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.
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.
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)!
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.