How Can Your Grandchild’s Toys Affect Their Vision?
December is an exciting time for families across the United States. Many celebrate religious holidays like Christmas and Hanukkah. It’s a big time for toy shopping as well. That’s why it is the perfect time to observe Safe Toys and Celebration Month.
The toys your grandchild plays with can present a risk to their vision. Some playthings are not as safe as others. That’s because they may contain parts or edges that could hurt your little one – including their eyes. Every parent and grandparent should keep this in mind when buying kids gifts this year.
10 Tips for Buying Eye-Safe Toys This Holiday Season
The following tips can help you choose the safest toys for every child on your gift list this holiday season.
- Avoid toys with sharp edges or components
- Avoid projectile toys like dart or pellet guns
- Only choose toys rated for your child’s age group
- Buy the necessary safety gear to go with items like sporting equipment
- Read toy warning labels before you buy
- Avoid toys with pointed ends like plastic swords and guns
- Laser pointer toys can cause blindness if misused
- Do not buy aerosol string because the chemicals used can cause eye irritation
- Buy playground equipment that is in new condition and intended for your child’s age group
- Be careful when browsing budget or off-brand toys because these tend to be less sturdy
Keep your loved ones safe over the holidays season.
Grosinger, Spigelman & Grey Wishes You a Happy and Safe Holiday Season!