It’s one of the popular holidays in the world, Halloween. From ghosts and goblins to scary movies and tricks or treats, the holiday can be a lot of fun but also dangerous if not handled properly. To help viewers learn Halloween safety, “The Doctors” share their tips for a safe and healthy Halloween.
On the Thursday, October 31st show, the doctors join in the fun, celebrating in costume dressed as some of Hollywood’s most famous icons; actor Orlando Jones from the hit new show "Sleepy Hollow" visits; Dr. Travis Stork helps a young fan learn the importance of brushing her teeth; and Dr. Sears and Dr. Berman compete in a 5K zombie fun run.
To round out the fact and fun-filled hour, Dr. Jim Sears offers some safety tips for safe trick-or-treating below (see the complete list on the next episode of “The Doctors” on October 31, 2013):
For a safe Halloween costumes:
- Makeup should be non-toxic so it doesn't cause skin irritation or rashes
- Costumes need to be fire retardant
- Children should be able to see through masks without obstruction
- Toy knives or swords should be soft. Make them out of cardboard, felt or foam
When out trick-or-treating:
- Eat a full dinner so they are not hungry and tempted to eat their candy
- Memorize their phone number in case they get lost
- Place reflective strips on their costumes so cars can easily spot them
- Use flashlights or glow sticks
- Don't ride a bike or wear roller blades
- Don't enter a stranger's house
- Don't eat any candy before returning home
- Make sure everyone knows CPR
- Parents should inspect candy before eating
- Review fire safety with your child.
- With candles and jack-o-lanterns at every turn, kids can get burned. Teach them "Stop, Drop and Roll"
Make your home safe for trick-or-treaters:
- Make sure your outdoor lights are working properly
- Secure pets
For more tips, catch “The Doctors” for more Halloween fun and safety. To see where the show is airing in your area, visit their page at TheDoctors.