Monday, 9 November 2015

Tips For a Safe Diwali

Tips for a Safe Diwali from Ms. Shalini of Safe Baby

10 safety tips to keep our children safe this festival season:

Diwali Tip 
# 1
At least two studies have shown that the ‘Anaar’ (flares/ fountain) caused the most burn cases during Diwali. Safe Baby recommends that parents be extremely careful when lighting Anaars. Don’t light the Anaar while holding it in your hand. Don’t bend over the Anaar while lighting it on the floor. Once lit, withdraw quickly. In case it does not work after lighting, don’t approach it before five minutes. Even then approach it cautiously. Don't try to re-ignite it.

Diwali Tip 
# 2
Cold water is the best home treatment for burns. Hold the burnt area under tap water for 10-15 minutes till the burn cools down. Locate a convenient source of running water before you use firecrackers. In an emergency you do not want to waste time looking for the water source. Do not apply butter, oil or any ointment on the burn as that could lead to infection.

Diwali Tip 
# 3
KEM Hospital studied injuries due to fireworks from 1997 to 2006. The maximum injuries were in the age group 5-14 years. 92% of these children were unsupervised. Safe Baby recommends that parents supervise their children while they are playing with firecrackers.

Diwali Tip 
# 4
Used fireworks should be disposed carefully – especially sparklers (phuljharis). Sparklers remain hot after use. Have a designated area for the disposal of fireworks. Preferably use a sand pit or a bucket of water. Safe Baby recommends that parents educate children about the importance of disposing used fireworks carefully.

Diwali Tip 
# 5
Make children wear cotton clothes (no synthetics) when they go down to play with fireworks. Covered arms and legs are better. However make sure sleeves or clothes are not loose. For the girls, pin the dupattas behind so that it does not catch fire accidentally.

Diwali Tip 
# 6
To protect your children from the dangers of noise pollution use ear plugs or ear muffs. Remember babies cannot cover their ears. If you can’t find ear plugs or ear muffs, use cotton. 

Diwali Tip 
# 7
On Diwali, one of the commonest causes of burn injuries is firework misuse. Read the manufacturer’s instructions on the fireworks. Read them to the children and follow them. Remember that children mimic adults. Make sure that your own use of fireworks is safe.

Diwali Tip 
# 8
Pick the venue for playing with fireworks carefully. Do not allow any fireworks inside the house. For external venues, make sure there is no traffic. Children may not notice oncoming traffic in the excitement. Make sure there are no inflammable goods or articles close by.

Diwali Tip 
# 9
Safe Baby recommends that after playing with firecrackers, please wash your hands thoroughly with soap. Fireworks carry a lot of chemical compounds which can be injurious to health.

Diwali Tip 
# 10
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, and fire-station. This list should be saved on your mobile phones or kept in a place where it can be found easily.

Have a safe Diwali.

Shalini Ahuja Agarwal
CEO
Safe Baby
A 504 Dynasty Business Park
Andheri-Kurla Road, Andheri East
Mumbai 400059
Cell: 09967550801

45 comments:

Uma Nagdeo said...

A very required and useful tips on the eve of Diwali. All adults and parents must follow the same for keeping children safe. Thank you for sharing.

Jumbo Kids Nashik said...

Thank you Ma'am for sharing such important tips for safety of kids,a must for all to read and share the same with others to celebrate safe Diwali.

shilpa said...

Yes surely, will share the 10 tips to all
thank you for putting it to us we will care and take precaution .
Happy and safe Diwali.

Chindwara Pjk said...

Nice information , we know fireworks causes all injuries but then also sometimes we all become overconfident and injuries are caused.
According to me one more firework known as rockets are more dangerous as it can lead to burning of house.
So, this Diwali really we want to be safe and make our children also safe. Thanks for such informative blog.

Sakshi Kelkar said...

Thank you Ma'am for sharing the thoughts vai such informative article. There are very small but important things we should act upon which can prevent any mishap. And prevention is always better than cure.
Sakshi Kelkar.
Teacher,
Podar Jumbo kids,
Ambegaon, Pune.

Tejashree Marathe said...

Thank you Ma'am for sharing this safety information.These tips will really help us If any incident will happen. All parents and elders must follow the same for keeping their children safe.According to me , we have be more alert during Diwali.
Wish you Happy and Safe Diwali and prosperous New year.
Tejashree Marathe
Teacher in PJK Nashik

Senior Mentor said...

An informative and ready checklist of tips this Diwali.
However considering the polluted environment that we are already living in and will leave behind for our future generations , I think each and every parent to adopt - "A cracker free Diwali ".
If still one is tempted, then do opt for the pollution free crackers now in the market. Healthy breathing this Diwali.

