4 Tips to Protect Young Kids When Unwrapping Christmas Gifts by Dr. Bridget Boyd
8 years ago
Opening gifts with kids is so fun, but can be hazardous, too. Here are four tips to keep kids safe on Christmas morning!
- When opening gifts with small children, watch out for ribbons. They can be a strangulation hazard.
- Try to keep older children’s gifts away from younger children, so there is no accidental ingestion of a small part.
- Toys with strings – especially more than 12 inches long – are a choking hazard, so use caution.
- Children younger than 2 are more likely to put whatever they are given in their mouths, so avoid items with paint, chemicals or small parts.