Keeping Your Kids Safe on Halloween

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Keeping your children safe on Halloween is up to you.
Air Date: 10/29/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: David Hill, MD
david hill 2013Dr. David Hill is Vice President of Cape Fear Pediatrics in Wilmington, NC, and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at UNC Medical School. He serves on the executive committees of the North Carolina Pediatric Society and the American Academy of Pediatrics Council On Communications and the Media. In addition to writing a monthly column for Wilmington Parent Magazine, Dr. Hill writes and records for multiple websites including as,, and He has three children, ages six, nine, and 11.
Keeping Your Kids Safe on Halloween
When we were kids, Halloween seemed a whole lot safer.

Dressing up as hobos and cowboys and going out to get tricks and treats didn't seem to be all that scary. But today, you want to do all you can to safeguard your princesses and pirates.

While most trick-or-treating is done during daylight hours, it has become the norm to accompany your child while out getting all those sugary treats. 

Some examples of how to keep your child safe are:
  •  Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  •  Look left, right and left again when crossing, and keep looking as you cross.
  •  Put electronic devices down and keep heads up. Walk, don’t run, across the street.

Listen in as Dr. David Hill discusses what you can do to help ensure your child's Halloween is awesome.

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