I love this time of year. It's so great getting to spend time with the ones we love. Unfortunately though, it's also a busy time of year. That's why Safety 1st and Consumer Safety Expert Julie Vallese have kindly put together some helpful tips to keep our little ones safe from hidden hazards in the kitchen and beyond.

Tips to keep your child safe this holiday season: 
  • Attending a holiday party? Foods like grapes or tomatoes left out on a low table can become choking hazards. Speak with your host to see if these can be put out of your child’s reach.
  • Ask that your host not put lighted candles on a table cloth or anything else that a child could pull down.
  • For infants, make sure your child is always buckled in their car seat, even when not in the car. You never know who will pick up a car seat with a sleeping baby and you don’t want to risk your child slipping out.
  • As family and friends come and go from your house child safety gates may be left open. Always make sure you, a family member or a friend is always watching your child.
  • Ensure that your stove has knob covers to protect kids from turning it on and off as you cook. As an added safety measure, try to use the back burners as much as possible.
  • Opening and shutting the fridge as you make your holiday meal? A fridge lock makes it difficult for your child to open, but still convenient for mom or dad.
You can check out more tips from Julie, and videos on the Safety 1st Facebook page as well! I know I will be, as I really thought the ones above were great points and sometimes things we look over when we're busy with the busyness if the season. The choking hazard one hit home especially, as my kids are all fairly young, and like to grab food that sits out at family gatherings this time of year. 
 
Win It: Along with sharing these wonderful holiday safety tips, Safety 1st has also offered a great Holiday Safety Prize Pack for one lucky reader. The giveaway will include the Safety 1st Clear View Stove Knob Covers, Refrigerator Door Lock, and Perfect Fit Gate!

If you'd like to enter, simply fill out the Rafflecopter giveaway below. If you don't see the form, click here.


**The products for this review and giveaway were provided by Safety 1st. All opinions are my own.




83 comments
  1. Kimberly Bauer December 21, 2012 at 7:21 PM  

    Your tip-As family and friends come and go from your house child safety gates may be left open. Always make sure you, a family member or a friend is always watching your child is a very good one. The minute one of our gates are down she makes a beeline for the stairs.

  2. Seyma Bennett Shabbir December 21, 2012 at 7:26 PM  

    Electric outlets, esp for smaller kids. We keep the house simple, no decorations or anything babies or toddlers can pull on, get wrapped in etc. We even close the fireplace with a special gate.
    seyma_bennett@hotmail.com

  3. ksceviour December 21, 2012 at 9:16 PM  

    "Attending a holiday party? Foods like grapes or tomatoes left out on a low table can become choking hazards. Speak with your host to see if these can be put out of your child’s reach"

    Very good tip!

    (Karla Sceviour on rafflecopter)

  4. Anonymous December 21, 2012 at 9:33 PM  

    this is a great tip As family and friends come and go from your house child safety gates may be left open. Always make sure you, a family member or a friend is always watching your child.

  5. Tj and Amy December 21, 2012 at 11:18 PM  

    The perfect fit gate. Its so busy during the holidays with people coming in and out that they forget to close the gate and my babies can get into everything. great tip. amypugmire@live.com

  6. aperry December 21, 2012 at 11:25 PM  

    Keep lighted candles up high

  7. Jessica December 22, 2012 at 1:50 AM  

    I think the car seat tip is most important.
    jjak2003 at gmail dot com

  8. Jennifer Rogers December 22, 2012 at 7:52 AM  

    With all the cooking going on it is important to keep a close eye on the little ones and the stove/oven!
    j1man1r66@etex.net

  9. Cserafini December 22, 2012 at 8:01 AM  

    I think the stove one is important, always worries me that they will be able to hurt themselves with the oven.

  10. Mac Disk Wipe December 22, 2012 at 11:21 AM  

    Intimately, the post is really the greatest on this worth while topic. I match in with your conclusions and can eagerly look forward to your next updates.

  11. Jennifer H December 22, 2012 at 3:17 PM  

    the stove is most concerning for me.

