When visiting friends and relatives, check the environment for these same types of safety hazards. Identify lights as pretty to watch, but dangerous to put in your mouth or grab. Tell your toddlers and preschoolers what is safe to touch and what is likely to shatter or break. Place candles and breakable items out of the reach of children until they fully understand the risks involved.
Above all, use your common sense. Look around your home and other environments where your child will spend time this holiday season to identify potential hazards. A little caution can go a long way to ensure that your holiday season is safe and merry!