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.
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.