Safety Tips to “Spook” Halloween Hazards Away

Protect your little ghosts and goblins this Halloween by following these safety tips offered by the injury prevention experts at CHOC Children’s.

  • Purchase costumes that are flame-resistant and fit securely on your child; make sure they can be seen and avoid any masks that obstruct your child’s view.
  • Never allow your young child to trick-or-treat without adult supervision.
  • While trick-or-treating, obey all traffic signs and signals, and never cross the street between cars or mid-block.  Be sure to carry a flashlight.
  • Carefully inspect your child’s stash of goodies.  Discard homemade treats and fruit, unless you know the person they came from.
  • Keep your home safe for trick-or-treaters by removing all obstacles from the entryway.

With these tips, CHOC hopes you and your little ones enjoy a safe Halloween this Saturday!

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CHOCO for President

Today we celebrated Halloween at CHOC Children’s and I officially announced my candidacy for the President of the United States.  I promise honey in every pot and a toy bear for every child in the nation if I am elected President.

All joking aside, this is one of my favorite events here at the hospital. It is so much fun to see all of our Associates dressed up for Halloween. Many of our patients get dressed up too and they get to walk through the halls trick or treating. Just because they can’t be home for Halloween doesn’t mean they can’t have fun and based on the smiles I saw today I think everyone had a spooktacular day!