The holiday season is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to start thinking about what gifts you’ll be buying for your loved ones. With so many options out there, though, how do you know which toys are safe? National Safe Toys & Gifts Month in December puts an emphasis on this question to help the public better-understand safety standards and regulations that all toy manufacturers must follow. Whether you’re shopping online or in stores, these tips can help ensure that the children in your life will have a fun and enjoyable holiday season without any safety hazards. Here are some tips to choose the safest gifts this holiday season so you can enjoy the holiday to the fullest.
Ensure it’s age appropriate
When you’re shopping for toys, be aware that each age group has a different level of play. Before making your purchase decision it’s important to consider the maturity and skill set required from children as well as which type interests them most – advanced pieces can frustrate younger kids or pose safety hazards if handled incorrectly.
Make sure you protect their head
If a bike, scooter, or segway is on your Christmas list you’ll want the best equipment possible. The right helmet can save their life in an accident and it will also protect them from falls with other objects such as scooters and bikes. A surprisingly high number of parents forget this essential piece-of mind product so make sure it’s purchased with any outdoor equipment.
Beware of batteries
Button batteries are dangerous for children, and serious stomach problems have been reported after button battery ingestion. You should be mindful that this type of battery is also found in musical greeting cards as well as other small electronics products – so use caution.
Non-toxic materials only
Some toys are made with toxic materials that could cause health problems for young children. Make sure to read the labels on all your kid’s toys and play equipment, as well as watch out if they’re not labeled “non-toxic.”
Beware of choking hazards
Choking hazards are a danger for young children who play with toys containing small pieces. Think big when buying Toys, and make sure they’re not too tempting! The sizes should be larger than your child mouths- never smaller because it could cause injury from accidental ingestion.
Be cautious of ribbons and strings
Take extra care to remove ribbons, tags and strings from gifts before presenting them to young children. Pull toys with long narrow elastic cords may present a strangulation hazard for babies under age one year old.
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