Friday, December 14, 2012

Holiday Safety Tips from Safety 1st {Safety Gear Prize Pack Giveaway}

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While the holidays are a time for happiness, joy and togetherness, it's also a season that has the potential to be filled with any number of hidden hazards for children.

Whether you're running back and forth to get all aspects of the meal made in the kitchen or are visiting friends and family for an evening of tasty treats and gifts, parents have to be on high alert for dangers or risks that could turn a jolly occasion into a melancholy event.

Thanks to Safety 1st and Consumer Safety Expert Julie Vallese, they are ready to help you prepare for the holidays to have a fun and safe time for the entire family.

Julie Vallese

When it comes to keeping your little one safe from hidden hazards in the kitchen and beyond, Julie suggests...
  • Attending a holiday party? Foods like grapes or tomatoes left out on a low table can become choking hazards. Speak with your host to see if these can be put out of your child's reach.
  • Ask that your host not put lighted candles on a table cloth or anything else that a child could pull down.
  • For infants, make sure your child is always buckled in their car seat, even when not in the car. You never know who will pick up a car seat with a sleeping baby and you don't want to risk your child slipping out.
  • As family and friends come and go from your house child safety gates may be left open. Always make sure you, a family member or a friend is always watching your child.
  • Ensure that your stove has knob covers to protect kids from turning it on and off as you cook. As an added safety measure, try to use the back burners as much as possible.
  • Opening and shutting the fridge as you make your holiday meal? A fridge lock makes it difficult for your child to open, but still convenient for mom or dad.
For more tips from Julie, check out her videos on the Safety 1st Facebook page so that this holiday season you can be sure that your family will have a safe and happy Hannukah, Christmas, Kwanzaa and more.

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And, thanks to the generosity of Safety 1st, one person will be prepared to head into 2013 knowing that their home will be secure for their little one, because...

One lucky person will win a Safety 1st Perfect Fit Gate, Clear View Stove Knob Covers and a Refrigerator Door Lock (total ARV $60)!


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A big thank you to Safety 1st for providing these three safety products for one lucky giveaway winner. The opinions shared are my own and honest and if you really need to see more, click here to see how I roll.

136 comments:

Leslie W said...

I always use electrical outlet covers and get on my hands & knees to see what could be a potential hazard at their level.

Elizabeth Pyo said...

I try to make sure outlets are covered, things are out of reach on the counters, cabinets have locks, etc.

SueZH said...

I have a 1 year old granddaughter. Guess its time to start childproofing my house. Ill start with the electric outlets

wigget said...

lots of outlet covers and safety gates

B. Wilson said...

Bolt furniture and our television for no tipping!

Dave said...

We did teh regular child proofing and keep the house and yard free of additional hazzards

Ken Ohl said...

They are old enough now .Thankyou, Ken pohl19@comcast.net

Jan Messali said...

We have outlet covers and I just installed foam around the fireplace brick today. I've never seen the stove knob covers... really need these.

jlmk said...

I minimize the hazards and keep a close eye on the little ones.

Karen said...

Safety Gates, safety gates and more safety gates :)

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Stacey V said...

I try to be mindful of dangerous hazards and take measures to keep children away from them

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J @ IHeart-Motherhood said...

We have outlet covers on all of the outlets as well as covers over some of the door handles.

RealtorSD said...

Outlet covers, padded corners, etc and a play pen for when I need a shower! :)
Sarah davis
Sarah at realtorsd.com

Space Monkey said...

I have an Old- fashioned house, no "open floor plan" here. so many times, I keep any toddler or crawling baby IN he living room with us, gated off from the kitchen, etc... so they cannot get where we cannot see them! We baby-proofed, as normal, in the kitchen. But you know, I never heard of the stove guards before this! I like that idea! I want them.

Laura Lane said...

Right now I don't have littles in the home. I'd use this for a shower gift if I won.

Dianne said...

I need to child proof my home for grandchildren

clc408 said...

When my kids were small, I covered outlets and secured cabinet doors.

Yoga Mommy said...

I have locks on the cabinet doors and always keep my eye on my child.

Stevie said...

outlet covers, moving everything out of reach & following her around all day lol

Adrienne said...

We have outlet covers, gates, and a lock on the sliding glass door.

Eileen said...

With 6 kids you'd think I'd remember everything, but now with a 1 year old grand daughter living here and several part time day care kids my daughter cares for, we had to step up our safety watch. (my youngest is 13 so has been a while).

So far we know we need a toilet lock, we have of course the outlets covered, keep cords out of reach, anything glass or breakable is all gone from the living room. We keep the doors shut for now and have just one door safety knob for now. We have one safety gate to keep out of the kitchen and keep dogs away from kids during the daytime. We need another gate for the basement stairway and need to carpet the steps and buy a "landing" pad for at the bottom (just in case). This is actually the time we have just discussed all we still NEED to do as the kids are JUST mobile now. It is a lot to think about!

thanks!

ejrichter60 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

I constantly pick up small things on the floors.

Bradey said...

