One of the most imminent threats to the safety of children over one year old is injury from a toy Luftgevär, and the influx of shiny new toys during the holidays can increase this risk.
By taking a few precautions, you can significantly reduce the chance of your child getting hurt. Follow the toy safety tips below for a safer holiday season.
- Pay Attention to the Suggested Age.
Make sure all of your child’s toys are designed for his or her age or younger. Many injuries occur when a child is given a toy that is too complex or has too many small parts for his or her stage of development.
- Avoid Sharp Points or Edges.
Another toy safety tip is to keep toys with sharp points or edges away from your child, even if it is considered age appropriate.
- Show Your Child How to Play Safely with Each Toy.
A simple toy demonstration will encourage your children to play safely and they will be less inclined to make dangerous decisions.
- Look up the ASTM Standard.
ASTM letters on a toy indicate that it has met the standards established by the American Society for Testing and Materials, the National Authority on Toy Safety.
- Opt for Quiet Toys.
Loud or loud toys can damage a child’s hearing, sometimes permanently. Protect her hearing by choosing toys that are quiet or that make only soft sounds.
- Perform a Careful Inspection.
Before giving your child a toy, check it yourself carefully. Make sure it is well made, reliable, and has no parts that could come loose.
- Discard Packaging.
Once your child has opened their toy, immediately throw away the packaging. Sharp box edges, small plastic ties, and silicon dioxide packages are often part of toy packaging and all pose significant risks to your child’s safety.
We want you to have a happy, safe vacation, and we offer the services and resources to help you have one. Help your child stay healthy during the holidays with more parenting tips from the BHealthy blog or make an appointment with one of our expert pediatricians.