The holidays are just around the corner which means toys and presents. Well intentioned relatives delight in surprising the young children with the latest toys to start off the New Year.
It is important that family members explain to others the guidelines when it comes to eye-safe toys. Mishaps with unsafe toys and games do occur, occasionally resulting in blindness.
What can parents do to safeguard young children from toy related eye injuries?
When purchasing a toy, confirm that it is age appropriate. Do not permit little children to use toys and games made for older children.
Demonstrate to children how to use new toys and games. Prior to play, carefully check toys for broken or loose pieces.
Don't let small children play without supervision.
Prevent eye injuries by tossing out toy or games with sharp edges or plastic or wooden missiles, commonly found in war-themed toys.
Before you buy the popular toy that your kids have been itching for, spend a minute to peruse eye safety guidelines for toys and games. Anyone who has ever watched ''A Christmas Story'' should have learned that already. Happy Holidays to all.