Valentine's Day may be sweet, but your sweet baby can be at risk due to Valentine's Day dangers. Keep the...
Valentine's Day may be sweet, but your sweet baby can be at risk due to Valentine's Day dangers. Keep the following safety tips in mind this holiday. Choking dangers: Many candies pose a baby risk. Any hard candy, small candy, chewy candy, long candy (licorice ropes), filled candy, and nuts in candy can be a problem. Little ones don't need candy anyhow. If you have an older baby, some chocolate is ok, but only plain and melty chocolate, nothing hard or filled with choking hazards. In an upcoming post we'll look at some treats your baby could have. Sure you know not to give hard candy to a baby, but if someone gives you hard candy or your older child has a treat, make sure you keep these up and away from your baby. Small plastic toys and jewelry can also be a hazard. If a gift fits inside a toilet paper tube, it's too small for your baby to be around. Poisonous plants: Many holidays have plants associated with them, including Valentine's Day. Keep any flower bouquets away from your baby. Flowers can be poisonous for your baby, and roses may have poky thorns. If your baby eats some Valentine's flowers call poison control. Other dangers:
- Small candy wrappers, especially foil can be dangerous if your baby eats them. Make sure all wrap is tossed into a baby safe trash can.
- Balloons are super dangerous for babies - never allow a baby to play with one.
- Lit candles are romantic, but not for a baby. Candles should be kept out of reach.
- Holiday alcohol left sitting on a table is never safe for a walking baby.