5 Things You Should Definitely Not Forget This Diwali
Created by Parentune Support Updated on Oct 12, 2017
Diwali brings about sparkle in the eyes of young and old alike. The lights, the sweets, the décor, the happiness and the celebrations all make Diwali one of the biggest festivals of India. However, you also need to ensure that Diwali turns out safe, and here are our top 5 picks to help you avoid any untoward incident or mishap during the festivities.
5 Tips You Should Definitely Follow To Have A Safe Diwali
With Diwali just around the corner and celebrations in full swing, you may be wondering why are we talking about precautions and safety tips. Well, the idea is to avoid unfortunate mishaps and injuries during the festivities. Here we go-
- Keep the first aid box handy: Though it is advisable to always have the first aid box handy, especially with children in the house, it becomes all the more important during Diwali. Make sure you have bandage rolls, an ointment for burns, some band-aid and other essentials in the first aid. And do not forget where you keep it – make sure everyone in the family knows where it is!
- Newborn babies and noise: With Diwali crackers making noise in the range of 130 - 160 decibels, they can very much damage your baby's hearing. Any noise above the range of 85 decibels can cause harm to you baby's ears- so make sure you keep your baby away from all the noise. If you have to go out, keep your baby's ears covered with cotton or ear muffs
- Special care for asthmatic children: Diwali, coupled with the onset of winters can be a tough combination for children who are asthmatic or are prone to allergies. With pollution levels rising dangerously, it is worth investing in an anti-pollution mask, like a N95, N99 or even a P95. Also, make sure your child's immunity is at it's best during the change of season
- Do not eat and burst crackers at the same time: Firecrackers and sweets are vital for Diwali, but the combination of the two can be lethal. Children have the habit of picking a laddoo in one hand and a cracker in the other. The chemicals like lead, charcoal, and sulphur that actually make the firecrackers can be fatal if ingested. Make sure proper hygiene is maintained and you keep the two separated
- Keep pets safe: So we are set to enjoy Diwali with firecrackers, but what about ours (and others') pets? As any pet owner will tell you, Diwali is one of the most testing times for a pet. Keep these furry creatures safe and protected by giving them extra care, and taking some extra precautions to keep them safe. And a little love never hurt anyone!
Bonus Diwali Tip – Light Someone's Face Up By Offering Something They Need- like food, blankets, clothes or anything else that doesn't mean much to you but means the world for someone else. After all, Diwali is all about happiness, and what better way to share it with people who are not as blessed as we are!
Have a safe, happy and a beautiful Diwali!!
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