Caring for our Kids: Halloween safety

November 3, 2019 posted by


FOR CHILDREN, BUT THERE IS ONE WE SHOULD ALL KNOW. ON AVERAGE, CHILDREN ARE MORE THAN TWICE AS LIKELY TO BE HIT BY A CAR AND KILLED ON HALLOWEEN THAN ON ANY OTHER DAY OF THE YEAR. IT’S ALSO A BUSY HOLIDAY FOR HOSPITAL EMERGENCY ROOMS. JOINING US WITH MORE FROM CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL IS DR. LISE CHRISTENSEN. 1. WHICH TYPES OF INJURIES SEND KIDS TO THE HOSPITAL ON & AROUND HALLOWEEN? HEAD INJURY FROM BEING HIT BY A VEHICLE OR FALLING CUTS & LACERATIONS PUMPKIN CARVING IS THE BIGGEST CULPRIT ACCORDING TO THE CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION BURNS OPEN FLAMES FROM CANDLES OR LIGHTERS 2. WHAT ARE SOME WAYS WE CAN PREVENT INJURIES TONIGHT? MAKE SURE YOUR CHILD’S COSTUME IS NOT TOO LONG TRIM IT IF NECESSARY. KIDS ARE EXCITED AND WILL RUN. SKIP THE MASKS THESE PREVENT CHILDREN FROM FULLY SEEING THEIR SURROUNDINGS ALWAYS TRICK OR TREAT WITH AN ADULT OLDER CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO WATCH YOUNGER KIDS HAVE KIDS CARRY GLOW STICKS OR FLASHLIGHTS SO THEY CAN BE SEEN BY DRIVERS CROSS THE STREET AT CORNERS AND TRICK OR TREAT ON ONE SIDE OF STREET BEFORE HEADING TO OTHER SIDE DO NOT DART BACK AND FORTH REMIND ADULTS TO DRIVE SAFELY, WATCH FOR KIDS AND LIMIT DISTRACTIONS IN THEIR VEHICLES ON HALLOWEEN. AN ADULT OLDER CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE EXPECTED TO WATCH YOUNGER KIDS HAVE KIDS CARRY GLOW STICKS OR FLASHLIGHTS SO THEY CAN BE SEEN BY DRIVERS CROSS THE STREET AT CORNERS AND TRICK OR TREAT ON ONE SIDE OF STREET BEFORE HEADING TO OTHER SIDE DO NOT DART BACK AND FORTH REMIND ADULTS TO DRIVE SAFELY, WATCH FOR KIDS AND LIMIT DISTRACTIONS IN THEIR VEHICLES ON HALLOWEEN. D A REMINDE– IF YOU HAVE A ESTION ABOUT YO I’S HEALTH — YOU CAN EMAIL ME AT L- TUCKER AT W-A-T-E DOT COM… BE SURE TO TUNE IN EVERY THURSDAY HERE ON W-A-T-E SIX ON YOUR SIDE NEWS AT 4:30 TO SEE IF WE USE YOUR QUESTION ON THE AIR. MATT: THE COLDEST AIR OF THE SEASON IS ON THE WAY TONIGHT. I’LL LET YOU KKNOW WHAT TO EXPECT, NEXT

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