The holidays are almost here and that means gifts and new toys. Well intentioned parents enjoy treating the little ones to the coolest toys for the holiday season.
It is necessary that family members teach others about some guidelines about toy safety and vision. Accidents involving toys can take place, sometimes causing damaged eyes.
Here are some tips to safeguard children from toy related harm:
Only buy toys which are developmentally appropriate. Do not allow little siblings to use toys and games intended for older siblings.
Show children how to use new toys and games. Before play if possible carefully look at new toys and games for sturdy, safe construction.
Watch young children during playtime.
Protect little eyes by tossing out toy or games that have dangerous, pointed edges or projectiles.
Before you buy the latest toy that your child ''must have'', take a moment to read up on toy safety guidelines. The holidays are a great time for creating special moments with your loved ones, not the doctor on call at the local ER. Happy Holidays.