Winter holidays are magical and memorable, but also can present unique child safety issues many of us neglect to consider. We decorate our homes, host guests and indulge in a frenzy of activities that create unintended safety hazards for children.
To keep the holidays happy, safe and injury-free, please consider the following child safety precautions:
Candles invoke a festive feeling during the holidays, but are responsible for a significant increase in home fires during this time. Candles should be kept a minimum of 3 feet away from anything that can burn, monitored at all times and out of reach of children and pets. Battery-powered candles can be a safe alternative.
Following these common-sense suggestions will help to keep your loved ones safe this holiday season. For more safety information and checklists, visit homesafetycouncil.org