Holiday season is almost here and we all know what that means, presents. Well intentioned grandparents love treating the young ones to the latest toys to start off the New Year.
It is crucial that parents explain to relatives some guidelines when it comes to eye-safe toys. Injuries involving toys do occur, sometimes causing blindness.
Below are a few guidelines to protect kids from toy related eye injuries:
When purchasing a gift, confirm that it is suitable for the child's age and level of development. Be careful not to allow young children to play with toys intended for older children.
Check that the toy is well made and stay away from toys with sharp edges. Make sure toys with a handle such as bats or pony sticks are smooth on the edge.
Watch small children during playtime.
Prevent eye injuries by tossing out toys that have points, spikes, rods or projectiles, such as BB guns.
Before you buy that popular game that your child absolutely ''needs'', take a minute to read toy safety guidelines. The holidays are a great time for creating special moments with your family members, not the doctor on call at the nearest emergency room. Happy Holidays to all.