Halloween Safety Tips

Published October 26th, 2021 by Dr. Markson

Halloween night should be filled with more treats than tricks! When preparing for October 31st, a safe Halloween costume isn't the only precaution you should take while trick-or-treating. Here are some Halloween safety tips to consider before going outside!

Ensure Costumes Are Toxin-Free

We have so much to take into consideration when getting our children ready for Halloween. If you want to use face paint or makeup, opt for natural ingredients rather than ones containing parabens, fragrances, dyes, or petroleum-based ingredients. To avoid allergic reactions, apply a small patch of natural makeup or face paint on the inner arm of the person who will wear it a few days before the event, so you can ensure there will be no reactions.

Be Prepared for the Night

On a night that's supposed to be fun for everyone, the last thing you want to do is have an exhausted and over-sugared child. Daylight is the safest time to go trick-or-treating, but if that is not possible, make sure your kids get a good nap to avoid any exhaustion.

Make Sure Costumes Can Be Seen

The sun sets earlier now, and it's sometimes hard for drivers to see trick-or-treaters as they approach. A safe Halloween costume should include bright colors or reflective tape so vehicles can see them clearly.

Always Check the Candy

The best part of Halloween as a kid was at the end of the night, going home, spreading out all the candy on the floor and bartering for the best pieces. As a parent, you can participate by being "the candy inspector." Your job will be to make sure that everything is sealed and safe. Though it is unlikely that you will find anything harmful in treats, you should always be vigilant and check for tampering, spoilage, allergenic ingredients, choking hazards, and missing wrappers—you never know! Then let the bartering commence!

Come See Us at Markson Chiropractic  

Chiropractic care has many benefits for your overall health and wellness, and we want everyone in your family to be healthy. This is particularly important during the holiday season, when maintaining a healthy lifestyle can be difficult. If you would like more Halloween safety tips, just ask your chiropractor during your next appointment. Click here to get started – your local Plantation, FL chiropractor is here to help you stay healthy and happy!

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