Top 10 Child Safety Tips During The Holi Festival

Holi Hai! This the time to immerse ourselves and rejoice in the colours of the festival, Holi. As the spring season sets in, we celebrate Holi, in honour of Lord Krishna with a splash of colours, spraying of water guns and coloured powder on each other. Though it is fun, at times becomes hazardous when proper precautions are not taken. Here is a quick guide to Holi safety tips, which must be implemented during the Holi festival.

Safety tips for this Holi festival:

This Holi festival, be sure to keep your kids safe from harsh colours. Here are some tips to keep in mind for the sake of precaution!

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1. Clothing

Comfortable clothing, covering the skin is most advised so that direct contact of the colours with the skin could be avoided. Full-sleeve tops and long bottoms can be worn to protect the sensitive part of the skin of your child from external agents. It is better if you choose organic clothing for your child.Organic Clothing

2. Pre-preparation:

Before going to the grounds to play Holi, prepare your child. Apply oil or cream all over the body of your child and ensure no powder or gel gets stuck to the skin. Even the hair of the child must be oiled to shield it from the harmful effects of the colour. By doing this, we can ensure that your child is protected from the damage from harsh colours during the Holi festival.Apply baby oil to protect from harsh colours

3. Go-green:

Use organic homemade natural colours as much as possible. Thus you can ensure that you are playing Holi in an eco-friendly manner and simultaneously ensure the safety of your child and the family at large.Holi festival 04

4. Water gun protocol

Teach your child not to use the water gun on anyone’s eyes or ears directly. Tell them how vulnerable their eyes and ears are and ensure the safety of others.Holi festival 05

5. No water balloons

Try to ban water balloons if possible or do not allow your child to play in the area of water balloons. They might be fun to play with, however, they can cause tremendous injuries when hit hard.Holi festival 06

6. Dental caps

The use of dental caps to protect your child’s teeth from unnecessary stains is always preferred.

7. Stay hydrated

With changing climatic conditions, it is necessary to stay hydrated by drinking water before, after and while you are playing with colours. Water is a filter that could eject many harmful chemicals from their body. Hence drink as much water as possible.

8. Post- celebrations

Don’t allow the colours to be on the baby for too long after the celebrations are over. Use mild soap and warm water to remove the colours and prevent any skin allergies. Do not scrape the skin too much to remove the colours.

9. Emergency contacts

Always have the list of emergency contact information on your mobile. This way, an emergency scenario or mishap can be addressed immediately.

10. Educate:

Lastly, educate your child, not to waste too much water and always children must be supervised by adults around them.

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by Ila Asthana

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  1. The powder is made of fine dusts and there is no guarantee that you will not be able to inhale them. Wrapping a bandana around your face will help protect your nose and mouth.