Our local health unit wants kids to stay safe this holiday season.

The Haliburton-Kawartha-Pine Ridge District Health Unit says parents need to buy child-friendly toys, be careful with tree decorations, and keep an eye on their kids while they are at a family get together.

Nurse Karen Taylor explains this.

Taylor says spending a bit of time to safe proof your home can make the holiday season better for everyone. She says in Canada, injuries are the leading cause of death for children.