Note to Parents
Children’s safety is important to Saint John Hospital. And we understand how sometimes safety is overlooked in all the excitement of the Halloween spirit. Here are just a few tips from the Saint John Emergency Room staff to check before sending your children out trick-or treating to ensure a fun, safe Halloween!
- Visit only well-lit houses in neighborhoods you know–never enter a house!
- Always walk with an adult.
- Carry a flashlight and try to finish before dark.
- Obey road safety rules. Walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic; look before crossing, and always use cross walks — no cutting across lawns or going between cars!
- Never eat treats before an adult checks them.
- Do not wear hats or masks that
- cover the eyes–try to use makeup instead of masks.
- Wear costumes that are light-colored and flame-resistant–avoid wearing big, baggy sleeves and long, flowing skirts which could impair walking or catch on fire.
- Wear comfortable shoes–flats or sneakers–and always carry an I.D. card with change for a phone call.
- Use reflective tape trim to alert oncoming cars.
- Keep jack-o-lanterns away from curtains, costumes and decorations — never leave a burning jack-o-lantern alone!
- Keep steps and sidewalks clear.