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Halloween Health and Safety Tips from Tuttle Chiropractic

Tuttle Chiropractic knows that Halloween is a favorite time of year for children and adults—dressing up in costumes, attending parties, and trick-or-treating. Witches, goblins, and werewolves, oh my!

The excitement and fun of Halloween can make children forget some of the safety rules they have learned. It is important to keep your child’s safety in mind when planning costumes, decorations, treats and activities. Put Halloween safety first with these common-sense tips.

Halloween Tips Tuttle Chiropractic

S             Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

A            Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

F             Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

E             Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of

treats you eat.

H            Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.

A            Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent skin and eye irritation.

L             Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.

L             Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.

O            Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

W           Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.

E             Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats unless you know the cook well.

E             Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.

N            Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Follow these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for everyone!  Tuttle Chiropractic wants to wish you a happy, safe, and healthy Halloween.

Dr. Justin Tuttle is a native of Peoria, IL and is a graduate of St. Vincent de Paul and Peoria Notre Dame High School. After completing an undergraduate degree in Business Leadership from Purdue University Dr. Justin Tuttle began his Chiropractic training at Palmer College of Chiropractic, Davenport, Iowa, where he graduated in 2005.

October is National Chiropractic Health Month (NCHM), and this year’s theme is “Get Vertical!” According to the American Chiropractic Association’s (ACA) site, “Get Vertical focuses on the importance of joint health at all stages of life and … encourages everyone to use the month of October to get off their couches and office chairs, stand up and move.”

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