This news item expired on Tuesday, December 31, 2013 so the information below could be outdated or incorrect.
If a small child will be visiting a home that is usually occupied by adults, now is the time to audit your home for safety. It may mean the moving of cleaning supplies, knives, pesticides, etc. out of the reach of children.
If you use artificial “snow” sprays in decorating, be aware they can irritate your lungs if inhaled. To avoid injury, read the container labels; follow the directions carefully.
Avoid holiday decorations that resemble candy or food as a small child could eat them.