  12. Patty Schuler December 22, 2012 at 6:31 PM  

    Remember poinsettias are poisonous!

  13. polly December 22, 2012 at 8:05 PM  

    always make sure the baby is fully secured in their car seat

  14. Rochel S December 22, 2012 at 9:08 PM  

    Keeping grapes out of hands reach for kids - otherwise they should be cut up!

  15. ossmcalc December 22, 2012 at 9:29 PM  

    I like all of these but also find it necessary to have cabinet locks. We sometimes forget what is stored underneath our cabinets.

    Thank you,

    Christine W
    womackcm@sbcglobal.net

  16. Andrea December 22, 2012 at 10:47 PM  

    Tip: Foods like grapes or tomatoes left out on a low table can become choking hazards. Speak with your host to see if these can be put out of your child’s reach.
    This is especially important this year since my daughter is only 18 months and puts everything in her mouth. It would be so easy to choke on these and other small foods.

  17. frencheire December 23, 2012 at 4:21 PM  

    •Ensure that your stove has knob covers to protect kids from turning it on and off as you cook. As an added safety measure, try to use the back burners as much as possible.

  18. Molly December 25, 2012 at 9:07 AM  

    Safety 1st Clear View Stove Knob Covers, are so important, with all the cooking. Molly Bussler meoleme@yahoo.com

  19. latanya t December 25, 2012 at 5:41 PM  

    Ensure that your stove has knob covers to protect kids from turning it on and off as you cook. As an added safety measure, try to use the back burners as much as possible.

  20. Courtney B December 26, 2012 at 9:41 AM  

    i want the stove covers.-- we need locks on the doors

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

  21. paula michele December 27, 2012 at 7:23 AM  

    The car seat tip is very important and something that I never thought of before.

    Paula Michele Hafner

  22. Kim Hardy December 27, 2012 at 8:12 AM  

    The car seat tip is so important. I have seen so many kids topple out of their seats because the parents didn't strap them in

  23. Melissa December 27, 2012 at 8:18 AM  

    "For infants, make sure your child is always buckled in their car seat, even when not in the car. You never know who will pick up a car seat with a sleeping baby and you don’t want to risk your child slipping out."

  24. CindyWindy2003 December 27, 2012 at 10:21 AM  

    i think this tip is something important I might forget myself

    Foods like grapes or tomatoes left out on a low table can become choking hazards. Speak with your host to see if these can be put out of your child’s reach
    carawling(at)hotmail(dot)com

  25. jlmk December 27, 2012 at 12:02 PM  

    I think the tip to avoid leaving small food such as grapes within reach of a little one is the most applicable to my life.

  26. caitlin tate December 27, 2012 at 12:19 PM  

    leave small objects up high

  27. Jennifer Roberts December 27, 2012 at 12:29 PM  

    these are all really great tips and reminders for us to be safe!!

  28. one frugal lady December 27, 2012 at 12:48 PM  

    I love the stove covers!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

  29. Erica Heft December 27, 2012 at 1:08 PM  

    This one is the most important. I'm always afraid my son is going to touch the stove!

    Ensure that your stove has knob covers to protect kids from turning it on and off as you cook. As an added safety measure, try to use the back burners as much as possible.

  30. Super Blogger Girl! December 27, 2012 at 3:15 PM  

    my tip is to take it easy and relax, you cant enjoy the holidays if your a big ball of stress running around trying to do too much!

  31. slb3334 December 27, 2012 at 3:50 PM  

    keep plants out of the reach o children.

    slb3334@gmail.com

  32. Shooting Stars Mag December 27, 2012 at 7:11 PM  

    i like the tip to always have your child buckled when in their car seat, even if not in the car

  33. MomLovesDeals December 27, 2012 at 7:33 PM  

    I need the fridge lock! My kids are in there too much, haha!

