Tis the season to be … safe? Yes, according to experts. Everything from holiday decorations to travel can introduce safety hazards. Use these tips to keep your holidays happy and healthy.
It can be great to have extra helpers in the kitchen, but make sure you aren’t distracted from taking these precautions:
On the Road
If you’re traveling, follow these tips to avoid problems:
Deck the Halls with Care
Christmas trees and candles pose an extra fire hazard, so make sure you take extra precaution to keep your home safe during the holidays.
Watch Out for Little Ones
There are a lot of things to consider when hosting young guests. If you’re not used to having kids around, take these steps to keep the little ones safe.
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