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6. Holiday Safety Tips for Kids

Here are some ideas to consider when the weather is cold and blustery:

1. Keep the timing for outdoor activities in the lighter part of the day so drivers can see the kids playing. And if it is snowing and visibility is low, it is to best either have an adult go outdoors and supervise, or watch the falling snow from indoors through a window or sliding glass door.

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2. If winter in your area includes playing in the snow with a sled try to introduce your child to how a sled works before going outside. Point out the steering mechanism and the metal rudders and how the steering works. And as in all snow play, the buddy system is a good idea for safety's sake. And about sled manners, point out that it is so important to try not to run into others with the sled.

3. Christmas tree lights present another danger. If your kids need it, set the tree up in a playpen for safety's sake for another year or two. It is better that the strings of electric lights are out of reach to begin with. And do use safety plugs in your electric sockets.

4. Baking Christmas cookies and cakes presents another danger because the oven door is being opened more often than for preparing dinner and those cookie sheets stay hot for a while. Best to train the kids not to touch the cookie sheets at all after they come out of the oven.

Though the holidays can be a fun time, for kids used to a set daily routine there may be some upsets. At least try to think ahead on the safety issues brought up here, and Happy Holidays to All!

Article by Susan Helene Kramer


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