We plan to be in California for the Holidays. We will be far away from home, in someone else’s home. My parents’ house is really no longer kid-friendly, and I don’t know what I’m getting our family in to wehn we stay with other family members. I plan to be prepared!
Are you and your family traveling for the Holidays? Here are some tips for keeping Baby safe while away from home —
Tips for Safeguarding When You Are Away from Home
By Julie Vallese, Consumer Safety Expert for Safety 1st
The holidays have arrived and whether you are celebrating in your home or as a guest with friends and family, make sure to keep a close eye on your little one. If you are traveling this holiday season, it’s easier than you think to keep baby safe in someone else’s home.
While you are packing your suitcase, plan ahead and pack a safeguarding essentials kit. In the kit you should include: outlet covers, door knob covers, and corner cushions. If you are driving and have room in the trunk a gate is another great essential to bring with you.
As this home may be new to baby expect that he or she will want to explore every room. Therefore while celebrating away from home making sure outlets are covered, is an easy a non- intrusive way to safeguard. It’s important to create off limit rooms, such as the bathroom or laundry room. This is where a door knob cover can come in handy. Easy for guests to still use these room, but harder for baby to go where she shouldn’t.
As a rule someone should be watching baby at all times, but if possible put up a gate in from of all stairs. Additionally, asking your host if it’s Ok to put corner cushions on sharp tables edges will be easier than asking him or her to remove the table. Corner cushions go on and come off easy.
The holidays are supposed to be entertaining so remembering these tips can help keep the holiday safe, as well as fun.
The holidays can be a fun time but there are also many travel and home dangers that are often overlooked. Join us on December 16th at 8pm for a Twitter Party. We’ll be chatting about Hidden Holiday Hazards: Travel and Home, sharing tips on how to keep the holidays safe and happy, and there will be prizes!