January 20, 2022

Heal Me Healthy

The Trusted Source For Health

Ochsner Health offers holiday toy safety tips for kids

5 min read

Ochsner Health offers holiday toy safety tips for kids

Ochsner Health offers holiday toy safety tips for kids



NEXT CHANCE FOR RAIN COMING UP. SANTA CLAUS IS GETTING READY TO BRING YOUR CHILD SOME TOYS BUT ARE THEY SAFE? COMING UP IN A LIVE INTERVIEW FIND OUT WHICH TOYS ARE ON THE NAUGHTY LIST AND HOW YOU CAN KEEP YOUR LITTLE ONES SAFE THIS STCHRIMA LET’S TALK ABOUT FOUR TYPES OF TOYS ON THE NAUGHTY LIST AND WHY. JUST IN TIME FOR THE BUSY HOLIDAY SHOPPING SEASON, DR. IAN ZLATKISS A PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE PSIHYCIAN WITH OCHSNER HOSPITAL F CORHILDREN JOINS US VIA ZOOM TO PROVIDE A REFRESHER ON WHAT TYPES OF TOYS ARE ON THE “NAUGHTY LIST” AND HOW GIFT GIVERS CAN PUT SAFETY FIT. >> WATCH OUT FOR TOYS WITH SMALL PIECES THAT ARE FOUND IN BUILDING SETS. THEY CAN BE A CHOKING HAZD. ARSOMETHING ELSE IS YSTO WITH LO STRINGS, ROBES, RIBBONS SUCH AS HELIUM BALLOONS, JUMP ROS,PE AND TOYS THAT YOU PULL BEHIND YOU. THEY CAN GET WRAPPED AROUND THE CHILD’’ NECK AND STRANGLE A HAZARD. YOU ALSO WANT TO THINK ABOUT NOOTNMORIZEDCO SOTERS. WE SEE A LOT OF SCRAPES, CUTS, BROKEN BONES IN THE EMERGENCY ROOM AS A RESULT OF THOSE TS.OY YOU DO GET THEM, IT’S IMPORTANT TO PURCHASE THE SAFETY EQPMUIENT THAT COMES WITH IT. E STTH THING, TOYS THAT HAVE BUTTON BATTEESRI AND SMALL, POWERFUL MAGNETS. WHEN CHILDREN SWALLOW THOSE, THAT CAN CAUSE A POTENTIAL VERY SERIOUS INJURY. IF THAT HAPPENS TO YOUR CHILD, YOU SHOULD BRING THEM TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM TO BE EVALUATED RIGHT AWAY. >> LET’S TURN TO SOME TIPS FOR PARENTS AND GIFT GIVERS. WHAT ARE A FEW TIPS TO HELP DETERMINE IF A TOY IS SAFE FOR A CHILD? >> HOWO U D KNOW IF A TOY IS SAFE? THE BEST THING TDOO IS READ THE MANUFACTURER’S RECOMMENDATIONS ONHE T LABEL. THEY WILL TELL YOU WHICH AGE THE TOYS APPROPRIATE FOR. OTHER THINGS YOU CAN DO, OPEN UP ETH BOX, THERARE NO SMALL PARTS OR PIECES THAT A CHILD COULD SWALLOW OR COD ULEASILY BREAK OFF. IF YOU DO GET SOMETHING LIKE ROLLERBLADES, SKATES, A SCOOTER, BY THE SAFETEQY UIPMENT. THAT IS A HELMET, WRIST GUARDS, THOSE SORTS OF THINGS. THSTE THING YOU MIGHT WANT TO THINK ABOUT IS THAT KIDS HAVE SO MANY TOYS. TABLETS, PHONES, TV SCREENS, WE ARELL A TRYING TO REDUCE SCREEN METI. GET A TOY THAT DOESN’T HAVE A SCREEN. SOMETHING THAT STIMULATES THEIR IMAGINATION THAT IS FUN TO PLAY WITH. >> WHAT ABOUT TIPS FOR FAMILIES WHO HAVE MORE THAN ONE CHI? LDHOW DO YOU ME SURE THE YOUNGER CHILD STAYS AWAY FROM TOYS ATTH MAY B DEANGEROUS FOR THEM AND NOT THEIR OLDER SIBLING? SO MANY TOYS ARE APPROPRIATE FOR AN OLDER CHILDUT MIGHT BE A HAZARD FOR YOUNGER CHILDREN. TEHAC THE OLDER CHILD TO KEEP THEIR YOUNGER SIBLINGS SAFE AND TO STORE THEIR TOYS IN A PCELA WHERE THE YOUNGER CHILD WON’T GET INTO IT. ON CHRISTMAS DAY WHEN THE KIDS ARE PLAYING TOGETHER, KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR KIDS AND MAKE SURE THE YOUNGER ONE ISN’T GETTING INTO SETOMHING HE SHOULDN’T’ >> FINALLY, IF YOUR CHILD SUSTAINS A TOY RELATED INJURY, WHAT SHOULD U ?YO ULTIMATELY, A PARENT HAS TO USE THEIR OWN JUDGMENT. IF YOU THINK SOMETNGHI SERIOUS IS HAPPENING INTO SOMETHING TERRIBLE IS GOING TO HAPPEN TO YOUR KID IF THEY DON’T SEE A DOCTOR RIGHT AWAY, YOU SHOULD CALL 911 OR BRING THEM TO THE EMERGENCY RO. MOST OF THE TIME, IT’S SOMETHING YOU’RE NOT QUITE SURE IF IT IS SERIOUS OR NOT. IF YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE TIME, IF YOUR DOCTOR’S OFFICE CALL. THERE IS USUALLY SOMEONE ON CALL OR A NURSES LINE AND THEY CAN GIVE YOU ADVICE OVER THE PHONE TO SEE IF THIS IS SOMETHING CAN SAFELY WAI FOR IF YOU NEED TO COME TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM. IF THEY SENDOU Y TO US, OSHER HAS SPECIALL TRAINED PEDIATRIC DOCTORS AND NURSES WAITING TO TAKE CARE OF YOU. AND FOR MORE INFORMATION YO CAN GO TO THE WEBSITE ON

