Follow frightfully simple tips for Halloween safety

October 29, 2010

By Staff

NEW — 6 a.m. Oct. 29, 2010

Halloween is exciting for young revelers — but some of the scares can be real.

Halloween is a fun time for children, but the holiday is also time to be vigilant for possible safety hazards.

Before little ghouls and goblins set off into the night in search of candy, parents should talk to children about potential hazards of costumes or accessories, tainted candy and crossing the street unsupervised.

Drivers should also be vigilant for costumed children on Sunday night, as trick-or-treaters turned out in droves. Issaquah police plan extra patrols for Halloween weekend.

The state Department of Health has a comprehensive how-to list to make trick-or-treating fright-free.

Seattle Children’s offers tips for parents to make the festivity a trick-free treat. The list includes all aspects of the holiday, from public carving to gobbling sugary treats. Seattle Children’s Dr. Tony Woodward has additional safety advice for parents. Watch the video here.

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