Holiday Hazards

Just how safe are your holiday decorations for kids?

Holiday Hazards

There are so many beautiful holiday decorations that can make a home so festive. But, while you may love the décor, it may not love your kids.  In fact, some décor can be dangerous to children explains Pamela Fuselli, Executive Director of SafeKids Canada.”Parents should be aware of small parts, such as small candies that are choking hazards, tinsel, that kind of thing and recognize that their children are going to put these things in their mouths. The other thing is that in the colder weather, a lot of homes have gas fireplaces and we’ve seen children being injured severely on their hands and on their faces by falling into or being attracted to gas fireplaces.”So many holiday traditions include the biggest hazard to kids…fire.”Well never leave a candle on its’ own and never leave a child unsupervised in a room with candles. Keep them up high, and keep them in containers that children can’t access, and make sure you supervise.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Pamela Fuselli, Executive Director of SafeKids Canada. Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.

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