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Have A Safe Holiday with Safe Toys: Safe Toy Awareness Month

 

It’s the holiday season, so it’s time for gifts and toys! It’s a time of joy, laughter, and cherished moments, especially for our little ones. As we prepare to celebrate, keeping safety at the forefront of our holidays is essential. When it comes to toys and gifts, we need to remember to consider the safety and age range of the toys.

Join us in exploring Safe Toy Awareness Month and the world of safe toys so you can bring happiness without compromising your kids’ well-being and eye safety.

The Gift of Safety

While the anticipation of unwrapping presents fills the air, we can’t overlook the importance of gifting safe and age-appropriate toys. The memories created during playtime should be filled with laughter and learning; safety plays a big part.

Choosing Safe Toys for the Holidays

The holiday season’s festivities are an essential time to prioritize your child’s eye health. We have these tips to help you make the best decisions.

Age-Appropriate Toys

Choose toys that are suitable for your child’s age and developmental level. Toy manufacturers provide age guidelines for a reason – they ensure that the toys meet your child’s cognitive and physical capabilities.

Be Careful with the Small Parts

Toys with small parts or detachable pieces can be choking hazards, especially for younger children. Ensure all parts are larger than a child’s mouth to prevent accidental ingestion. 

Small toy parts can also quickly get into your child’s eyes and cause damage and discomfort. If the toy piece is small enough, it may even get stuck.

Buy Durable Toys

Check for durability and sturdiness when looking for toys. Well-constructed toys are less likely to break into sharp pieces that could cause toy-related injuries and potentially get into somebody’s eyes.

Inspect for Sharp Edges

Sharp edges or points can cause injuries, especially to a child’s eyes. Run your fingers along the toy’s edges to identify any potential risks.

Avoid Toys with Projectiles

Toys that shoot projectiles can be hazardous to a child’s eyesight. Always supervise play with such toys and use appropriate protective gear if needed.

Fun and Safety are Key

During all of the holiday excitement, remember that safety doesn’t mean compromising on fun. Choosing safe toys with care creates an environment where your child can explore, create, and learn confidently. Everybody will be both safe and having fun at the same time.

Be sure your child’s toys are safe in general. Follow these additional tips:

  • Buy toys made from non-toxic materials. It not only ensures safety but it also protects your child from exposure to harmful chemicals.

  • If a toy requires batteries, ensure the battery compartment is secure. Loose batteries can be dangerous if ingested.

Contact Clarkson Eyecare Today

The holiday season is a time of giving, and what better gift can we offer than the assurance of safety? Let’s celebrate Safe Toy Awareness Month with toys that inspire, educate, and entertain while prioritizing the eye safety of our children.

Our team at Clarkson Eyecare is here to help you with all the eye care you need during the holidays. We have locations in 11 states, including Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Texas, New Jersey, Virginia, Georgia, and Florida. No matter where you are, quality eye care and comprehensive eye exams are never far away! Call or click today for more information about Safe Toy Awareness Month. Reach out to schedule an appointment at Clarkson Eyecare!

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