Healthy Tip Tuesday – Safe Holiday Gift Giving

(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.

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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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.

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