This holiday season, keep your celebrations are full of love and happiness, not panicked, last-minute trips to the ER with the little ones.
Welcome in the New Year with good health by following these tips:
Choose toys and age-appropriate gifts for children and don’t allow any toys with sharp objects or edges. Avoid darts, pellet guns and firearms as gifts; toys that can be choking hazards; and hard candy. Remember to avoid toys with strings longer than 12 inches as it can be a strangulation hazard; slingshots or other projectile types; and toys with magnets. Give children under 10 only toys with batteries and compartments that can only be opened by an adult and don’t let them play with batteries. Buy durable toys that will not break, shatter into pieces or release toxic substances. Read all warning labels carefully on toys and decorations and remember to supervise children at all times.
Remember safety gear for sports like helmet and goggles and re-visit sports safety tips. Keep decorations safe by being careful when decorating trees, hanging glass ornaments higher up where children cannot reach them, using only safe electrical lights that do not have damaged wiring and candle/fire safety. Keep decorations away from open flames and heaters.
Open champagne bottles pointed away from the face, eyes and other people, covering the cork with a towel and turning it slowly with a slight upward motion. Remember food allergies and other allergies when gifting items. Remember to drive safely, have a designated driver if you are drinking, wear your seat belt and restrain children in age and weight appropriate car seats or booster seats.
Stay safe and have a wonderful Holiday Season from all of us at CRMC!