Holiday parties are really fun, but they can pose hidden dangers for your baby. Some festive fun is not so...
Holiday parties are really fun, but they can pose hidden dangers for your baby. Some festive fun is not so safe for babies and toddlers. You can have fun and keep it safe by doing the following...

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Hanging tablecloths - New walkers are unsteady on their feet and will use anything to help hold them up, even a hanging tablecloth. If you've got hot food or candle or sharp utensils on a table this can spell trouble with a capital T for babies. Don't use a tablecloth or make sure it's too short to be pulled off. Alcohol - I know you know that alcohol is not safe for your baby, but some people without kids don't remember to play it safe and may leave drinks sitting around. If you have to have alcohol at your party make sure your baby is elsewhere or that everyone keeps their drinks up and out of reach. You don't actually need the alcohol to have fun. Try some mock cocktails and drinks. Appetizers & candy - tiny bite size candies, meats, cheeses, and raw veggies, not to mention the fancy toothpicks are all choking hazards. Keep them out of reach. Decor - Many holiday decor items like candles, the Christmas tree, wreaths and flowers with sharp needles or prickers, mistletoe that may fall on the floor, and holly berries are all very dangerous for babies. If you use these items make sure they're securely placed and out of reach. Noise - Babies have sensitive little ears. Not only can loud music and too many voices harm your little one's ears but loud noises can be scary for a baby and worse put him in a really bad and cranky mood.

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