Holiday travel safety tips!

Family Safety – Holiday Travel Tips In case you’re heading out of town soon, here are a few of our favorite travel safety trips to help keep your family safe on your journey: Have all essential items handy in a carry-on bag: diapers, food, toys, medicine, and pacifiers to help with air pressure changes.  Be sure to have enough if there are travel delays. Make sure car seats are installed properly, and if travelling by airplane, that you have a quality airplane restraint system. Tips for traveling by car:  Thoroughly inspect the vehicle for sharp objects, potential choking hazards, or possible distractions. Loose items can be thrown or cause distraction.  Keep DVD players and electronics in the trunk or secured on a console or under a cargo net.  Provide soft toys and games for entertainment during the ride. Remove all cigarette lighters. Turn on all driver-controlled windows and door locks so your child cannot independently open doors and windows. Never permit anyone to place an object or body part out the window.

By |November 26th, 2016|Info, Safety|0 Comments

Holiday Safety: Avoid these Holiday Decorating Mistakes

Some GREAT tips from Safe Kids USA: If you decorate a tree, avoid these top decorating mistakes: Decorate with children in mind. Do not put ornaments that have small parts or metal hooks, or look like food or candy, on the lower branches where small children can reach them. Trim protruding branches at or below a child’s eye level, and keep lights out of reach. Natural trees always involve some risk of fire. To minimize the risk, get a fresh tree and keep it watered at all times. Do not put the tree within three feet of a fireplace, space heater, radiator or heat vent. Never leave a lit tree or other decorative lighting display unattended. Inspect lights for exposed or frayed wires, loose connections and broken sockets. Do not overload extension cords or outlets and do not run an electrical cord under a rug. Do not burn tree branches, treated wood or wrapping paper in a home fireplace.   Top tips to prevent poisoning this holiday season: Keep alcohol, including baking extracts, out of reach and do not leave alcoholic drinks unattended. Color additives used in fireplace fires are a toxic product and should be stored out of reach. Artificial snow can be harmful if inhaled, so use it in a well-vented space. Mistletoe berries, Holly Berry and Jerusalem Cherry can be poisonous. If they are used in decorating, make sure children and pets cannot reach it. In a poison emergency, call the national Poison Control Center at 800-222-1222.

By |November 30th, 2014|Info, Safety|0 Comments

Family Holiday Travel Safety Tips

The travel season is upon us and as we prepare for travel over the upcoming holidays, we wanted to provide the following tips for your family. Traveling with kids can be an adventure, but the following suggestions may help make your travels easier this season. Don’t forget, Baby Safe Homes has many great safety items in our store, including the only FAA approved CARES Child Aviation Restraint Harness and the KidCo PeaPod to make your travels even easier! Air Travel   Allow yourself and your family extra time to get through security – especially with the new TSA screening rules and when traveling with younger children. Talk to your children before coming to the airport about the security screening process. Let them know that their bags (backpack, dolls, etc.) will be put in the X-ray machine and will come out the other end and be returned to them. Discuss the fact that it’s against the law to make threats such as; “I have a bomb in my bag.” Threats made jokingly (even by a child) can result in the entire family being delayed and could result in fines. Similar to travel in motor vehicles, a child is best protected on an airplane when properly restrained in a car safety seat appropriate for the age, weight and height of the child, meeting standards for aircraft until the child weighs more than 40 lbs. and can use the aircraft seat belt. You can also consider using a restraint made only for use on airplanes and approved by the FAA. Belt-positioning booster seats cannot be used on airplanes, but they can be checked as luggage so you have them for use in rental cars and taxis. Although the FAA […]

By |November 22nd, 2010|Info, Safety|1 Comment
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