Fourth Of July Parenting Safety Checklist

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Are you buying  your fireworks for the Fourth Of July? Every year we hear of people getting hurt by fireworks so what should we be doing to make it safe. This year make a Parenting Safety Checklist and keep your family safe.

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There are NO safe fireworks Make sure you supervise your children no matter  what kind of fireworks they are using. Never let your children light fireworks. Explain to your kids how dangerous they can be.

Do not light fireworks under trees or near vehicles, buildings or windows.

Use a long-handled match or long lighter to keep as far from the fuse as possible.

Never relight a “dud” firework, Wait 20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water.

Remember as kids we twirled those sparklers in the air writing our names. I always thought sparklers were the safest for kids. Did you know Sparklers can heat up to 2,000 degrees Fahrenheit and can cause serious burns? 

Make a Sparkler Shield for your kids to keep them safe. (Tutorial From Stockpiling Moms.

ALWAYS Wear shoes, sparks may come off of the sparklers, fireworks, or other things, and that is a safety issue.

Stand to the side of a device as you light it. Never place any part of your body directly over the fuse, and only light one fuse at a time. Back up to a safe distance, about 10 feet for most of the smaller items.

Please keep your pets safe. Fireworks are stressful for dogs. Keep your dogs inside and check on them frequently. The chart below should help you understand this.

Have a Fantastic Independence Day!

 

 

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