Have a safe Christmas

Have a safe Christmas

Christmas is the time of the year when we all look to enjoy ourselves be it in the local pub or at a party with friends. For those that have young children it is likely that you will use a babysitter to look after them whilst you are out celebrating -and why not indeed.

This presents some issues regarding fire safety and accident awareness. No doubt you will know where the fire extinguishers and fire blankets are but will your babysitter? Will they recognise the sound and know what to do if the smoke alarm went off? It pays to think about these things and go through the house safety precautions with your babysitter before you leave your children in their care.

Here are a few other tips to ensure your Christmas is accident free and the kids are out of harm’s way.

Leave a contact telephone number with your baby sitter.

Put Christmas candles and matches out of reach and put candles out if you go out.

Don’t leave an open fire burning when you are out even if you have left a babysitter in charge.

And come Christmas day if you like the traditional flaming xmas pudding- set light to it (carefully) in the kitchen away from the family rather than at the dinner table. The best results come if you gently warm the brandy in a milk pan, pour over the pudding and light immediately with a long taper. A double measure is usually enough – on the pudding at least!!

Tony

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