Tips for Keeping Children Safe During the Holidays

Lisa C. Daily Life, Settlement & Community News

The holiday season is a fun, exciting time for you and your family. However, we still need to stay vigilant and watch out for the things that may pose threats to the health and safety of our children.

Today, let’s take a look at some holiday safety tips for keeping the young ones safe and sound.

Parking lot safety
  • Shopping malls are busier than usual during the holidays, even with new public health restrictions in effect.
  • Drive carefully at crawl speed (no more than 15 km/h) in the parking lot of a shopping mall, especially when backing out of a parking space.
Holiday Decoration
  • Some decorative plants and flowers are poisonous to children. Check out: Poisonous and Non-poisonous Plants: An Illustrated List
  • Keep button batteries out of children’s reach.
  • Turn off decorative lights before going to bed or leaving home to prevent fire.
  • Keep candles, lighters and matches out of children’s reach and sight.
Outdoor safety

Word of the Day:

Decorative: making something look more attractive

References:

https://childsafecanada.com/safety_tips/poison_prevention

https://www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/12-tips-for-keeping-children-safe-during-the-holidays

https://www.safekids.org/holiday-safety-tips