The festival of colours and joy is around the corner and just like your child, you are excited about it too. Holi not only brings togetherness and happiness but also channels up the excitement level. Amidst the colours, ‘Gulal’, water, dancing…. there is loads of fun to be had. But you shouldn’t forget that any festival can be a bit unsafe for your children if not kept under check. Keeping this in mind, Prega News have listed down the top 5 ways which will help your little bundle of joy have a happy and safe Holi.
1. Eyes Wide Shut
Kids are super energetic and just in a blink, they can go away from your sight which can lead to a lot of ruckus during all the fun of Holi. While they are covered in colour, you can easily lose a track of them and can possibly mistake someone else’s kid as yours while your little one goes uncharted. Always keep an eye on your child’s whereabouts, where they are playing etc. Besides water guns and ‘Pichkaris’, there are coloured water tubs which could be dangerous if your kid takes a fall into it.
2. See No Colour, Taste No Colour
Colours can be harmful for your kid if it enters their eyes or mouth. In the case where the colour enters their eyes, rinse it immediately with plenty of clean water. Do not let them rub their eyes as the chemicals present in the colours will only make things worse. Consult a doctor if the redness or irritation in eyes gets worse If your child accidentally swallows the colour, immediately make your kid rinse his/her mouth with plenty of clean water.
3. Stay Organic, Stay Happy
Nowadays the colours that you get in the market are filled with toxic chemicals that could be dangerous for you and your little one. These toxic chemical filled colours can cause skin diseases and eye infections. Make sure that the colour you buy for Holi is Organic or Herbal and is safe. You can easily buy skin friendly organic and herbals colours in the market or on online as well.
4. Balloons are a NO NO
Playing with and throwing water balloons at each other can be a lot of fun, but it could also be painful. When thrown at the person (knowingly or not) they can cause ear, eye or skin injuries which could be really painful. Children should avoid playing with water balloons and instead should use ‘Pichakaris’ or Waterguns to enjoy their Holi.
5. Stay Aware, Stay Prepared
No matter how safe you play, there could be one misfortunate incident during Holi. You should be ready for any of such unexpected emergencies. Keep a list of doctors who could be contacted during any emergencies. Also, keep a lot of colour free, clean and fresh water ready for rinsing mouth and eyes.
By keeping track of the above-mentioned ways, your little one will enjoy their festival safely and without any hassles. Browse through our website for more parenting and motherhood tips.