Kids.gov has a few suggestions for a safe Halloween:
1. Look up local trick-or-treating rules. Plot out a map.
2. Stick reflective tape on dark costumes. No one wants an accident to ruin Halloween. Face paint rather than a mask for clearer vision.
3. Pick a perfect pumpkin for carving. Pumpkin should be firm with a level bottom.
4. Use glow-sticks or low-powered flash lights. This is for inside the jack-o-lantern as well as for seeing as you trick-or-treat.
5. Screen candy before your kids eat. This suggests throwing out anything that has been opened as well as home made goods unless you know the maker.
They also suggest a light snack before eating candy. For those with allergies glow sticks or small toys make other options.
Health Is Vital
Health is taken for granted, until you can't any more. In this blog I hope to put down on paper some of the articles I come across and want to remember, about health. I will be personalizing these articles to apply to me. I am diabetic, over weight, have high blood pressure and tinnitus, so these are the things you will find here. I will include nutrition, exercise, and holistic health, and many other ideas. I work in the health profession, particularly mental health, and have an interest in suicide prevention; so these topics will also be covered in this blog. Please, if you are suffering reach out. Our county health and crisis line is 1-855-278-4204.