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By Dr. Rion Berg
October 31, 2016

Whether your kid has decided to go as Batman, Wonder Woman, or a monster for Halloween it's important to keep their safety in mind. Kids often don't pay attention to where they're walking, missing cracks in the sidewalk or other obstructions in the street.

On Halloween this is particularly true since the dark night and wearing masks can impair their vision. In addition, your princess may want to wear tiny high heels or your monster may covet those big monster feet. Unfortunately these shoes have many limitations when keeping your kid safe.

It's not surprising with all these hitches your kids are more likely to get sprained ankles, fall, stub or break their toes, and get foreign bodies that can work their way into a less than protected shoe.

Good footwear can make a difference. Even though your kids may covet the biggest, ugliest feet the best shoes for them to wear is a walking shoe or tennis shoe. They'll be more likely to make it through Halloween without coming to pay us a visit at Foot and Ankle Center of Lake City.

As your local Seattle podiatrist it's also important to pay attention to the length of the costume. No matter what shoes they wear if they're tripping over a too long ghost costume their chances of falling are greater.

Many families participate in prescheduled events to make sure the setting is a safe one. This year the website Nextdoor is designating which houses will be giving out candy and which ones won't. Check out this Halloween Treat Map so that you kids can more easily find the houses that will be welcoming.

Finally, keep in mind that if you're giving out treats those treats don't have to be candy. Small toys such as glow sticks, stickers, small puzzles, crayons, tops, and other inexpensive items you can pick up at the Dollar Store or the Oriental Trading Company are often much appreciated by small ones and parents alike.

Call us today at 206-368-7000 for an appointment, often same day. You can also request an appointment online.

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Seattle foot and ankle specialist, Dr. Rion Berg offers foot care for patients with bunions, heel pain, diabetes, fungal toenails, ingrown nails, and surgical solutions when needed to residents of Seattle, Bellevue, Kirkland, Shoreline, Lake Forest Park, Mountlake Terrace, Lynnwood and other surrounding suburbs.

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