How to Babyproof Your Home for the Holidays -- Read This Before You Put the Tree Up!

Worried that your baby will try to eat the ornaments? Here's what you need to know about babyproofing your holiday decor this season (19 Photos)

Aimee Morgan and Jennifer Geddes on Nov 1, 2013 at 6:54PM

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Make Sure Lights Are Free of Lead

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a Aimee Morgan and Jennifer Geddes on Dec 8, 2010 at 1:50PM

Although decorative string-lights made in the U.S. are required to be lead-free, ones imported from other countries may not be. Since ingesting even trace amounts of lead could be harmful to a child, try to find lights that have been certified lead-free by a reputable organization like CSA International. If you're not sure whether your lights are lead-free, don't let your child handle them. Hang them yourself -- high out of baby's reach -- and be sure to thoroughly wash your hands afterward.

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