Thanksgiving is almost here, and while this is a fun family holiday, this day of thanks also holds some hazards...
Thanksgiving is almost here, and while this is a fun family holiday, this day of thanks also holds some hazards for babies. It's best to be prepared and then everyone can relax and have a great Thanksgiving day. Read the following tips to make sure this Thanksgiving is safe for your baby. Safe Thanksgiving meals for baby: If your little one is still breastfeeding, you won't have any issues. However, if your baby's moved on to solids, you'll need to be more careful. The following are off limits to a baby under the age of one: • Honey or foods with honey in them. • Dairy products made from cows milk. • Nuts, dried fruits (including raisins), holiday candy, whole grapes in gelatin or fruit salad, and other small items due to choking risks. • Marshmallows on yams are too soft and sticky and may become lodged in baby's throat. • Never give a baby turkey attached to the bone - cut small baby-sized pieces instead. See some safe Thanksgiving baby food items. Decor and table safety:
  • Most Thanksgiving tables have a festive tablecloth, which is fine so long as it's securely attached to the table so baby can't pull it off.
  • Keep sharp utensils and easily breakable dishes out of baby reach.
  • Use LED candles vs. the real deal to ward off fire dangers.
  • Keep holiday bouquets out of reach.
Baby patrol: During the day, someone should be on baby patrol at all times. Babies can crawl or walk into a kitchen, and all that hot food prep, open ovens and sharp utensils pose some very real risks. The best way to keep your baby out of the kitchen is with a baby gate or an adult's watchful eye. Bonus - because you should also have some fun, check out these adorable Thanksgiving baby names. Image by bosela via sxc.

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