The American Academy of Pediatrics offers a great message about Halloween:
- it is an exciting time of year for kids, and
- you can help ensure your kids have a safe Halloween with some easy to follow tips about costume safety, pumpkin carving safety, and keeping your kids safe while trick-or-treating
Remember, you can be safe and still let your kids have fun. While most people think of Halloween as a time for fun and treats, keep in mind that roughly four times as many children aged 5 to 14 years of age are killed while walking on Halloween evening compared with other evenings of the year, and falls are a leading cause of injuries among children on Halloween.