Holiday season is rapidly approaching which means new toys for the kiddies. Adoring grandparents enjoy treating the young children with the coolest toys to start off the New Year.
The American Optometric Association advises that parents instruct others about the guidelines about toy safety and vision. Injuries involving toys and games may occur, occasionally resulting in damage to eyes, or even blindness.
Below are some guidelines to protect children from toy related injury:
When purchasing a gift, confirm that it is age suitable. Be careful not to permit small children to play with toys intended for older siblings.
Teach children the safe use of toys. If possible, before allowing children to play examine toys for broken or loose pieces.
Don't let small kids play unsupervised.
Protect little eyes by steering clear of toys with sharp edges or projectiles.
Before purchasing the latest game that your child has been begging for, take a few moments to read up on eye safety guidelines when it comes to toys and games. Anyone who has ever watched ''A Christmas Story'' should have learned that already. Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season.