Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Keep Kids Safe this Holiday Season

With Christmas right around the corner, kids will soon be out on holiday break and families will be traveling all over to spend time together. While it is a time that many kids look forward to, it is also a time when parents will be juggling work and childcare.

Safety is always of the upmost importance, so follow these tips to make sure your kids stay safe during the holiday season!

Ø  Never leave small children home alone. Make sure to leave them with a trusted babysitter, family member or friend.

Ø  When shopping, make sure to always keep an eye on your child. Teach your child to go to a store clerk to ask for help if they get lost or separated from you.

Ø  Always accompany your child to the restroom. Holiday shopping means lots of people everywhere so it is important to stay close by your child to keep them out of harm’s way.

Ø  Never leave a child unattended in the car. Strangers could be watching and a child is safest when they are by your side.

Ø  Make sure your children know their full name, address and phone number in case they get separated from you.

Ø  Always remind your child to talk to an adult if they feel like a stranger is bothering them.

Ø  When cooking at home, do not leave hot stoves unattended. Keep children from accidently getting burned.

Ø  And most importantly: remind your child that if they are in an emergency or feel they are in danger, to find the nearest phone or adult and call 9-1-1.

Cell Phone Sally hopes everyone has a safe and happy holiday! Check out the video below for some more holiday safety tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission!