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Memorial Health: Be Mindful When Choosing Toys

Keep your child’s safety in mind when buying their Christmas presents. 

 

Dr. Steven Lillpop with Memorial Medical Group says it’s important to purchase toys that don’t bring unnecessary risk with them to the home. 

 

Some tips from Dr. Lillpop include finding age-specific toys, securing batteries in a safe location away from little ones, avoiding sharp edges or points that could injure a child in a fall. 

 

Dr. Lillpop also says that flying toys or toys that shoot objects can be problematic. He also advises you to make sure your child wears a helmet when riding their brand new scooter, skateboard or bicycle. 

 

Small toys or toys with small parts can be a choking hazard. 

 

The child’s developmental level is something else to pay attention to when choosing toys and their ability to understand how to use the toy. 

 

Above all else, supervising your children with their new toys is the most important thing you can do. 
 

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