Avoid dangerous situations by childproofing your home for the holidays. Here’s everything you need to know about holiday safety for you and your grandchildren.

1. Keep Sharp Objects Out of Reach

Burning candles, fragile decorations, and sharp objects should be stored safely and out of reach of small children. Never leave children unattended with burning candles, holiday lights, and even the Christmas tree within reach. If you suspect the slightest bit of danger, then it’s probably best to childproof the area.

Holiday Lights Photo Credit: Thomas (Flickr).

Photo Credit: Thomas (Flickr).

2.  No Kids Allowed in The Kitchen

Children running and playing all throughout your home including the kitchen area is a recipe for disaster. Consider having an older child or relative take the kids outside to play until all the food prep and cooking is completed. By keeping children occupied, you can avoid dangerous accidents like spills or burns from hot surfaces.

Holiday Photo Credit: AleksandarNakic (iStock).

Photo Credit: AleksandarNakic (iStock).

3. Safety Proof Your Bathrooms

Childproofing your bathrooms is essential for a safe and happy holiday season. Lock up medications, razors, cosmetics, curling irons, and other hazardous items. This will help keep children safe and out of harms way during the holiday season.

Pills Photo Credit: ittipon2002 (iStock).

Photo Credit: ittipon2002 (iStock).

4. Sip Responsibly

It’s easy to get distracted around the holidays with family and friends visiting from all over, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t keep a close eye on your glass of wine. Don’t make the mistake of leaving an alcoholic beverage within range of curious children.

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Don’t overlook child safety during the chaos of the holiday season. Be aware of potential dangers and take steps to make your home safe and secure for the holidays.

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