Ochsner Health offers holiday toy safety tips for kids

Ochsner Health offers holiday toy safety tips for kids

Ochsner Health wants parents and guardians to look out for potential toy hazards this holiday season.Dr. Ian Zlatkiss shared some steps and recommendations to keep children safe from dangerous toys.He suggests parents and guardians pay attention to toy age labels. It is important to only get toys that are meant for your child’s age group. Make sure to pay attention to age labels on toy packaging.For small children, there are a lot of small parts in toys that can often be accidentally swallowed or put in their ears or nose.For more information on toy safety for children during the holidays, click here.What can you do if you think your child may be in trouble?If your child looks OK and they’re doing fine, ask your pediatrician for advice on the incident and how to practice child safety.However, if your kid has symptoms like stomach pain, vomiting or if they look like they really don’t feel well, go to the emergency room immediately.If you are receiving gifts from others, make sure to check the toy labels before allowing your child to play with these toys. Also, always keep an eye on your children during playtime.Click here for more information.

Ochsner Health wants parents and guardians to look out for potential toy hazards this holiday season.

Dr. Ian Zlatkiss shared some steps and recommendations to keep children safe from dangerous toys.

He suggests parents and guardians pay attention to toy age labels. It is important to only get toys that are meant for your child’s age group. Make sure to pay attention to age labels on toy packaging.

  • For small children, there are a lot of small parts in toys that can often be accidentally swallowed or put in their ears or nose.
  • For more information on toy safety for children during the holidays, click here.

What can you do if you think your child may be in trouble?

  • If your child looks OK and they’re doing fine, ask your pediatrician for advice on the incident and how to practice child safety.
  • However, if your kid has symptoms like stomach pain, vomiting or if they look like they really don’t feel well, go to the emergency room immediately.

If you are receiving gifts from others, make sure to check the toy labels before allowing your child to play with these toys. Also, always keep an eye on your children during playtime.

Click here for more information.