In short - Temperature, Surroundings, Children and Pets can all affect your balloons and how long they stay inflated for. So, here is our Balloon care guide to give you some tips and advice on how to best look after your balloons and also look after our loved ones and the environment.
Balloons are super fun and can make celebrations and events really special and memorable. That's why we want them to last as long as possible, the below info should help.
Helium expands and shrinks in hot and cold weather, so the temperature in which you store your balloons is important. Too hot and the helium will expand, causing the balloon to pop, too cold and the balloon will appear deflated. Balloons are at their best in room temperature, so try not to expose them to extreme temperatures for too long.
Balloons do NOT like being shut in doors, pulled through small spaces, scratched up against walls or pushed up against light fittings or hooks etc. Although that's pretty obvious, it may simply be a case of not thinking or noticing those little dangers. When you are placing your balloons or moving them about, just be aware of all those things that could cause them to tear or pop.
Children and Pets
Balloons are pretty fussy...so they also don't like claws, teeth or being squeezed by little humans. Not only this, uninflated or burst balloons are a choking hazard for children and pets so if your balloon does pop, make sure to pick all the pieces up including the string and bin it before any little paws or hands can get hold of them. It is also advised not to leave pets or children under 8 unsupervised with balloons.
Disposing of your balloons: When your balloon is finished with, cut the end of the balloon, squeeze the gas or air out of it and dispose of the balloon and string etc in the bin. Do not release them out into the environment, they may become tangled in power lines or trees.
Inhaling helium: Although it seems like lots of fun, you should NEVER inhale helium. It can be fatal as it may deprive the body of oxygen.
Allergies: Most balloons are made from latex and contain materials that may cause allergies. If you notice any signs of an allergy, seek immediate help.
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