Holiday Safety Tips, keep your eye’s on the kids!!

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This week the kids will be out of school as of Wednesday for the holidays. This is the time of year that we as parents must keep an eye out a little more on the kids while they’re home. Home safety should be addressed everyday and not just during the holidays. It’s that time of year when families gather, have parties, make special treats and travel. We know everyone is busy during this time of year but we must take some basic precautions to ensure the whole family remains safe and injury-free throughout the season.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind while the kids are home for the holidays!

1) Never keep candles near trees, boughs, curtains/drapes, or around any potentially flammable items.

2) Turn off all lights on trees and decorations when you go to bed or leave the house and unplug extension cords when not in use.

3) Be aware of dangers associated with coin lithium batteries; of particular concern is the ingestion of button batteries. Many of your family’s holiday decorations could include button batteries so be sure to keep them out of reach of children.

4) Be sure to keep all cleaning products including liquid laundry packets out of sight and reach of children. These products can be harmful if swallowed or if they come in contact with the eyes.

5) Store all dangerous items up high and away from the kids.

6) Make sure your children keep small items, specifically ornaments, out of their mouths.

As a retired nurse I’ve seen these types of accidents occur and the devastation on those parents’ faces speaks for itself! We must take the time to protect our children at all times, trust me when I say within a blink of an eye things can go wrong even when you’re standing right there.

Especially when it comes down to those laundry packets we use daily. The dangers that come with the accidental exposure to these products is why every household needs to take action in placing them up high and away from the kids.

When I see this picture above it makes me think of my own child who was just as curious as the child in the image. Last year around Christmas time my son decided to reach up on the counter and grab his dad’s razor, even though the protection cap was on the razor this still could have been a bad accident. Thank God we were in the bathroom when this occurred.

So you see every household needs to take the Pledge and join ACI in spreading the word and taking action in preventing future accidents.

Here’s how you can help:

  • Never let children handle laundry packets
  • Always store this product up and out of sight and reach of children
  • Always store laundry packets in their original container or pouch
  • Always keep product containers securely closed
  • Never puncture or pull packets apart

 

Don’t let those laundry packets disrupt your holidays, make sure all laundry packets are kept out of sight and reach. ALWAYS store laundry packets in their original container or pouch until they are ready to be used.

Check out this useful infographic from the American Cleaning Institute . Take the Pledge to join them and place a copy of their infographic on your refrigerator this Holiday!

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Howdy everyone, I just wanted to inform you that the opinions expressed in this post are 100% my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the FTC guidelines.

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Howdy, My name is Lisa and I enjoy reading, music, blogging and outdoor activities! I'm married with three kids and two awesome grand kids. I am a retired Nurse who now have ventured into blogging for over the last 6 years. I've been Blessed to connect with many awesome brands and bloggers!

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