A Trip to the ER is No Treat!
We want your little ones to stay safe this fall, because an unexpected trip to the ER is no treat. But when accidents happen, we’re here. Our kid-friendly ERs are not so scary - With short wait times and 24/7 pediatric emergency specialists, our family of ERs keep care close to home. At Chippenham and Henrico Doctors’ Hospital, with our dedicated children’s emergency rooms, we can meet the unique needs of kids in an emergency, giving you peace of mind.
Did you know? Eating sugar doesn’t actually make kids hyper – they naturally get excited at events like holidays and parties where sweets are served!
Pumpkin Carving 101
- Don’t allow small children to carve pumpkins. Kids can draw a face with markers or scoop out the pumpkin
- Let kids ages 5-10 use a safety pumpkin carving kit instead of a knife
- Use small votive candles for candle-lit pumpkins
- Place lit pumpkins on a sturdy table, away from curtains and other flammable objects
- Never leave lit pumpkins unattended
How Much Should You Let Kids Eat?
- Let your child trade some candy for a prize, such as a toy, book, or fun event
- Let your child pick 2-3 pieces of candy to have each day
- Let your child pick a few pieces of candy and donate the rest to a senior center or shelter
Dress Your Monsters for Safety
- Add bright reflective tape to costumers and trick-or-treat bags
- Choose hats, makeup, wigs or masks that don't block their eyesight
- Make sure shoes fit well
- Look out for choking hazards like small parts or stings