How To: Keeping Your Kids Safe This Holiday Season

Little girl sitting on a window sill and looks at the street

Give yourself the peace of mind you deserve this holiday season with these safety tips.

One of the best parts of the holiday season is being able to spend quality time with your kids. Unfortunately, the holidays bring many safety issues that are often overlooked. To help you whole family enjoy the season, keep these holiday kids safety tips in mind.

In the kitchen:

  • Keep all hot foods and liquids away from the edges of tables and counters where they can easily be knocked over.
  • Keep all pot holders turned away from the front of the stove to help prevent any burns or other injuries.

When putting up decorations:

  • Keep all candles, sharp decorations, and any breakable decorations out of the reach of children.
  • Avoid putting up decorations that look like candy or other food items.

To prevent poisoning:

  • Many holiday plants, including holly, Jerusalem cherry, mistletoe, and poinsettias, are poisonous and should always be kept out of the reach of children.
  • Do not allow children to get ahold of any alcoholic beverages during the holidays.

When picking out toys:

  • Choose toys that are ability and age appropriate. Toys that are too advanced for small children can pose safety hazards.
  • If giving your kids a bike or other toy that they can ride, make sure they also get the proper safety equipment, including a helmet.

To prevent choking:

  • Popcorn, peanuts, and other small candies all pose a choking hazard for children under the age of four.
  • Avoid giving small children toys with removable or small parts.

Next the fireplace:

  • Always keep lighters and matches out of the reach of small children.
  • Do not burn wrapping paper since it can easily start a flash fire.

Having the right insurance policies in place will help to keep you and your family properly protected this season. Contact the insurance professionals at Martplan Insurance Agency in La Habra, California for all of your insurance coverage needs.