The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents has unveiled its top safety advice for an accident-free Christmas with children
The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) has released easy top tips to help families have a safe Christmas.
“One of RoSPA’s guiding principles is that life should be as safe as necessary, not as safe as possible,” Sheila Merrill, from RoSPA, has said. For this reason, the society has given out simple but effective guidelines on how to make sure your Christmas isn’t cut short with a trip to your local A&E!
Starting with advice on opening your child’s presents, RoSPA says use scissors to open tricky packaging and screwdrivers to assemble toys – don’t try and make do with a knife. It’s also recommended that the small things, like Christmas tree decorations, are kept out of reach from small children as they could be a serious choking hazard. These kinds of things aren’t toys so don’t comply with toy safety regulations.
With house fires being more likely during the festive period than at any other time of the year, RoSPA has specific fire safety tips. With 1,400 candle fires reported last year, it’s definitely worth being more vigilant.
For more advice on how to keep your baby or toddler safe and sound, check out our top 10 Christmas safety tips.
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