The holidays are rapidly approaching and that means gifts and new toys. Well intentioned aunts and uncles love surprising the little ones with the latest toys to start off the New Year.
It is important that family members inform others about the restrictions when it comes to safe and age appropriate toys. Injuries with unsafe toys and games may occur, occasionally resulting in damage to eyes, or even blindness.
Below are a few guidelines to guard children from toy related injury:
Remember, age suitable toys only! Be careful not to permit small children to use toys made for older siblings.
Explain to children how to play safely. Prior to play, carefully look at new toys for broken or loose pieces.
Be careful not to let small children play unsupervised.
Protect little eyes by throwing out any toys with sharp edges or plastic or wooden missiles, commonly found in war-themed toys.
Before purchasing that new toy that your child really wants, take a few moments to review eye safety guidelines when it comes to toys. The holidays are a great time for creating special moments with your family members, not the emergency room doctor. Happy Holidays.