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This Month Learn About Toys and Eye Safety

The holidays are just around the corner and we all know what that means, Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Well meaning relatives delight in surprising the young children with the coolest toys for the holiday season.
It is important that family members explain to others the guidelines about toys and eye safety. Mishaps involving toys often occur, occasionally causing damaged vision.

What are some guidelines to protect children from toy related harm?

  1. Remember, age appropriate toys only! Don't permit younger children to use toys intended for older siblings.

  2. Look for a toy that is well made and that there are no sharp edges. Make sure long-handled toys such as swords or brooms have rounded ends.

  3. Be careful not to let small kids play unsupervised.

  4. Promote eye safety by discarding toys that have jagged or staggered edges or firing projectiles like BB guns.

Before giving in and buying that new toy or game that your child ''must have'', spend a few minutes to check toy safety guidelines. The holidays are a great time for creating special moments with your loved ones, not the doctor on staff at the local emergency room. Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season.