Making Halloween Safer: Tips for Protecting Your Little Monsters
by Skye Schulte, MS, MPH
Monsters and aliens are not the only scary things out on October 31st. Trips and falls (or even more serious accidents) can put a damper on Halloween festivities. But a little preparation and thought can go a long way in protecting your children from harm. The following tips taken from the American Academy of Pediatrics will help you to make this Halloween a safe one for you and your family.
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American Academy of Pediatrics
Los Angeles Fire Department, Halloween Safety Tips
Caring for Kids, The Canadian Paediatric Society
American Academy of Pediatrics website. Available at: http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/octhalloween.cfm. Accessed June 22, 2010.
National Safety Council website. Available at: http://www.nsc.org/.