December is considered Safe Toys and Gifts Month. With the holiday season approaching, it’s important to remember to consider safety when choosing a present for a special person in your life. Health & Wellmobile has compiled some tips that you should remember to help you with your selection:
When searching for the perfect gift, do your research to determine the age range for each toy. This will tell you whether or not the toy is appropriate for the children on your shopping list. Be wary of small parts that a child could choke on. You should also refrain from choosing toys that have ropes, cords, parts that fly off, or heating elements.
Before the child plays with the toy, take a few minutes to inspect it. Look for any broken parts or things that could get broken off and hurt your child. It’s important to choose durable toys that won’t become a problem for the children playing with it.
Before using a toy or gift, you should read the instructions and understand how to use it. Help your child learn how to properly use the toy.
Food allergies are on the rise. In fact, nearly 15-million Americans have food allergies. If you plan on gifting food, you should be aware of food allergies. A peanut allergy, for example, can be deadly. You don’t want to run the risk of hurting your loved ones with the gift that you choose.
When unwrapping presents, you need to work to keep the room clear of paper and garbage. Make sure that everyone knows where the toys and gifts are located on the floor so no one trips and gets hurt. If you have younger children in the room, keep any presents with small or dangerous parts out of their reach.
The present that you select should come from the heart, but you shouldn’t forget to be mindful of your loved one’s safety and well-being. Remember these tips from Safe Toys and Gifts Month to help you make the perfect choice for the children in your life.