Friday, July 2, 2010

Keep the Family Safe this 4th of July

This Fourth of July, families everywhere will fire up the grill, pull out the sparklers and camp out to see fireworks. But all of those activities can be dangerous.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that about 5,000 Americans were sent to the emergency room during the Fourth of July holiday in 2008 due to injuries related to fireworks.

What can we do as moms and dads to help keep our kids safe, so we can enjoy the day worry-free? Below are a few tips to make your Fourth of July BBQ and fireworks fun and safe from Burn MD, Safety Chick and The Pump Station.
  • Purchase non-toxic glo--jewelry for toddlers. Not for child under five years - they may chew on them.

  • Wear sun screen and keep babies head and necks covered with hats. You could wear one too.
    For kids who hate hats have a "Best Funny Hat contest"

  • Keep lots of drinking water handy

  • Establish a three-foot "keep-away zone" for children around grills.

  • While grilling avoid loose-fitting clothing and pin up long hair.

  • Watch firework events from a distance, they are way too loud for little ears. Babies especially have ultra sensitive hearing.

California Baby SPF 30+ Sunblock Stick
California Baby SPF 30+ Sunblock Stick

Flap Happy Hats
Flap Happy Original Flap Hat

JJ Cole Essentials Blanket

complied from:

»Firework safety this 4th of July

»Fourth of July Dangers

Safety Chick
Burn MD
Pregnancy and Baby