The holidays are almost here and that means new toys for the kiddies. Well intentioned aunts and uncles love treating the young children with the latest toys for the holiday season.
It is necessary that parents tell others about the guidelines about safe and age appropriate toys. Accidents with unsafe toys do occur, occasionally causing damage to eyes, or even blindness.
Here are a few tips to guard kids from toy related harm:
When buying a toy, check that it is age appropriate. Don't allow little siblings to handle toys made for older children.
Look for a toy that is made of strong, durable material and stay away from toys with sharp edges. Make sure toys with a handle such as bats or brooms have smooth and round surfaces.
Keep an eye on small children when they play.
Protect little eyes by discarding toys with jagged or staggered edges or catapult launchers.
Before giving in and buying that latest toy or game that your child ''must have'', take a moment to look over toy safety guidelines. Anyone who has ever watched ''A Christmas Story'' should have learned that already. Avoid a trip to the ER this year and have a joyous holiday.