The holidays are almost here which means gifts and new toys. Adoring aunts and uncles love surprising the favorite little ones with the coolest toys to start off the New Year.
It is necessary for family members to learn and relay to relatives the guidelines when it comes to safe and age appropriate toys. Accidents with unsafe toys and games often occur, sometimes causing damaged eyes.
Here are a few tips to guard children from toy related injury:
- Only purchase gifts which are age suitable. Be careful not to permit little children to use toys made for older siblings.
- Show children the proper use of new toys and games. If possible, before allowing children to play check new toys and games for sharp or pointed edges.
- Be careful not to let small children play without supervision.
- Protect little eyes by throwing out any toys or games with sharp edges or plastic or wooden missiles, commonly found in war-themed toys.
Before you buy the popular game that your child has been begging for, spend a minute to check eye safety precautions when it comes to toys. The holidays are a great time for creating special moments with your family, not the doctor on staff at the local emergency room. Avoid a trip to the ER this year and have a joyous holiday.