Trick or treat, not sick and treatment this Halloween

Date: 28 October 2016

Cartoon child dressed as as Frankenstein's monster, covered in green makeup

As another Halloween fast approaches, we’re asking parents to pass on simple tips and advice to their children to ensure their Halloween celebration is all about the treats.

Halloween celebrations seem to grow bigger each year and as the scary costumes are being selected and the fun activities planned.

Here are some of our tips to help make sure your spooky celebrations go smoothly and they avoid an unnecessary trip to A&E:

  • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision
  • Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation
  • Never walk near lit candles or flames. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes
  • Always make sure children are accompanied by an adult. Never let them go out alone
  • Try to stay close to your home and stay in streets that you all know
  • Children should carry a torch or even a glow stick with them to help be seen by drivers
  • Try to include something reflective in their costume so they can be seen in the dark
  • Parents - make sure you can be seen too by wearing something reflective – Remember everyone needs to be safe and be seen
  • Some costumes could hinder walking so remember to walk carefully and not run, to prevent trips and falls
  • Always use the green cross code and stick to the pavements
  • Do not cut across peoples gardens and driveways, there could be hidden dangers.
  • Summary:

    Boo! Take a look at our tips and advice to help you stay safe and have a happy Halloween.