Parenting is awesome, but sometimes hard. So, if you are trying to be a better one, here’s a child safety guide for winter holidays to keep your little treasures healthy and protected.
Child safety guide for winter holidays
The X-mas tree
- Skip bubble lights. Because methylene chloride used in them is highly poisonous if swallowed, inhaled, or if it just touches skin.
- Put the glass higher. Your child will appreciate these shiny tinsel and sparkly ornaments later.
- Mind the batteries. Make sure that children can’t touch or swallow them.
You can find more tips on child proofing your Christmas tree here.
- Keep your drinks out of reach of children. Alcohol is extremely dangerous for children.
- Think of smarter snacks. Party foods like popcorn and peanuts are small enough for kids to choke on.
- Ask for proper sleeping arrangements. Anyway, tell your host that you are traveling with a child in advance. Some hotel rooms and apartments are not made for that.
- Plan what to eat. Maybe you’ll have to take something with you.
- Grab a toy. Your child’s favorite toy will help all of you!
- Think layers. Also make sure that head, neck and hands of a child are covered.
- Check clothes. Children can continue playing outside even if they are wet, or cold.
- Use sunscreen. We all are under risk of getting sunburned in the winter, too.
- Get equipped well. Put on your children helmets, for example when when snowboarding, or skiing.