Keeping Kids Safe: Holiday hazards

Positive Parenting

(WYTV) — It may be the most wonderful time of the year, but it can also be the most hazardous.

Between sparkly holiday decorations, festive gatherings with family and friends, and brand-new toys all over the place, the holidays can pose unusual dangers for young kids.

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, an estimated 250 injuries occur each day throughout the holiday season.

Doctors warn parents to watch out for the following:

  • Small button batteries
  • Parts that can break off of new toys
  • Glass ornaments and ornament hooks
  • Tinsel
  • Poisonous plants including holly, mistletoe and poinsettias
  • Pine needles from real or artificial trees

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