Children and toy safety

Our chat today is onsecurity. here are a few tips to start with to help keep your child safe.

TOY SAFETY:
Check to make sure there aren’t any small parts or other choking hazards.Toys and games are tons of fun for kids and adults. Whether your kids are working on a puzzle, playing with building blocks or even inventing their own games, here are a few things to think about to help them stay safer and have a blast.
The Hard Facts:
In 2011, 188,400 children under the age of 15 years were seen in emergency departments for toy-related injuries.That’s 516 kids every day. More than a third of those injured were children 5 and under.
Top Tips:
1. Consider your child’s age when purchasing a toy or game. It’s worth a second to read the instructions and warning labels to make sure it’s just right for your child.
2. Before you’ve settled on the perfect toy, check to make sure there aren’t any small parts or other potential choking hazards.
3. Keep a special eye on small game pieces that may be a choking hazard for young children. While these kinds of games are great for older kids, they can pose a potential danger for younger, curious siblings.
4. After play time is over, use a bin or container to store toys for next time. Make sure there are no holes or hinges that could catch little fingers.
Our thanks to http://www.safekids.org for this information.
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