Valley Healthcare

Most injuries that a child under 4 years old sustains are due to the toys they play with.

December is safe toys and gifts awareness month. http://www.healthtradition.com/december-is-safe-toys-and-gifts-month. Although, the season of gift-giving is coming to a close, it is important to make sure our children have safe toys year round.

Here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • double check for small parts and potential choking hazards
  • read the labels to make sure all items are age appropriate to insure they are the right level for their development
  • art supplies should be non-toxic and fabric items should be flame-retardant

Taking a second look at labels could save you a trip to the emergency room. http://www.safekids.org/keeping-all-kids-safe

For more insight, please contact our Pediatrician, Dr. Judith Bennett, at Valley Healthcare System at (706) 322-9599 extension 1100.

Have a Happy and Safe Holiday!

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