Be sure to blow out candles if you are leaving a room, and warn your children to keep away from them. As a safer alternative, try battery-powered LED candles, suggests Ken Katz, a property director for Travelers Insurance.
If you’re flying with a kid who’s between 22 and 44 pounds, you can leave the car seat at home (or at least check it) and use this FAA-approved CARES harness instead. “Once our boys were big enough, the CARES airplane harness was a huge help in traveling, as it meant we didn’t need to carry on car seats any more but could feel confident that they were safe,” says Chris Routly of The Full Routly.
An important safety tip to fend off holiday accidents is to give your home a thorough sweep to protect children and animals from harm, once the tree and decorations are down. Broken glass, metal hooks, electrical cords and pine needles can all be hazardous if left unattended.
Measure board, evenly spacing desired number of hooks or knobs to hold three to six stockings. Mark each spot with pencil. Drill pilot holes in pencil marks and insert knobs. Hang on nails secured in studs or screws and anchors. Always use caution and wear safety glasses when working with power tools. Tip: Use knobs with a flat screw backing so shelf will hang flat against wall.