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Adults must watch what gifts they give to children this holiday season

Wed, Dec 13, 2017

“Carefully selecting age-appropriate toys and supervising children as they play is still the best way to protect the young ones from toy-related injuries,” says Dr. Nels Rose, an emergency medicine physician with BayCare Clinic.

 

Ask a Doctor: Consider child safety when giving gifts

 

Parents and caregivers are encouraged to:

  • Avoid toys with sharp points and edges.
  • Reduce choking risks by skipping games that include small parts. Any object that can fit into an empty toilet paper roll is a choking hazard and should be avoided.
  • Skip toy weapons, guns, bows and arrows. These projectile toys can cause eye injuries.
  • Avoid toys with magnets. When swallowed, they can have fatal consequences for children.

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