Put Safety at the Top of Your Toy Shopping List
New York Pediatric Inpatient Medical Specialist, Maja Djordjevic, MD and Director of Pediatrics at Nyack Hospital
shares tips on how to shop for safe toys this holiday
Nyack, N.Y. December 5, 2013 – As you shop for toy’s, during the holidays or at any time of year, keep safety in mind. Choking is a particular hazard for younger children, but there are a number of other factors to consider when purchasing gifts for children of all ages.
Tips for buying toys for younger children include:
For older children who have bikes, scooters or skateboards on their wish lists, make sure those presents come with helmets that meet current safety standards (check for CPSC or Snell certification on the label).
Other tips for toys for older children:
Buying safe toys is just the first step. Once the gifts are unwrapped, supervise children’s play to ensure they are using the toys correctly. Taking these steps will make for a merry—and safe—holiday.
Nyack Hospital is a 375-bed community acute care medical and surgical hospital located in Rockland County, NY. Founded in 1895, it is a member of the New York-Presbyterian Healthcare System, an affiliate of Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and has partnered with Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine providing clinical rotations to third-year medical students. Its mission is to provide competent, innovative and accessible emergency and acute care services to the residents of Rockland County and surrounding areas.