Holiday season is upon us which means presents. Adoring grandparents love treating the young children with the latest toys for the holiday season.
It is necessary for family members to explain to relatives some rules about toy safety and vision. Injuries with unsafe toys and games often occur, sometimes resulting in damage to eyes, or even blindness.
Here are some guidelines to safeguard kids from toy related harm:
When purchasing a toy, make sure it is appropriate for the child's age. Be careful not to permit younger siblings to use toys and games intended for older siblings.
Check that the toy is well made and that there are no rough corners. Make sure long-handled toys such as swords or pony sticks are smooth on the edge.
Try not to let small children play without supervision.
Protect little eyes by tossing out toys that have jagged or staggered edges or projectiles, such as BB guns.
Before buying the popular toy that your child has been itching for, spend a few moments to peruse toy safety guidelines. Anyone who has ever watched ''A Christmas Story'' should have learned that already. Happy Holidays.