Halloween safety is the subject this edition of "Sharp Advice" with former Lady Raider Coach Marsha Sharp.
The number one rule for Halloween is not to let your kids walk door-to-door unsupervised. Also, make sure they are carrying some sort of light or a reflector on their costume. Halloween can be a fun time of costumes and candy. It can also be a time of accidents if some rules for safety are not observed. For children, stay on the sidewalks and do not run. Also, try to stay in neighborhood with which you are familiar and remember when you walk from door to door, try not to wear your mask if you have one.
Registered Nurse Holly Thetford says, "When choosing a costume you should check to make sure that it's fire retardant; it should say so on the label, and you can certainly ask the sales person as well. You want to really be careful of things that have long trains and sashes, try to avoid anything that children can trip on.
Make sure that your costume also allows you to get a seat belt on when you get in the car, because lots of people travel at Halloween. You know most people just don't walk in their neighborhood any longer. So, we certainly don't want to sacrifice any safety issues because we might crumple a wing or something in the car.
From your friends at Covenant Health System, I'm Marsha Sharp reminding you that when it comes to good health, the ball is in your court.