A new report takes a look at some of the dangers that parents should strive to protect children from during the winter. If you have kids or are even inviting guests with kids into your home, then recognizing and putting into action these precautions can serve to help you get through the winter without facing a dangerous incident.
Safety begins with making sure that children will not be exposed to medications that are safe for you but dangerous to them. Make sure that you’re keeping all medications in cabinets that are locked or otherwise far off the ground where a kid won’t be able to get to them. Also ensure that containers are locked tight so that, if a child does somehow get ahold of a bottle of pills, they’ll still be prevented from easy access.
You also have to be aware of the myriad choking hazards that may exist. If you’re giving gifts to children, make sure they’re not too young for them; respect toy labels, and avoid purchasing anything that could be choked on. If in doubt, it’s best to perhaps just move on to another product.
Finally, this is certainly not the time of the year to let car seat safety fall by the wayside. A child needs to be strapped in properly on every trip, no matter how short, especially during winter weather conditions that are less than optimal.