Read Labels – a product’s label can tell you a lot, including the age it was intended for, or whether there are any small or potentially dangerous pieces included. When it comes to crayons, markers, and paint, stick to those that are labeled “non-toxic.” Additionally, electric toys need to be marked “UL approved.”
Take a look – if it seems like the toy has pieces that may be a choking hazard, or if it has sharp points or edges, it may be best to avoid.
Safety first! A new bicycle or rollerblades make great gifts! But make sure to also include safety parts like helmets and knee and elbow pads.
Find alternatives to screens. Kids are spending more and more time on screens, whether that is time spent playing video games, watching tv, or even doing schoolwork. Try to give some gifts that encourage kids to stay away from screens for a bit. We’ve included a few possible ideas below:
Know the signs of a toy safety hazard. Every year, children end up in the emergency room with cuts and scrapes or eye injuries from playing with toys unsafely. The most common toy-related safety hazard is choking.
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