The holidays are upon us and that means Erector Sets for some, and Barbie dolls for others. Well meaning parents love treating the children to the coolest toys for the holidays.
It is crucial that parents explain to relatives the restrictions about eye safety and choosing toys. Injuries involving toys and games may take place, sometimes causing damaged eyes.
What are some rules to guard kids from toy related eye injuries?
When buying a gift, confirm that it is suitable for the child's age and level of development. Do not allow younger siblings to handle toys made for older siblings.
Check that the toy is made of strong, durable material and that there are no dangerous corners. Make sure long-handled toys such as bats or brooms have smooth and round handles.
Don't let small children play without supervision.
Protect little eyes by steering clear of toy or games that have pointed tips or firing projectiles like BB guns.
Before purchasing that latest toy or game that your child ''must have'', take a minute to read eye safety tips when it comes to toys. Anyone who has ever watched ''A Christmas Story'' should have learned that already. Wishing you a happy and safe holiday season.