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How to Baby Proof Your Home for the Holidays

Holiday Helpers

Enjoy all that holiday togetherness -- parties, dinners, cocktail hours -- with these stay-safe tips for new parents.

· Your childhood home may no longer be childproofed -- inspect your temporary digs (hotel rooms too!) for anything baby-unfriendly.
· If traveling for the holidays, stick to baby's routine as much as possible. Snacks before long car trips or full feedings before flights may also help keep her calm.
· Give older children a baby-free zone where they can open presents and play with toys not safe for little ones.
· At parties, play it safe by putting baby in a play yard, buckling her into a bouncy seat on the floor, or toting her around in a carrier to help her avoid temptations.