Holiday Safety Tips for Little and Big Kids

Tuesday, October 29, 2019
The holiday season is a time for reconnecting with loved ones and being grateful for what we have, but for parents, it can also heighten safety concerns for their children. With the holiday season right around the corner, we thought it would be a good idea to review safety tips that parents can use to protect their little and big kids while still having holiday fun.


  • Watch out for distracted pedestrians and drivers
  • Don’t drive while distracted
  • Always buckle up
  • Check your car seat before holiday travel
  • Kids under the age of 13 should remain in the back seat

Travel Preparedness

  • Prepare for weather emergencies with extra blankets, food/diapers, etc.
  • Keep your cell phone charged
  • Keep anything that can become a projectile in the trunk
  • Let a family member or friend know where you’re going, your route, and contact information
  • If possible, travel by day
  • Keep a breakdown kit (spare tires, jumper cables, etc.)

Fire Prevention

  • Switch off decorative lights before leaving home or going to sleep
  • Keep candles and matches out of reach
  • Check smoke alarms
  • Review your fire escape plan
  • Don’t have anything blocking exits
  • Never use damaged accessories, cords, lighting sources, etc.
  • Never overload on electrical outlets or cables
  • Put away tripping hazards and clear away any debris from walkways
  • Replace any dead bulbs outside and in hallways to ensure visibility

Gift Giving

  • Make sure the toy or game is age-appropriate
  • Don’t forget to include safety gear (e.g. helmet, shin guards) for bikes, rollerblades, etc.
  • Stay up-to-date on toy recalls
  • Don’t give young children toys that have small pieces


  • Teach younger children to stay at minimum three feet away from the cooking area
  • Keep hot foods and liquids out of children’s reach
  • Teach older children how to cook safely (e.g. wear mitts when handling hot items, always check if burner or oven is off)
  • Separate raw food from cooked food to avoid cross-contamination
  • Don't cook while wearing dangling jewelry
  • Return knives to their proper place like in a wooden block or drawer
  • Keep cooking areas clear of combustibles (e.g. dish towels, rags, napkins)

Orlando Daycare Programs

Following these holiday safety tips will help ensure your child, family members, and friends have an enjoyable time. From all of us at Kids & Company, we heartily wish your family a wonderful holiday season!
Want to learn more about our Orlando daycare programs including infant care, childcare, VPK, or after school programs? Call us today at (407) 227-1015!
Staff 10/29/2019

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