Whether dressing up in costumes, trick-or-treating, or having parties with their friends, most children love Halloween! But did you know that Halloween is also a time when more children than usual end up in the emergency room due to falls, traffic collisions, and other injuries? All the sweets in the house (and at school) can also wreak havoc on a child's teeth and healthy diet. Some knowledge and planning can help ensure that your child's Halloween is both safe and healthy!
~Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP
Medical Editor, HealthyChildren.org