Tuesday, December 04, 2012
Time for more toy safety tips
It’s Christmas or whatever you call your gift-giving tradition—and the docs at Cincinnati Children’s are reminding us of things to look for in a toy.
Me, personally, I am older than dirt and would like a Teddy Bear—this year has been…well…a bear.
The eyes can even pop out—I promise not to swallow them.
But you do have to look for that aspect if you give a kid a stuffed animal—embroidered eyes maybe?
Read the warning labels before leaving the store! Good one! I actually have never done it.
Avoid sharp edges and points.
For little kids—make sure the toy or parts are at least an inch across and two inches long. I would say more.
Forget that crummy kid jewelry—it can contain toxic metals.
Avoid toys with button batteries—kids eat those like Tic Tacs.
Forget toys with high-powered magnets.
I once got my daughter the most adorable little fur jacket—but she had just learned to read and it said rabbit fur and she tossed it! Ah, the humanity!