Top 10 Child Safety Tips And Precautions For Holi Festival

Holi Hai! This is the time to immerse ourselves and rejoice in the colours of the festival, and convey the Holi wishes to your family and friends. As the spring season sets in, we celebrate Holi, in honour of Lord Krishna with Holika Dahan, 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 are 10 safety tips and precautions for Holi that you should take care of.

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Preacautions for 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! During this occasion of Holika Dahan, let us spread Holi wishes and not diseases or discomfort. 

1. Clothing

Organic Clothing

Comfortable clothing, covering the skin is most advised for the Holi festival 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.

2. Preparation

Apply baby oil to protect from harsh colours

Before going to the grounds to play Holi, and convert your Holi wishes, 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.

3. Go-green

Use organic homemade natural colours as much as possible. Thus you can ensure that you are celebrating Holi festival in an eco-friendly manner and simultaneously ensure the safety of your child and the family at large.  Thus you can ensure that it is a happy  Holi for not just you but for nature as well.

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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.

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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.

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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.

The occasion of the Holi festival is not just about Holika Dahan, a splash of colours and games but also about families coming together. The Holika Dahan is symbolic of demolishing the devil inside us thereby putting a start to a positive beginning in everyone’s lives. So, on this occasion extends the Holi wishes to every reader. Let this be a new beginning in your lives. Happy Holi! Stay happy, stay safe.

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by Ila Asthana

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11 thoughts on “Top 10 Child Safety Tips And Precautions For Holi Festival”

  1. Every parent must read this have covered each and every aspect beautifully dear.Such articles is the much needed for every parent to be prepared for holi.and lastly you added it’s not only about Holika dahan and colours but of families coming together. very well written!!

  2. All festivals can be stressful for parents when it comes to safeguarding their children, but perhaps none more so than the festival of Holi. You have shared easy and practical tips for everyone to follow.

  3. you have perfectly listed out all the points for safe holi. I too made sure of these things. From full clothes to oiling their hair and skin and warm water shower, i made sure my kids have fun with no harm at all.

  4. Yes, like any other festival Holi also need preparation. And kids need more attention to it as their skin is sensitive and explaining kids how to play safely is very important.

  5. Such a perfect post for festive season. yes, holi is a festival of color and joy but we need to take some precaution to avoid any adverse events. this post contains some excellent tips to celebrate a safe holi. thanks for sharing these amazing tips with us.

  6. You have listed out all the points for a safe holi. Especially the no to water balloons and using organic colours. What are teetn caps? Do we get them here in India?

  7. 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.