Holiday Safety

By Vanessa Rasmussen, © 2004, All rights reserved.

The holidays are a fun time of year for most children, with the anticipation of getting gifts, seeing family and being out of school. It is also an important time of year to be mindful of children's safety. There are many extra factors that put children more at risk for injury during the holiday season, including gatherings at the homes of friends and family that may not be childproof, home decorations such as Christmas trees and lights, and outdoor activities such as sledding and skiing.

Following are some suggestions to help make your holiday season merry and safe

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