December is the biggest gift giving month which makes it the perfect time to get involved with national safe toys & gifts month. This cause raises awareness for the numerous toy-related injuries that take place each year, especially around the holiday season.
National Day Calendar offers four tips for ensuring you and your loved ones enjoy a safe and happy holiday season –
- Make sure to inspect the toys before you buy them. Try to avoid toys with sharp edges, lots of little parts, or parts that can be easily pulled off. (Especially if it’s for a baby or toddler)
- Make sure the age and skill level marked on the toy matches the age and skill level of the child you’re buying for.
- Label check! Toys should have a label for ATSM (American Society for Testing and Materials) that proves it’s up to standard. ATSM testing is more important than many people realize.
- Do not give toys with ropes, cords, or that can heat up, and avoid crayons and markers unless they are labeled nontoxic.
Learn more about National safe Toys & Gifts Month using the link below – https://nationaldaycalendar.com/safe-toys-and-gifts-month-december/