We have outlet covers, but she isn't mobile yet.. So this would be a perfect start for us!

Betsy said...

we use outlet covers

Growl Tiger said...

We have decluttered and make sure nothing of his is up high to tempt him to climb

naomi c said...

moved things up off of the floor, cabinet lock that keep kids out from under the sink

Cserafini said...

We keep all doors and cabinets locked.

Jenny Sims said...

We have gates and outlet covers, but are getting to the point where high shelves don't even work anymore!

Stephanie Larison said...

We have safety gates, electrical covers, cabinet locks too!

Erin Rok said...

I have to keep a lock on EVERYTHING my one year old is into it in a blink of an eye!
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delaney's mom said...

we cover our outlets and make sure that at an early age our children know the words hot and danger

caseyle2010 said...

i am currently pregnant with my first child, so this would be awesome to help protect my baby
caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

caitlin tate said...

I am expecting my first

Kaila said...

Locks on cabinets.

Jay said...

We use the plug covers.

julie said...

cabinet locks and outlet covers

mogrill said...

I use plug covers.Thanks for the chance.
mogrill12@gmail.com.

kim burnett said...

outlet covers, baby gates, cabinet locks

Kelly H. said...

We use outlet covers and keep medicines and cleaners put up in high cabinets.

Jessica B said...

I use outlet covers at the moment bc my child isn't totally mobile...but will be using more once she starts moving around more! Thanks!

latanya t said...

put a few gates

Lina said...

We had a gate in front of the basement entrance and used outlet covers

April said...

We have baby gates up, outlet plugs covered, and cabinet latches.

teenytig@sbcglobal.net

ffc57d54-1f8d-11e2-86df-000bcdca4d7a said...

Use outlet covers

Stephanie Phelps said...

We use safety cord covers and gate steps

Laura Love said...

We put socket covers over unused sockets, and pad the corners of hard furniture.
lajohnson555 at yahoo dot com

Adrian Madden said...

Aside from safety 1st items everywhere in my house, I hover and watch them like a hawk, never letting them out of my sight :D

17sirens said...

We like to cover our outlets with covers and cabinet latches.

Brittany said...

Well, our son is only 15 weeks but we had the house baby-proofed while I was pregnant. We have the outlets covers, door knob covers and cabinet locks.

taralieb said...

We use outlet covers and avoid leaving anything around that our son could get into.

Nancy P said...

We keep baby gates at all the stairs and keep he toilets closed.

sunflowerally22 said...

gates, closed doors, and i watch my children like a hawk!

Nikki Strong said...

I trust "Safety First" to keep me up to date with the best safety products for my kids.

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Coup Gator said...

I always watch them

Sylvia said...

keep cabinets secure and use outlet covers

Tamar said...

baby gates by the stairs

Carole Ingram said...

We have outlet covers that you cannot stick things into them, it's very hard to push anything in them. We also have a fire alarm system that is wired into our electrical system with backup batteries in case our electric goes out. We also have a Security System.... we are a bit paranoid about the safety of our kids and I could use this baby gate as my baby is now starting to want to climb the stairs. :)

Aimee Fontenot said...

All my unused outlets are covered and I have safety latches on all the cabinets.

Yona Williams said...

Don't leave them unattended. Keep dangerous item high up so they can't reach. Put cardboard over sharp countertop corners.

CindyWindy2003 said...

cover outlets and sharp corners, carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

~Kelly said...

Tamper proof outlets and things up out of reach.

618mom said...

door knob covers

Amanda Rauch said...

Keep watchful eye on them and cupboard latches are a must

Sylvia Ortiz said...

We have very steep stairs in our home, so my husband installed a metal gate with a latch on the opposite side to keep small children from falling down the stairs.

Christy McMahon said...

Nothing in their reach and constant supervision!

Karisa Palmer said...

i have safety locks on some cabinents and the outlet plugss

polly said...

i have outlet covers and safety locks on certain cupboards.have a gate for the stairs

andrea liss said...

outlet covers for their fingers and i dont have a lot of stuff on the floors

Roy F. said...

electric outlet covers

Nichol Tone said...

Safety gates and electric covers

sweetsue said...

I gate off the stairs and the kitchen when my baby grandson visits. I always vacuum too so he won't put anything in his mouth-he has sharp eyes!

michelle gilliland mcafee said...

smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detector. My youngest is 10, but I'd like to win this for my nephew who is having his first child.

abby b. said...

We have locks on all the cabinets and covers on every outlet.

abby b. said...

We have locks on all the cabinets and covers on every outlet.

Christine Jessamine said...

i have put bumpers on sharp corners of furniture and have some child locks around the home

christinejessamine at hotmail dot com

jodi lasher said...

all chemicals in my house are put up high and cannot be reached by any little ones and i have little protectors in all the sockets that are not being used. THanks

Erica C. said...

Most of my safety actions have been keeping dangerous things out of reach.
ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

dawn keenan said...

we try to keep all dangers out of reach, and the gate at the top of the stairs is the bomb!

Jennifer Jordan said...

Outlet covers

Ashley said...

