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 Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center ERs keep care close to home. At the Pediatric ER at Gulf Coast Regional Medical Center, 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!
- Difficulty Breathing
- Head Injuries
- High or Persistent Fever
- Severe Allergic Reactions
- Severe Infections
- Severe Pain
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 Candy Should You Let Your Kids Eat?
Let your child trade some candy for a prize such as a toy, book, or a fun event
Let your child pick 2-3 pieces of candy to have each day
Let your child pick a few pieces of candy & donate the rest to a senior citizen center or shelter
Dress Your Little Monsters for Safety
Add bright and reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags
Choose hats, makeup, wigs or masks that don’t block eyesight
Make sure shoes fit well
Look out for choking hazards like small parts or strings