  34. Unknown December 27, 2012 at 8:05 PM  

    I never thought about foods such as grapes being left on the table within reach of small children...great safety tip!

    sherri419 at gmail dot com

  35. caseyle2010 December 28, 2012 at 12:32 AM  

    to me the For infants, make sure your child is always buckled in their car seat, even when not in the car. You never know who will pick up a car seat with a sleeping baby and you don’t want to risk your child slipping out, tip is important. especially with bad waether this time of year, cant be too careful
    caseyeve_003 at yahoo dot com

  36. Renee Walters December 28, 2012 at 1:30 AM  

    I think the car seat tip is the most important. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway and happy New Year!
    Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

  37. nightowl December 28, 2012 at 6:34 AM  

    I think the Foods like grapes or tomatoes left out on a low table can become choking hazards is the most important one.
    winit6@hotmail.com

  38. Nicole D. December 28, 2012 at 7:44 AM  

    I think the tip about making sure the car seat is buckled is very important!

  39. Andrea Liss December 28, 2012 at 1:03 PM  

    don't drink and drive!

  40. naomi c December 28, 2012 at 2:12 PM  

    car seat tips are important - especially with family around and moving car seat from car to car

  41. mogrill December 28, 2012 at 2:42 PM  

    The tips about choking hazards.
    Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

  42. Caryn December 28, 2012 at 7:31 PM  

    This tip: Attending a holiday party? Foods like grapes or tomatoes left out on a low table can become choking hazards. Speak with your host to see if these can be put out of your child’s reach.

    We go visit a lot of family and friends during the holidays and you don't always prepare for what other people have in their homes

    caryn9802 at yahoo dot com

  43. Valerie Taylor Mabrey December 28, 2012 at 7:55 PM  

    make sure poisonous plants are not in reach of children and pets
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

  44. Stephanie Larison December 28, 2012 at 8:59 PM  

    The stove, I'm always paranoid and worried about that one.

  45. Erica C. December 28, 2012 at 11:43 PM  

    The most important is to ensure your child is buckled in their car seat.
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

  46. Giveaway Gal December 29, 2012 at 6:30 AM  

    I like this tip:Ask that your host not put lighted candles on a table cloth or anything else that a child could pull down.

  47. Thelma December 29, 2012 at 7:08 AM  

    Everyone needs to watch their children more closely!

  48. Kimberly December 29, 2012 at 9:56 AM  

    I like the tip of keeping small good items that could pose a chocking hazard out of children's reach.

  49. beckytag December 29, 2012 at 10:48 AM  

    I think they're all great, but I think the one about foods such as grapes or tomatoes is really a good one, because I think it's one that's most often overlooked.

    beckytag618 at gmail dot com

  50. Gianna December 29, 2012 at 10:51 AM  

    The gate by far.

  51. Jodi Kershuk December 29, 2012 at 12:00 PM  

    With my son I worry most about the stairs, so the gate would be my choice.

  52. steve stone December 29, 2012 at 5:55 PM  

    to have a holly jolly christmas you just have to believe. its all about attitude
    gabbflabber at live.com

  53. Jo December 29, 2012 at 8:18 PM  

    I like the buckled up in carseat whether your in the car or not!
    jofo120 at yahoo dot com

  54. Whitney L December 29, 2012 at 8:57 PM  

    I think this one For infants, make sure your child is always buckled in their car seat, even when not in the car. You never know who will pick up a car seat with a sleeping baby and you don’t want to risk your child slipping out.

  55. Denise M December 29, 2012 at 10:12 PM  

    the choking hazard food, my aunt did this and i had to move almost all her appetizers

  56. Alexa December 29, 2012 at 11:22 PM  

    Foods like grapes or tomatoes left out on a low table can become choking hazards.

  57. Alexandra Clatterbuck December 29, 2012 at 11:29 PM  

    all great tips...but i really like the one about not having lit candles on the tables...what a huge disaster that could be!

  58. Lina December 29, 2012 at 11:30 PM  

    I think the tip for not putting lighted candles on tablecloths is the most important

  59. Breanne December 30, 2012 at 2:08 AM  

    Foods like grapes or tomatoes left out on a low table can become choking hazards. Speak with your host to see if these can be put out of your child’s reach.

