Wow, Thanksgiving is almost here. This year is just flying by. If your baby is going to be attending a...
Wow, Thanksgiving is almost here. This year is just flying by. If your baby is going to be attending a Thanksgiving celebration, there are some safety tips to be aware of.

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Never leave lit candles within easy reach of your baby. Keep flower bouquets out of reach. Some flowers are safe if your baby takes a nibble, but not all are. Some flowers and greenery are super poisonous. Watch your attention span. Thanksgiving is actually a baby safety nightmare. People are running around a hot kitchen, holding pots full of boiling liquid, oven doors open and close, and people leave sharp utensils on the counter. The best place for your baby to be during Thanksgiving prep, is with a supervising adult, OR in a safe and fun baby play yard. Look out for hanging tablecloths - a new walker will grab whatever, and a hanging tablecloth is just asking to be pulled off. If your baby pulls a tablecloth off he could pull flowers (poisonous), candles (hot), food (choking hazard), and knives (sharp) off with it. Keep an eye on the food. Babies at the food grabbing stage will grab any old item off your plate, and before you can blink, it's in their little mouth. Bones, hard veggies, and more can be very dangerous for your baby. As everyone eats, watch out for small grabby hands. Bonus tip: Just because it's a special day, don't forget your baby's schedule. If it's nap time, put him down, if it's his meal time, feed him. You'll be rewarded with a much happier little turkey.

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