HOUSTON (October 30, 2015)

Each year Halloween provides an opportunity for families to get together, get creative with costumes, get outside and, most importantly, have fun. Not stepping on cracks or walking under ladders may just be innocent superstitions, but ensuring a safe weekend for your kids is so simple, it’s scary! All parents need to do is remember these spook-free safety tips, courtesy of Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital:

“In addition, parents need to be aware of any allergies their child may have,” said Dr. Robert Lapus, UTHealth emergency medicine physician affiliated with Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital. “Many candies contain peanuts, which is one of the most common food allergies. Candy packages are clearly labeled to help your child avoid any allergic reactions.”

Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital asks the community to please remember these safety tips this weekend and wishes Houston a safe and fun Halloween!