  60. sarah u December 30, 2012 at 6:01 AM  

    keeping lit candles up high

    sarahurick(at)comcast(dot)net

  61. miriama December 30, 2012 at 6:49 AM  

    I never thought about this..when not in the car.

    •For infants, make sure your child is always buckled in their car seat, even when not in the car. You never know who will pick up a car seat with a sleeping baby and you don’t want to risk your child slipping out.

  62. Charlene December 30, 2012 at 9:33 AM  

    Ensure that your stove has knob covers to protect kids from turning it on and off as you cook. As an added safety measure, try to use the back burners as much as possible.

    So many accidents happen in the kitchen with small children that can easily be prevented :)

  63. Karen December 30, 2012 at 9:39 AM  

    Asking hosts to not put out lighted candles :)

    ktgonyea at gmail.com

  64. lini December 30, 2012 at 10:48 AM  

    The tip about finger foods being choking hazards.

  65. brich2222 December 30, 2012 at 1:21 PM  

    candles on a table cloth is a good tip


    ardy22 at earthlink dot net

  66. Kathy Donovan-Ellis December 30, 2012 at 1:33 PM  

    try to use the back burners as much as possible.

  67. Misses Giveaways December 30, 2012 at 2:00 PM  

    I like the fridge lock tip, that is something I currently don't use.

  68. Sara Wood December 30, 2012 at 2:49 PM  

    For infants, make sure your child is always buckled in their car seat, even when not in the car. You never know who will pick up a car seat with a sleeping baby and you don’t want to risk your child slipping out.

  69. robyn paris December 30, 2012 at 2:55 PM  

    i think the stove knob covers is a really good and important tip

  70. bac1 December 30, 2012 at 3:04 PM  

    Ask that your host not put lighted candles on a table cloth or anything else that a child could pull down.

  71. dpschad December 30, 2012 at 4:18 PM  

    The tip about candles. With all the wrapping paper and decorations-a fire would be disastrous. dpschad at yahoo dot com

  72. michedt December 30, 2012 at 4:18 PM  

    I like this tip:

    As family and friends come and go from your house child safety gates may be left open. Always make sure you, a family member or a friend is always watching your child.

  73. JACLYN December 30, 2012 at 4:25 PM  

    Keeping baby safe from lit candles and buckled in their infant seat- both really good tips.

  74. kathy pease December 30, 2012 at 5:19 PM  

    i think its important to not put lighted candles on a table cloth or anything else that a child could pull down.

  75. carol lewis December 30, 2012 at 6:17 PM  

    "•For infants, make sure your child is always buckled in their car seat, even when not in the car. You never know who will pick up a car seat with a sleeping baby and you don’t want to risk your child slipping out."

  76. mary gardner December 30, 2012 at 7:06 PM  

    the stove knob covers and the choking hazards!

    jagar0047 at yahoo dot com

  77. Sylvia December 30, 2012 at 7:56 PM  

    I think the car seat is most important. During this time of year, it is easy for people to get distracted and not pay attention to what they are doing or remember what they have (or haven't) done

  78. Angela James December 30, 2012 at 8:18 PM  

    All great tips, but really love this one: "•Ask that your host not put lighted candles on a table cloth or anything else that a child could pull down."

  79. Melanie Montgomery December 30, 2012 at 8:48 PM  

    I like the one about asking your host not to put lighted candles on the table!


  80. Saver Sara December 30, 2012 at 9:38 PM  

    I like the one about making sure to watch your child because people will leave the gates open.

  81. harolde December 30, 2012 at 10:25 PM  

    Perfect Fit Gate.

    hd6719@gmail.com

  82. Bonnie December 30, 2012 at 10:53 PM  

    The stove knob covers are super important because I'm cooking a lot this time of year.

    unclebonald at gmail dot com

  83. HawksEye January 2, 2013 at 6:22 AM  

    Work difficult, keep the oral cavity area closed, and response your email.
    tubal reversals

Post a Comment


09 10