Keeping it Spooky and Safe: Halloween Tips for Special Needs Children

by ih-chi admin

Halloween is one of the most anticipated days of the kid calendar—if not ‘the’ most anticipated. Candy, costumes, tricks and treats all add up to loads of fun…until someone gets a tummy ache from too many sweets or takes a tumble walking around at night in the dark.

Here are some helpful tips from the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) to make sure your spooky Halloween is a smooth and safe one: Halloween Safety Tips.

If you are the parent of a special needs child, or hosting one at your Halloween festivities, here are a few other things to also consider:

  • Make sure costumes aren’t too cumbersome or compromise mobility in any way, especially if the child is already assisted by a walker or wheelchair.
  • Check all candy labels for food dyes, artificial sweeteners, or other ingredients that may interfere with medications or exacerbate any condition.
  • Limit alarming noises such as the doorbell or constant door-knocking by setting up a spot to distribute candy outside in front of your house.
Have a spooky and fun evening!