Children's Holiday Safety

Monday, December 15, 2014

The holidays are an exciting time of year for kids, filled with fun, family and plenty of presents. Dr. Edward Hill gives some tips to keep your children safe throughout the holidays.

Dr. Hill:

The holidays are a time when we can enjoy festive meals with family and friends, deck the halls with colorful decorations and listen to squeals of delight as children open their brightly-wrapped presents.

To help ensure your kids have fun and stay safe this holiday, here are a few tips to remember.

Keep holiday candles at least 12 inches away from anything that can burn, and dont forget to blow them out when you leave the room or before you go to sleep.

Kids love to reach, so to prevent burns from hot holiday food or liquid spills, simply use the back burner of your stove and turn pot handles away from the edge.

Children are curious and will want to play with the ornaments on the tree, so you might as well prepare. Move the ornaments that are breakable or have metal hooks towards the top of the tree. That makes room at the bottom for the ones that are safer for young kids.

For North Mississippi Medical Center, Im Dr. Edward Hill.