Holiday Joy & Safe Toys: Safe Toy Awareness Month
Nationwide Vision in Arizona is celebrating Safe Toy Awareness Month this year to help you choose safe toys this holiday season. Your entire family will find more joy during the holidays if they’re having fun and staying safe.
If toys are on your holiday shopping list, you should do your best to keep the eye safety of your children in mind. By being careful with the toys you purchase and following our tips, you’ll make this holiday season the safest one yet.
You can keep everybody’s eyes a little safer this year by following our safety tips.
The holiday season only happens once a year, so it’s a great opportunity to buy good-quality toys for your children. What makes high-quality toys so special is that they are more durable and will last a longer time than most cheap options.
Kids can be very rough with their toys. And if they’re too rough they will eventually break and create sharp pieces that can cause harm.
While toys that shoot projectiles can provide hours of fun for your little ones, they are far from the safest toy option. Sometimes the first thing a kid will do is shoot toy projectiles at a person, and that can be dangerous. Projectiles can hit people in the eyes and cause serious injuries.
Kids might even be at risk of hitting themselves in the eyes.
Toys are usually made out of hard plastic. And with hard plastic comes sharp and pointy edges. These edges can be dangerous for kids playing around with toys. Not only might they hurt their hands, but they run the risk of hurting their eyes too.
When you’re in the toy aisle. Carefully examine toys to see if there are any sharp edges you should avoid.
Toys don’t have age ranges on them for no reason. Toys are evaluated for their safety and are given age ranges so that the appropriate groups are playing with them. A lot of this has to do with toys including small parts or projectiles. Smaller children should be playing with toys that have less risk of injury.
Toys are also designed to line up with kids’ cognitive development.
Small parts are usually the most dangerous parts of toys. Small pieces can be easily swallowed and lead to choking. On top of the choking hazard, small toy parts can easily get in your child's eyes and cause damage.
A more severe risk is that toy parts can get stuck in somebody’s eyes. If not careful, small and sharp toy parts can cause irreversible damage.
Safe toys are fun toys. By buying toys that are safe and appropriate for your children, you’re helping keep everybody say during the holidays. You don’t want your holidays to be paused by unexpected injuries. Safe toys can keep the whole family happy this year.
Follow these other safety tips:
Secure all batteries included in your toys. Playing with batteries can be very dangerous, especially if ingested.
Find toys that use safe materials. Many toys can use harmful plastics and materials that aren’t safe to play with.
Fill your holidays with joy and eye safety this year. Toys are often a big part of the holiday season, so you want to make sure that you do all you can to keep everybody safe and happy.
Our team at Nationwide Vision is here to help you with all the eye care you need during the holiday season. We have locations all across Arizona. 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 Nationwide Vision!