Thursday, 5 March 2015

Keeping Children Safe During Holi

Here are some tips from Shalini Ahuja of www.safebaby.in  to keep our children safe this festival season:

Adult supervision at all times is important. Do not leave children alone.
Educate children, friends and family on using safe, non-toxic colours.
Since the floor will be wet, instruct children to be careful while walking or running.
Water balloons should be avoided.
Water balloons and pichkaari should be used away from the face, especially the eyes and ears.
If you have to travel on Holi, make sure that the windows of the car are closed so that balloons/ colours are blocked from coming in.
Make sure the driver is not under the influence of ‘bhaang’ or alcohol. Surveys have shown that road accidents increase by 30-40 percent during Holi, so please drive carefully.
Safe Baby recommends using gel colours instead of powder colours to protect the skin since they are easy to remove. Also, gel colours do not get blown into the eyes of young children.
Do not let children put any colours in the mouth.
If colour goes in your or your child’s eye, wash with plenty of water and do not rub the eye. 
If a large drum is used to store water for Holi, make sure children do not lean into the bucket. Being head heavy young children can fall into it.
Make children wear full sleeves clothes and long pants to protect the sensitive skin of the child.
Apply oil or cream all over the body to prevent the colours from sticking on the skin. Oil the child’s hair before she goes down to play Holi.
Safe Baby recommends that parents have a list of emergency contact numbers ready. This list should include phone numbers of your pediatrician, closest hospital and ambulance. This list should be saved on your mobile phones or kept in a place where it can be found easily.
Have a safe Holi.

8 comments:

PJK Vadgaon said...

Thank you mam for sharing how to keep children safe during holi.

Tanvi Mody said...

I Ms. Tanvi Mody teacher of PJK Plus Vile Parle thank you ma'am for sharing this important list with us.

Sarina Oberoi said...

very important checklist for a holi season and child care..Thank you maam for sharing

Ramola Menezes said...

I Ms. Ramola Menezes would like to thank you ma'am for sharing the importance of keeping children safe while they are playing holi and what parents should do in and emergency situation.

jayshree shah said...

Tips given for Keeping children safe for holi was very important . we have passed the same message in Jumbo kids under your guidance through ppt and poster Holi with golu and friends the Jumbo way.Thanks for Sharing with us

jayshree shah said...

Tips given for Keeping children safe for holi was very important . we have passed the same message in Jumbo kids under your guidance through ppt and poster Holi with golu and friends the Jumbo way.Thanks for Sharing with us

Pjk Bengaluru CBSE said...

The precautionary measures suggested to have a safe holi for children will make people have a safe and happy holi.

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