New York, NY, October 30, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- The streets of New York come alive every year for Halloween, the one night a year that children and adults alike become whatever their imagination can dream of and seek out an answer to the question "Trick or treat?" While the festivities are abundant and candy is bountiful, families who intend to step out and strut their spooky stuff should keep a few things in mind.
First, make sure children are visible to nighttime drivers. Reflector tape, glow sticks, and flashlights are a few basics that go a long way in making children easier to spot in darker costumes. Ensure that children know the rules for crossing the street, such as looking both ways and using caution. Go to well-lit houses and never go inside, rather stand at least a foot from the entrance of the door. An emergency identification card should be placed in children's clothing, underneath their costume in case of accidental separation. Also, be sure that clothes and headwear are not too baggy, to avoid trips and stumbles, or impairing vision.
Most Importantly, do not let children consume candy before you have the chance to carefully go through the lot, to ensure candy hasn't been tampered with and is safe to eat. On the off chance a child consumes a treat that has a strange taste, may have been tampered with, or makes the child ill, contact the NYC Poison Control Center at (212) POISONS for English, and (212) VENENOS for Spanish. If you're outside of the city, 1-800-222-1222 will connect you to your local hotline. Also monitor and facilitate the distribution of candy in the days and weeks after Halloween, to reduce sugar-induced complications that affect children's teeth or blood sugar.
"The safety and health of our community's children is extremely important to us. Halloween is a time of fun and adventure. However, the odds of accidents and emergencies are higher. That is why it is important for every parent to take the time with their children to go over safety and responsibility during trick-or-treating and the effect of too much candy on teeth and other health issues, just to ensure everyone has a good time," said Emanuel Inoyatov, Chief Operating Officer of Health Professionals NYC.
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