Halloween Safety: How to avoid the tricks of this spooky holiday

SAN ANTONIO – The key to having a successful Halloween weekend is all about indulging in the treats while avoiding all the tricks.

Dr. Sebrina Perkins, an Emergency Medicine Pediatrician with Greater San Antonio Emergency Physicians, said children should avoid wearing all-black costumes and costumes that are too long.

She says kids’ costumes should be light and bright in color and easy to move around in.

She also warns parents about masks.

“Kids may have a hard time, they won’t have the peripheral vision as they’re walking around the street,” Dr. Perkins said.

According to Perkins, parents can add reflective strips or glow-in-the-dark necklaces to their kids’ costumes to make them safer. 

And Halloween safety is not just about the costumes. 

Perkins says parents should check their kids’ candy buckets for anything that could be unsafe.

She says coins and even candy wrappers can be a choking hazard for young children.

For more information, visit www.GSEPEM.com or call (210) 575-777.