(Dennison, Ohio) – With Christmas just around the corner you may be scrambling to grab those last-minute gifts, but make sure you always take the time to consider safety.
In this week’s Healthy Tip Tuesday, Trinity Hospital Twin City is bringing you a few extra safety reminders and tips.
To help ensure your kids have fun and stay safe this holiday, here are a few things to keep in mind from Safe Kids Worldwide.
Hard Facts about Holiday Safety
- In 2012, 3,270 children 19 and under were seen in emergency rooms for injuries caused by nonelectric holiday decorations, like broken ornaments.
- In 2012, an estimated 192,000 children were treated in an emergency room for a toy-related injury.
- That same year, an estimated 136,314 children ages 19 and under were injured due to a fire or burn.
Holiday Gift Giving
- Read instructions and warning labels when choosing toys for children. Make sure the toy or game is appropriate for your child’s age and development.
- Separate toys by age. Toys intended for older children may contain small pieces, including button batteries, that can pose a risk to curious, younger siblings.
- Don’t forget a helmet. If you are giving a bike, skateboard or scooter this holiday season, be sure to include a helmet to keep them safe while they’re having fun.
- Stay up to date on toy recalls. Safe Kids Worldwide complies product recalls specific to children and sends twice-monthly email alerts for recent recalls.