Join us for the Coquille Valley Hospital Halloween Hunt on Tuesday, Oct. 31, from 2-5pm! Trick-or-treaters can follow a map to find treat stations throughout the hospital. This is an excellent indoor option for costumed kids and their parents to gather treats in a fun, safe way. It’s going to be a spectacular, not-too-spooky event! For a frightfully fun holiday, talk with your little ghouls and goblins about how to be safe on Halloween and follow these simple steps.
- Plan costumes that are bright and reflective or add reflective tape.
- Make sure shoes fit well and costumes are short enough to prevent tripping.
- Look for the words “flame resistant” on costume labels, wigs and accessories.
- Consider non-toxic makeup and hats as safer alternatives to masks.
- Check that hats fit properly to prevent them from blocking vision.
- Avoid sharp or long swords, canes or sticks as a costume accessory.
- Do not use decorative contact lenses; these can cause serious infections and injuries.
- Let kids draw on pumpkins with markers, then have parents do the carving.
- Use a flashlight or glow stick instead of a candle to light your pumpkin.
- Ensure your porch and walkways are well-lit and remove trip hazards.
- Consider offering non-edible goodies for children with food allergies.
- Always accompany young children and hold hands when crossing the road.
- Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a home or car for a treat.
- Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, it can happen.
For tips on easing babies and toddlers into Halloween fun and even more safety tips, visit healthychildren.org.