The holidays are such a special time. Make sure yours stay fun and safe with these tips from our friends at Lakewood Pediatrics. It will take just a minute to read and share them.
The holidays are a great time of year with decorations, gifts and parties. They also bring about some “out of the ordinary” situations that may cause accidents that we were not expecting. Here are some tips for staying safe during the holidays.
Think Before You Decorate
Decorating the home is fun, and there may be some extra electrical cords around for lights and such. Be sure these are kept out of the way of the rugrats. Sometimes, candles are put within reach of little hands. Fires and burns are always something to be careful of.
Small Pieces Can Equal Big Trouble
Ornaments are always attractive to the little ones; they may be fragile, and a broken one can cause cuts. Small toys, beads, and button batteries might become a choking danger, or be swallowed. Even balloons can become choking hazards.
Keep Kitchen Safe
It may become busy in the kitchen. Be sure to keep hot liquids away from the edges so that they can’t be reached and spilled causing burns.
A frequent cause of injury during the holidays are new toys, especially the riding ones. Sometimes bicycles, scooters or skateboards are just above the level of the child, or they are not used to them, resulting in falls. So make sure the toys are age appropriate. Read the instructions for use carefully. Also, make sure they also have the necessary safety equipment, like helmets and pads. Finally, make sure they are used in safe surroundings.
We wish everyone a happy and safe season!
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