According to Medical News Today, some toys can pose a major safety hazard to your child's eyes, so it's smart...
According to Medical News Today, some toys can pose a major safety hazard to your child's eyes, so it's smart to know which toys to be leery of - especially if you have a baby or toddler AND an older child. Older kids toys can be more dangerious when it comes to eyes and vision. For example, while a BB gun pellet may be small and won't easily penetrate a young child's skin it can puncture an eye quickly and easily. One doctor quoted notes, "Every Christmas I see young children in our emergency room who have had an eye destroyed by a BB pellet." Tips to keep your little one's eyes safe:
  • Avoid toys that shoot projectiles.
  • Avoid toys with parts that can shoot or fly off.
  • Avoid toys with parts that may be shattered into smaller pieces.
Other dangers during the holidays: Scissors, cardboard cutters, rubber bands and deflated balloons, all of which tend to be left out during the holidays should be kept up and out of reach from small hands. Also if you have older kids who do get projectile toys you should carefully explain use and make sure they aren't shooting the toys at anyone. According to The Consumer Products and Safety Commission reports over 230,000 toy-related injuries are treated at U.S. emergency rooms annually and more than 45% involve injuries to the head and face. This year make it a safe holiday season and ditch the shooting toys, or at the very least make sure they're used safely.

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