Safe Travels this Holiday with #Safety1st

safetyHolidays are a busy time, but add traveling with young children to the mix and things can get a little chaotic.  More than 44 million people are expected to travel in some manner this holiday season, whether it is by plane, train or a simple road trip.   Regardless of whether you’re hosting family, or a guest in someone’s home or staying at a hotel, with a few simple tips, you can be sure your children are safe.

If you’re staying at a hotel, you can call ahead and see if they provide child safety equipment and if so, exactly what they provide.  If they do not, or you’re to be guests in someone’s home, you can pack a simply safeguarding essentials kit including:

NYE2010-6512Nothing replaces a good set of eyes on your child, keep in mind new surroundings spark curiosity and he or she will want to explore every room. If you can anticipate your surroundings, it can make planning a lot easier.  If you’re a guest at a home, speak with your host prior to arrival about safety concerns.  It may seem like a bother, but neither your host or you want any accidents with your children.

If your destination is a home with stairs and you’re able to bring one, put up a gate in front of all stairs. Additionally, asking your host if it’s OK to put corner cushions on sharp tables edges and assure them corner cushions go on and come off easy.

Upon arrrival to your holiday destination, don’t be afraid to get down to your child’s eye level and check for any hidden dangers you may not have thought of.   Things like lights, holiday decorations, plants and dropped food will often find it’s way into baby’s mouth if you’re not watching.

The holidays are supposed to be entertaining so remembering these tips can help keep the holiday safe, as well as fun.

Join the conversation by following #Safety1st on twitter and come (twitter) party with us on December 16th at 8PM EST as we talk more about Holiday Travel & Home Safety.

{disclosure : This is a sponsored post by Safety 1st who I serve as a PROUD Safety  1st Ambassador and receive product for review.  }