Sunita Jadhav said...

With festivity all around let's celebrate this ocassion without compromising the health and safety aspect and keeping in mind the safety rules. This article will definitely encourage all around us to celebrate a sensitive, safe and joyous diwali.
Happy Diwali to everyone.
Sunitha Jadhav
PJK,Nashik

Sarina Oberoi said...

A very helpful checklist for the parents to keep their children safe during Diwali festival.
These are little things which can lead to accidents and discomfort to the children as well as the family during festive season if care is not taken.
Thank you for sharing.

Puja Supervisor said...

It's an informative article, as it says about safety of children during the celebration. All the adults around should be aware of all the safety and precautions. Lets celebrate the festival of lights in a healthy way.
Thank You.

Manju Joshi said...

Diwali being festival of lights we end up into dark by not taking small precautionary measures and leave children unattended. Tips given in the blog are very easy and can be followed if anyone nearby injured.

Jumbo Kids, Chakan said...

Very informative tips shared by ma'am to celebrate happy and safe Diwali. We must teach our children to celebrate the festival with peace and love for environment. And in fact teach them not to burst crackers as the smoke from bursting crackers will harm our environment. We all must celebrate the festival pollution free and safely.Happy and Safe Diwali to all.

Supervisor Apeksha said...

Thank you Ma'am for sharing this blog apt for the occasion as the festival is just round the corner helping all of us to be ready for a safe and happy Diwali .

Supervisor Jalpa said...



Indeed it is a very informative blog for all the parents as they will have a ready checklist to celebrate safe Diwali keeping their child's safety on priority.

Supervisor Vruti said...

An eye opener for all of us to take precautionary measures for children to have a healthy and Safe Diwali.

Supervisor Divya said...

Respected Ma'am,
Greetings!

Thank You Ma'am for sharing such an informative blog. It is a very helpful checklist for parents to celebrate safe Diwali with their children.

Thank You.

Mentor Dolly said...

Diwali is the festival of lights which brings lots of happiness within and around and now to keep this safe we have ready checklist to follow .An article which will help maintain smiles on all the faces .

Ishita Mentor said...

It's an informative article, Diwali being festival of lights we end up not taking precautions and risking children's lives.
Tips given in the blog are very informative which will help us to celebrate safe Diwali with our children.

Thank you.

Mentor Fareen said...

Thank you for sharing such an informative article. A very required and useful tips for Diwali. All of us should follow the tips keeping child safety in mind.

sejjal dave said...

I teacher at PJK@baramati would like to thank mam for sharing safety tips for keeping our children safe during this festive season of diwali

janice gomes said...

I Ms. Janice Gomes teacher with PJK Plus Vile Parle, thank you ma'am for sharing this blog with important tips for parents and for adults to follow while bursting crackers. We as adults should first follow the rules while bursting crackers so will kids automatically follow the rules. Wishing you ma'am a happy and safe Diwali.

Namita Karve said...
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Namita Karve said...

Thanks you ma'am for this wonderful and useful information. As it is said "Prevention is better than cure". We just have to be enough careful and make our kids to understand the importance of safety measures, so in our absence also they can be safe and alert. I Ms. Namita Karve ( teacher- Podar Jumbo Kids, Ambegaon) Take the opportunity to wish one and all a Very Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year. Be safe and share joy and happiness to all.

Namita Karve said...

Thanks you ma'am for this wonderful and useful information. As it is said "Prevention is better than cure". We just have to be enough careful and make our kids to understand the importance of safety measures, so in our absence also they can be safe and alert. I Ms. Namita Karve ( teacher- Podar Jumbo Kids, Ambegaon) Take the opportunity to wish one and all a Very Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year. Be safe and share joy and happiness to all.

Namita Karve said...

Thanks you ma'am for this wonderful and useful information. As it is said "Prevention is better than cure". We just have to be enough careful and make our kids to understand the importance of safety measures, so in our absence also they can be safe and alert. I Ms. Namita Karve ( teacher- Podar Jumbo Kids, Ambegaon) Take the opportunity to wish one and all a Very Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year. Be safe and share joy and happiness to all.

SHAIKH SHAHNAAZ said...

Thank you ma'am for sharing valuable tips.The article will help us to celebrate safe Diwali.
Shahnaaz Shaikh
PJK,Nashik.

charu gupta said...

Happy Diwali Ma'am.
Thank you once again Ma'am for sharing informative blog with us. As per me,we should not burst the crackers because it causes air pollution and noise pollution. If someone want to burst the crackers then we should take care of that and the above mentioned tips are very helpful for safe Diwali.
Warm Regards
Charu Gupta
Teacher, Podar Jumbo Kids
Wagholi

Ramola Menezes said...

