Holiday season is almost here and we all know what that means, toys and presents. Adoring family members enjoy surprising the favorite little ones with the ''in'' toys to start off the New Year.
It is important that family members tell relatives about the restrictions when it comes to eye safety and choosing toys. Mishaps with unsafe toys and games often take place, sometimes causing blindness.
So what are some tips to safeguard children from toy related harm?
- Remember, developmentally appropriate toys only! Don't permit small siblings to play with toys and games intended for older brothers or sisters.
- Look for a toy that is made of strong, durable material and steer clear of toys with rough edges. Make sure long-handled toys such as bats or pony sticks are rounded on the edge.
- Keep an eye on small kids during playtime.
- Protect little eyes by throwing out any toys that have jagged or staggered edges or projectiles.
Before you purchase the popular toy that your child really wants, spend a minute to read eye safety tips when it comes to toys and games. The holidays are a great time for creating special moments with your family, not the doctor on call at the nearest hospital. Avoid a trip to the ER this year and have a joyous holiday.