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Child Safety

Child Christmas Safety Tips

  • Make sure Christmas trees are well anchored and watered so they do not become a fire hazard.
  • Keep all breakable Christmas ornaments, electrical extensions and burning objects (candles, incense and potpourri pots) out of small children's reach.
  • Make sure your fireplace is screened and all trees, presents, and children are kept away from fire.
  • When wrapping presents keep scissors out of children's hands.
  • Make sure infants and toddlers don't play with ribbon.
  • When involving children in holiday baking make sure adults handle all of the hot items.
  • While shopping never let your children out of your sight.
  • If your child is lost in a mall or department store, demand that the store take appropriate action.
  • Follow all age guidelines on toys and do not deviate.
  • Teach children not to succumb to temptation of toys or candy in a shopping environment.
  • Request an escort back to your car when you are finished shopping at night.
  • Never leave your children unattended in a car.
  • Create well-supervised activities for children during Christmas break.


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