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Fun and Safe Toys for the Holidays

Holiday season is right around the corner which means Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Well meaning family members enjoy surprising the little ones with the latest toys to start off the New Year.
It is crucial that parents inform others about the rules about toy safety and vision. Injuries with unsafe toys may take place, sometimes causing damaged eyes.

What can adults do to safeguard kids from toy related eye injuries?

  1. Only buy toys which are age and developmentally suitable. Do not allow little siblings to handle toys and games meant for older children.

  2. Teach children how to play safely. If possible, before allowing children to play, carefully look at toys for safe construction.

  3. Look after small kids during playtime.

  4. Promote eye safety by steering clear of any toys with pointed tips or firing projectiles like BB guns.

Before buying that popular toy or game that your child really wants, take a minute to peruse toy safety guidelines. Anyone who has ever watched ''A Christmas Story'' should have learned that already. Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season.