Potential hazards such as kitchen appliances, candles, and carving knives can cause injury to curious children. You can ensure that this Thanksgiving remains accident-free by checking out these simple proactive measures:
Thanksgiving is the kick-off to the holiday season - a time of joy and excitement for children. However, preparing for and enjoying a Thanksgiving feast can also pose dangers for little ones. Potential hazards such as kitchen appliances, candles, and carving knives can cause injury to curious children. You can ensure that this Thanksgiving remains accident-free with some simple proactive measures. Make your home a safe place for children by being aware these potential holiday dangers:
While you may enjoy teaching your little one to make their favorite holiday dishes, the easiest way to prevent most mishaps is to not allow young children to be in or around the kitchen while preparing your feast. Keep children entertained in a separate room until all the cooking is complete.
Many of these potential accidents may require medical attention, which can be tricky during the holidays when many healthcare providers are not open, or only open for limited hours. Luckily, Patient First centers are open 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., every day – including all holidays. For added convenience, Patient First operates centers in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey, which means you may be able to see a familiar face during your urgent need. To find a center near you, please visit our location page.
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