Be Picky, Not Tricky – Halloween Safety Tips


The kids are back to school and Fall has returned to the Lowcountry…well sort of. As Halloween approaches, we want to provide some safety tips to prevent any unexpected boo-boos:

See and Be Seen

On Halloween make sure your Trick-or- Treaters wear and/or carry something that ensures their visibility. Darth Vader is a great costume, but being The Dark Knight on a dark night may not be the safest choice. Cars and golf carts will be trolling the roads in addition to cute little goblins, and the likelihood of getting hit by a car goes way up on Halloween night, so make sure drivers and others can see you, and that your goblins can see them.

Be Picky, not Tricky

Halloween is a night to be super vigilant, both when you’re selecting treats to hand out to neighbors and when checking the candy your kids bring home. Pick over your child’s stash with care (bonus: you can snag a Twix for yourself!).

Beware of the Great Pumpkin

Decorating one’s home and yard has become a favorite Halloween activity, but there are some safety considerations here, too. And that fake blood? It might seem like a haunting good time, but don’t go overboard – a particularly gruesome or spooky display can cause real distress in younger children (and some not-so young ones as well). Other ways to decorate with safety in mind:

Have a great time, but don’t let this Halloween be the one to haunt you forever. Should you need us, our Roper St. Francis Express Care facilities are open until 8 p.m. in locations near you. Just bring us some candy, please!

Updated, October 23, 2018. Originally posted on October 26, 2016