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January 27th, 2009 By | News | Posted In: Community, News

Chatting with the Easter Bunny


Thousands of children across the united Stated wind up in the hospital as a result of Easter egg hunts. They’re not victims of drive-by eggings, over enthusiastic parents get a little too creative with their hiding places resulting in injury, so says the Thinking Children’s Accident Prevention Program Foundation.

So the group sent out a press release to help bring some common sense to what ought to be a fun day.

“Before you begin hiding Easter eggs in Cujo’s dog bowl, up in a birds nest 23ft high or replace a 100 watt light bulb with little Timmy’s egg; take a look at Mr. No-No’s safety tips,” the press release says. “Mr. No-No realizes some of these tips are commonsense, but you would be amazed how many children get hurt regardless.”

And those tips are...

Hiding the Eggs Inside:

Do not hide eggs in light sockets

Do not hide eggs near an electrical outlet or plugs.

Do not hide eggs in cupboard or drawers with dangerous products.

Do not hide eggs in, on or under glass.

Hiding the Eggs Outside:

Do not hide eggs in preexisting holes in the ground or trees.

Do not hide eggs in any foliage that has thorns, looks potential dangerous or poisonous

  (If you don’t know the name of the foliage, don’t put an egg in it!)

Do not hide eggs in any animal's home, food bowl or play area.

Do not hide eggs where pesticides or poisons have recently been sprayed.

Do not hide eggs in tool sheds.

General Egg Hiding Tips:

Color-code the eggs for each child’s age group.

  (Let children know what color is theirs, and hide them accordingly)

Keep eggs at or below eye level of younger children.

Keep count and track of the eggs you hid.

After the Hunt:

Eggs that show cracks or damage, throw them away.

Dispose of eggs that have been out of the refrigerator for more than 2 hours.

Do not eat hard-boiled eggs longer than a week of refrigeration.

Happy hunting!

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