Oct 30, 2017
Posted By Heimlich Heroes
Candy, costumes, and family fun...Halloween is right around the corner and Heimlich Heroes™ wants to keep your loved ones safe. Check out our guidelines to a healthy, happy Halloween experience.
A Choke-Free Halloween:
According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, food causes more than 50 percent of choking episodes. Small pieces of candy, paired with kids running around and laughing, can lead to a choking incident.
Make sure you talk to your kids about the potential hazards. You can prevent a choking emergency with these simple tips:
Dress for Success:
The perfect costume is one that keeps your child visible. If the costume isn't bright and reflective, add reflective tape to make sure children can be seen by motorists. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, pedestrian-related injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween. Stay on well-lit sidewalks and never let your child cross a street without an adult.
Here are a few more quick costume checks to make before trick-or-treating:
Before accompanying your kids on their spooky, fun adventure, serve a well-balanced meal for dinner to keep them from filling up on sugary treats. The American Heart Association recommends limiting children to less than six teaspoons of added sugar per day.
When it comes to candy...
Keep your family safe by reviewing these tips and guidelines with your children. You can have a safe, healthy and fun Halloween if you're prepared!
Happy Halloween, from Heimlich Heroes!