Friday, May 30, 2014

Summer Safety Kick-Off!

It's vacation season, and we at Travel-Tot know that family trips are where some of life's most magical memories are made!  That said, traveling with small children presents certain challenges and hazards which can detract from the joy of the journey.  But now you can easily provide a basic level of protection from many common hazards in just minute’s time with the Travel-Tot Childproofing Kit.  The Travel-Tot Childproofing Kit provides easily portable childproofing for hotels, motels, and even vacation homes! It’s an easy, temporary, non-damaging solution designed to keep little ones safe anywhere you go. All items requiring application are fastened with temporary, non-damaging adhesive strips. Components require no tools and can be installed in about 5 minutes; they go on strong, and come off clean! Just follow the enclosed directions. 

In addition to using the helpful devices in the Travel Childproofing Kit, below are a few basic steps you can take to make your home-away-from-home more safe and relaxing for everyone:

10 Toddler-Proofing Travel Tips!
  1. Get down on your hands and knees and explore the room from your toddler’s perspective; be sure to thoroughly check under beds and furniture for stray pills, buttons, pins, or other items that could pose a poisoning or choking hazard.
  2. Arrange furniture away from windows or doors to prevent accidental escapes or falls.
  3. Use guards to tie up electrical and blind cords which can pose a choking hazard to your little explorer.
  4. Secure low cabinet doors shut with pinch guards to reduce risk of injury.
  5. Ensure that all locks and latches on exterior doors are in working order and secure them to prevent unsupervised access to stairs, balconies, and terraces.
  6. If your little traveler is curious about the toilet, be sure to place a doorknob protector on the handle to prevent unsupervised access.
  7. Sanitize surfaces, door handles, faucets, remotes, phone handsets, light switches, and any other object from which your toddler could potentially contract germs with disinfecting wipes.
  8. Check water temperatures before you give your child a bath; the water may be hotter than what you are accustomed to at home and could pose a burn hazard.
  9. If your toddler is a restless sleeper or is new to sleeping in a “big bed,” you may want to pack a portable guard-rail, or move the bed against a wall and use a chair along the open side to prevent a fall.
  10. Finally, be sure to arrange the furniture in a way that allows for some play space; a room full of “no-nos” will result in a bored and irritated toddler, which will lead to a stressed and anxious parent!
Wishing you safe and happy travels!
-Destination Mom

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