Holiday season is right around the corner which means dolls, radio controlled airplanes, and Leapster Explorers. Well intentioned aunts and uncles love surprising the children with the latest toys for the holidays.
It is crucial that family members explain to others some guidelines when it comes to toys and eye safety. Injuries with unsafe toys may occur, occasionally causing damaged vision.
Below are some guidelines to guard kids from toy related harm:
Remember, developmentally suitable toys only! Do not permit little children to play with toys and games made for older brothers or sisters.
Check that the toy is well made and that there are no rough edges. 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.
Promote eye safety awareness by discarding toy or games with sharp or jagged pieces or catapult launchers.
Before you purchase the latest toy that your child really wants, take some time to review eye safety guidelines for toys and games. Anyone who has ever watched ''A Christmas Story'' should have learned that already. Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season.