As holiday shopping gears up, a Wisconsin child safety expert has advice when buying for kids. Nicole Vesely, Madison-area coordinator for the Safe Kids Coalition, says the labels on toys are there for a reason.
She says injuries regarding toys often happen when parents “overestimate” their child’s level of development and make the mistake of buying a toy beyond the suggested age range. Toys designed for older children may contain parts that are choking hazards or that are too loud for younger ears.
Vesely also says helmets are a necessity, not an accessory, when buying bicycles.