UW Health offers 6 tips to keep kids safe on Halloween | News

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MADISON (WKOW) — The spookiest evening of the yr is nearly right here, and lots of conventional Halloween actions are again after a yr off as a result of COVID-19 pandemic. 

UW-Well being says that this yr, greater than ever, households ought to be occupied with security as they hit the streets for trick-or-treat. 

“Children love this time of yr. It may be an necessary a part of their childhood, but it surely will also be harmful,” mentioned Rishelle Eithun, program supervisor for damage prevention, UW Well being Children. “It’s a sobering statistic however, in line with Secure Children Worldwide, on common, kids are greater than twice as prone to be hit by a automotive and killed on Halloween than another day of the yr.”

UW Well being has six suggestions for individuals to contemplate so everybody can have a secure and enjoyable Halloween. 

  1. Drivers ought to decelerate and be alert. Children are excited on Halloween and will dart into the road. Activate headlights early within the day to identify youngsters from additional away.
  2. Trick-or-treaters ought to carry glow sticks or flashlights, use reflective tape or stickers on costumes and luggage, and put on mild colours to assist youngsters see and be seen by drivers.
  3. Mother and father ought to be part of youngsters beneath age 12 for trick-or-treating.
  4. Remind youngsters to cross the road at corners or crosswalks.
  5. When deciding on a fancy dress, make sure that it’s the proper measurement to stop journeys and falls.
  6. Use face paints as a substitute of masks when attainable. Masks can restrict kids’s imaginative and prescient.