As Halloween is fast approaching, a lot of parents are wondering how to keep their children safe during this fun and exciting time.
At Regal Pediatrics and Regal After Hours Clinic in Rochester Hills and Washington Township, we recommend that children stay in a group with parents while trick or treating. It is also wise to socialize and accept candy only from individuals known to the parents.
In order to avoid getting a stomachache and packing on extra weight, we also recommend limiting the amount of candy consumed. There are no rules set in stone regarding how much candy should be eaten, but 2-3 age appropriate pieces should be reasonable.
The excess candy can be stored for the future or donated to our troops overseas. Also, hospitals, shelters, food pantries and even churches often accept leftover candy.
Some parents wonder if peanut allergies and Halloween go hand-in-hand.
At Regal Pediatrics and Regal After Hours Clinic in Rochester Hills and Washington Township we advise that a peanut allergy should be properly diagnosed based on data collection, examination and test. If your child has a confirmed peanut allergy, the best policy to keep is to prevent exposure.
When it’s time to choose a Halloween costume, please make sure that it’s flame resistant and fitted. It’s also a good idea to fasten reflective tape to Halloween costumes and bags to help drivers see you. Carrying a flashlight makes it safer and more fun!
At Regal Pediatrics and Regal After Hours Clinic in Rochester Hills and Washington Township (also serving patients from Troy, Pontiac, Sterling Heights, Utica, Shelby Township) we wish you a safe and happy Halloween!!