Monday, November 21st, 2011
We all get busy during the holidays, but child experts say we need to prepare our homes for the youngest holiday visitors, even if you don't have little ones of your own.
They're precious, active, and fearless, but that's why parents and homeowners have to be aware of the dangers that can lurk in the home, especially during the holidays.
Safety mom, Alison Rhodes, says the holidays are the most important time of the year to child-proof your home.
Some of the areas that can be most dangerous are those that are least obvious. For example, holiday candles as part of your holiday decor and can be extremely dangerous. Children can easily tip them over.
Window blind cords and framed photos, if they are placed too low, little kids can tamper with them and knock them over. Plus, heavy furniture can topple over.
The holidays are suppose to be a happy time for families and you don't want a tragedy to happen, so Rhodes says child-proof your home now before it's too late.