I Ms.Ramola Menezes teacher at PJK Plus Vile Parle would like to thank you Ma'am for sharing this blog with us and making us aware of the harmful effects of bursting crackers and the precautions that should be taken while celebrating diwali.

Ramola Menezes said...

I Ms.Ramola Menezes teacher at PJK Plus Vile Parle would like to thank you Ma'am for sharing this blog with us and making us aware of the harmful effects of bursting crackers and the precautions that should be taken while celebrating diwali.

Rashmi Gawde said...

A comprehensive to-do list for parents as well as children at the most appropriate time.
"Safety First" should always be our motto, especially when it comes to firecrackers. Apropos the growing awareness about reducing the air and noise pollution, we should show some self-control while buying cackers even while indulging our children.

I take this opportunity to wish you and your family a very happy, healthy and safe Diwali, Ma'am.
Warm regards,
Rashmi Gawde
Podar Jumbo Kids,
Nashik.

Ashiwini Mungi said...

I Ms.Ashwini mungi from PJK Nashik.Thankyou maam for sharing this blog with us .This will really help us to celebrate the air free and sound free pollution diwali.
I wish you and your family a happy and prosperous diwali.
Thankyou very much

Mentor Bharti said...

Thank you ma'am for this check list. This will help to be more cautious. We will definitely benefit from this article.
A very Happy and safe Diwali to all.

Ms. Anita K said...

Thank you ma'am for sharing such an informative article and making us aware of the harmful effects and how to keep in mind safety precautions

Poonam Borade said...

I Ms. Poonam Borade teacher of PJK Plus Vile Parle thank you ma'am for sharing such important tips. This will really helpful to celebrate safe diwali. Wish you very happy diwali and prosperous new year ma'am

Vidhi Chawda said...

I Ms. Vidhi Chawda teacher at PJK Plus Vile Parle would like to thank you Ma'am for sharing such a valuable blog. Parents and adults should keep in mind the tips for safe Diwali. Wishing you Ma'am happy and safe diwali...

Mithila Kulkarni said...

Thank you ma'am for sharing very important blog. All the tips are very important and every adult must follow tips for their child's safety. If we are taking care of kids accidents can be avoided. Lets celebrate safe and Eco-friendly Diwali.
Ms Mithila Kulkarni,
PJK, Nashik.

Sakina Telwala said...

Thank you ma'am for sharing such a useful and informative blog. This Blog highlights that safety is the priority while bursting crackera. Wishing you a very happy and prosperous diwali.

Warm regards
PJK Nasik

PJK Patiala said...

All mishaps due to fireworks occur as a result of carelessness, negligence and ignorance. Simple precautions can help avoid these mishaps. This article serves well as an awareness campaign launched to bring down the fatalities and injuries caused by fireworks.

Sonali Karmakar said...

Thank you Swati Maam for sharing this blog. The tips given are really very important. These 10 safety tips to keep our children safe this festival season have helped us all to have a safe Diwali. Wish you a very Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year on behalf of Podar Jumbo Kids Vile Parle team.

Sonali Karmakar said...

Thank you Swati Maam for sharing this blog. The tips given are really very important. These 10 safety tips to keep our children safe this festival season have helped us all to have a safe Diwali. Wish you a very Happy Diwali and a Prosperous New Year on behalf of Podar Jumbo Kids Vile Parle team.

Shimoga Pjk said...

Thank you Swati Maam for sharing this blog.It is really a wonderful article. All of us enjoy the pleasure of light and sound but when disaster strikes the injured has to bear the cross. So it is very important to take a few minutes to read through the guidelines and have a Safe and Happy Diwali in the true manner.

PJK Vadgaon said...

Thank you Swati Maam for sharing this blog before Diwali . These 10 safety tips helped all of us to keep our children safe .

Jayanthi Subramanian said...

I,Miss Jayanthi Subramanian, teacher of PJK Nashik would like to thank you for sharing such a valuable article with us. This article will really help children to play safe Diwali.

Rubina Khan said...

What a wonderful gift in the form of these safety tips by respected ma'am on this special dazzling festival. We should keep these tips in mind and should explain this to our tiny tots too.
Thank you ma'am for sharing these important tips to make the festival a real joy.
Ms. Rubina Khan
PJK, Nashik.

Vijay Sinha said...

I'm glad I found this web site.I just found this blog and have high hopes for it to continue. Keep up the great work and Happy Diwali to you all.
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