Follow these Tips for a Happy, Safe Holiday
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With all the parties, food, toys and icy roads, the holidays can be a time of potential hazards, especially for children. So this holiday season, before you decorate the house or run that last errand, be sure you know how to keep yourself and loved ones safe through all the hustle and bustle.



Newswise - The holiday season is always a fun and festive time for friends and family. With all the parties and decorations, food, toys and icy roads, the holidays can also be a time of potential hazards, especially for children. So this holiday season, before you throw the party, buy the toy, decorate the house or run that last errand, be sure you know how to keep yourself, your family and your friends safe through all the hustle and bustle.

Knowing potential holiday hazards and planning around them is the first step to having a safe and joyful winter holiday, says Marie Lozon, M.D., director of children's emergency services at the University of Michigan Health System.

Plus, with all the excitement, the rapid pace, the curiosity about decorations and the many distractions for parents, kids can be in the most danger of becoming injured during the holidays.

"In my family we have something called 'hitting the fun wall,' says Lozon. "And when you hit the fun wall, its means the fun has become stressful as well. Children, especially the younger ones, thrive on routine and when the routine is disrupted it can be exciting, but it can also be exhausting. When a child is both exhausted and excited, they perhaps become fussy, less obedient and accidents are more likely to happen."

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