Here are some general safety tips to help make your family
- Before leaving on your holiday remind children about your family safety
procedures for dealing with strangers, what to do if they get lost.
- Keep a recent photo of children handy, also a photocopy of
passports kept in a safe place or with a relative that can
fax it to you in case of loss.
- If you label children's clothing, make sure the label is
inside so strangers are not able to learn child's name.
- A single parent travelling with children should ensure
that permission from other parent is readily available for
authorities (this is to prevent one parent
abductions). This is especially important for
air/train or cross border travel.
- Always ensure one parent is in charge of keeping an eye on
children and perhaps other parent can look after
arrangements for travel.
- Click on the coat to view travel
news about the danger of drawstrings on children's outerwear
- Dressing children in bright colours makes them readily
visible. Try to remember what they are wearing.
Consider using a
harness for toddlers, especially in busy
places like airports, attractions.
- Review your home address, telephone number and provide your children
with the name, address and telephone number of a relative or friend to
contact in an emergency.
- Provide a relative or friend with your travel itinerary and the name and
telephone number of any hotels or resorts where you will be staying, if
- Ensure that all occupants of any vehicles are properly secured and that
there are no large or heavy items in the vehicle that may injure the occupants at
any sudden stops. See the link below for more information on car
- Never leave children alone in a car, temperatures can rise rapidly in a
parked car. Click the image to view article.
- If travelling by air, make sure all family members are secured by the
safety belts when seated. Also see the travel news item on air
travel with young children - click on Airplane
- When using highchairs in restaurants, make sure that children are
secured by waist and middle strap.
- Keep candles on the table out of reach of children.
- Remind children to stay away from all animals.
- Avoid latex balloons, small toys and hard pieces of food due to the risk
of choking. See Dangers of Balloons - Travel Safety News
and Safety tips for Buying Safe Toys and Using Toys Safely.
- Keep medicines and poisons away from small children and watch that
children don't eat any plants.
you are bringing or plan on using bicycles while on vacation
make sure all family members are biking safely - click image
for more information.
All tips are offered as suggestions only.
While we have tried to provide you with a list
of suggestions to help parents when travelling with children to
keep them safe, unfortunately, we can’t think of everything
and it is the responsibility of parents to ensure their
See the following sections for specific tips:
For Car Safety Tips Click on
For Hotel Safety Tips Click on
For Safety Tips when visiting Petting Zoos and
Animal Farms Click Below:
For Playground Safety Tips Click on
For Winter Holiday Safety Tips Click on
For Safety Tips on Walking with Children Click
For Pool and Beach Safety Tips Click
For Kids Club Safety Tips Click on
For Fire Safety Tips Click on
For Biking Safety Tips Click on
For Safety Tips - Severe Allergic Reactions
For Sun Safety Tips Click on
For Safety Tips for Using Public Washrooms Click on
For First Aid Tips Click on
For In-line Skating Safety Tips Click on
For Tips on Buying Safe Toys Click Below:
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