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Posted on December 2, 2014 by Christine Crosby in grandkids, KID, Kids In Danger, safety

How To Keep Your Grandkids Safe This Holiday Season

The holiday season is an exciting time for families. However, new toys and unfamiliar environments pose safety risks for young children that parents and grandparents may not be aware of. Kids In Danger (KID) would like to offer some tips and guidelines for protecting your children this holiday season.

When shopping for toys… When traveling…
Keep in mind “Best Toys for Kids” lists do not always take safety into consideration.

Follow age recommendations and safety warnings closely.

Avoid magnets, button batteries, and other small parts that pose choking or poisoning hazards if swallowed.

Access recalled product information on the go with KID’s mobile site.

Use KID’s Holiday Shopping Safety Tips to help you make informed decisions.

Use an appropriate booster or car seat in every vehicle you travel in—yours, a taxi, or a rental.

Make sure your grandbaby has a safe place to sleep. KID warns against travel beds as they pose risks and are not covered by safety standards.

Check borrowed strollers, highchairs, and other products for recalls.

Watch for choking risks to young children during hectic present unwrapping.

For much more information on holiday safety and children’s product safety year-round, check out KID’s other resources. Visit KidsInDanger.org for more information, to sign up for e –alerts, and find out how you can become a child product safety advocate to help keep all children safe from dangerous products.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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