We have outlet covers, we mount bigger furniture to the wall, and we have door covers for outside doors

demureprincess7(at)gmail(dot)com

Jodi Kershuk said...

We use outlet covers, knob covers and baby gates

rosannepm said...

I keep them with me and supervise a lot.Everything dangerous is put away.

Sonya Sanderson said...

outlet covers, cabinet door locks

Ashley W. said...

I put safety locks on everything and have plug covers on all the plugs.

Sarah S said...

I keep household chemicals locked up. s2inamug at aim dot com

Melanie Montgomery said...

Nothing yet, we are expecting!

chris said...

I have four months and ill be a daddy!!

Ron said...

I put a gate in front of the fireplace to avoid my son from getting too close

Sheila Hickmon said...

We mount all the furniture and tv's to the wall.

Chelsea said...

we talk to the about the dangers around them and help them become more aware of their surroundings... We also take precautions on where we put things (IE: detergents, harmful products)

AngelWinner said...

I use outlet covers, gates, cabinet locks and knob covers.

Tara said...

Padded corners, outlet covers, tall shelves.

Super Blogger Girl! said...

we pay attention and use common sense.

Super Blogger Girl! said...

we pay attention and use common sense.

Kim said...

We use a gate for the stairs and I keep small owns out of reach.

kathy pease said...

we always gated stairways,used safety latches on cabinets and have a fire extinguisher

sarah cool said...

I use the electrical outlet covers
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Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

keep all toilets shut
vmkids3 at msn dot com

brich2222 said...

one thing is to keep medications locked up!


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Deborah said...

I use outlet covers, cabinet locks, corner covers and baby gates.

Laken said...

My child hardly ever leaves my side. He hasnt started crawling yet.

Wendy Rozema said...

we use plug covers!!

Lanicsha Wynn said...

Cover plugs, and we have stairs so I have a gate up. I keep the doors to the bathroom closed as well.

iloveher6923 at yahoo dot com

Jessica Wheeler said...

outlet covers.

reagan1337@gmail.com

Vikki Billings said...

I have my house baby proofed, our medicine is kept out of reach and we keep all cleaning products locked up.
vikki.billings@yahoo.com

Shari Klyn said...

I have drawer latches so that they can't get into my knife drawer.

Gianna said...

Cabinet locks, gates and a watchful eye!

Charlene said...

I keep the medicine cabinet locked :)

Amber said...

We keep all cabinets locked.

Bella T. said...

Besides always having an eye on them, we use outlet covers and keep things out of reach (like on the coffee table).

samantha c said...

We have outlet covers and cabinet locks you still have to keep a close eye on them

Patrice R. said...

I have grandchildren that visit and friends with young children so I need it safe when they visit

mary reynolds said...

I use outlet covers, cabinet door locks.

Sherry Conrad said...

Get on their level and check out what they could reach so you can protect them

Lindsey Rittenberry said...

I am the mother of three little boys, and I babysit a couple of young children for a living. I would love to make my home more child friendly with your products.

bettycd said...

consistency - our house doors are locked and the kids have housekeys. Cars are always locked, seatbelts are always used et cet

april vendetti said...

I awlways keep keep an eye out for the kids when they come over. They get into so much stuff so I try to keep them in the living room as much as I can.

JACLYN said...

Right now with our 12 month old, someone is always with him. He explores everything!

Heather Swarthout said...

My house is one floor and small so I can hear and see pretty much everything my 19 month old is doing. I make sure the bathroom door is shut tight and any of her toys she can trip on are always picked up. Anything she can't touch is usually put up and away from where she can reach.

Rushele Melton said...

wahooo i need this stuff!

michedt said...

Well when I have my cousins coming over to visit, I close all doors that aren't kid proof (locking them too) and honestly I stay with them in whatever room they are in. Real careful about not letting them get into anything. Also all electrical plugs have protectors on them.
Michelle Tucker

Susan Smoaks said...

we have our home as baby proofed as possible and then we limit time that our children are left unsupervised, we have to do our best to protect our little ones!

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Laura Bradley said...

i have gates at both ends of the staircase

Caitlin McClure said...

I watch him carefully!

Teresa Thompson said...

Safety gates in multiples.

shanta spradlin said...

Outler covers, no tavles with squear ends

Tanya White said...

I have outlet covers and cabinet locks.

carol lewis said...

When they come over we put the dog outside only because he is a huge puppy and jumps on them. Also I have dangerous chemicals or meds out of reach.

mary gardner said...

safety gates!

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Saver Sara said...

Gates

cassandra m said...

i have taped rolled up socks on every pointy thing i can find such as the edge of the bed frame etc...

Shannon S said...

I'm 2 months away from delivering my first child, but I want the best to help me keep my child safe.

Samii Alexxis said...

I don't have any children, but my sister has a baby on the way - I think this could be helpful

Mari Lola said...

i bought everything: oven latch, door knobs covers, electric plugs, gates EVERYTHING>

sarah79harding said...

Outlet covers and cupboard locks

lilyk said...

use childproofing products