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Doctor lists 5 gifts that parents should avoid this Christmas as they can cause injuries to kids

Doctor explains how 5 types of presents can land children in the emergency department for the holidays.

Doctor lists 5 gifts that parents should avoid this Christmas as they can cause injuries to kids
Cover Image Source: TikTok/@beachgem10

The holiday season is on and so is the rush to get the best gifts. No one appreciates gifts better than the children. But, it is important to choose the right gifts for these tiny tots. @beachgem10 is here to help in this endeavor. The medical professional shares 5 gifts that are a complete no-go for kids this holiday season. She goes into detail about how each of these gifts impacts little kids and causes them to come to the ER. These warnings are a godsend to parents who will be able to navigate the holidays safely where their kids are concerned.

Image Source: TikTok/@beachgem10
Image Source: TikTok/@beachgem10

The first thing she warns about is "anything with a button battery." She explains that even though the toys might have their batteries enclosed in compartments, they are kept in place by cheap screws. It is easy for kids to break through the cheap screws and ingest the batteries. She ends by warning, "They can literally kill kids, and they do. Every year." The medical professional follows it up with water beads. In this case also, the main danger is related to children ingesting these toys. She adds, "Little kids can ingest them when they're small and they can get larger and cause bowel obstructions." They also harm the well-being of pets.

Image Source: TikTok/@beachgem10
Image Source: TikTok/@beachgem10

The third toy she suggests against is "electric scooters." The reasoning behind it is, "Kids get going way too fast on these. They hit a bump, they go flying, they mess up their faces, their arms, their heads." In the doctor's opinion, they are bad news and should be avoided. The next one she shifts people's focus on is hoverboards. These toys are a cause of a lot of physical injuries. They are a danger to children's forearms, elbows, and heads. Moreover, they also pose a danger to property.

The last and the most important one she turns to is "trampoline." Trampolines are so dangerous to kids that they singlehandedly keep the orthopedics team in business. No matter how many protective measures are kept in place, they are always a menace. Another issue that people could face with this toy is insurance coverage. Homeowners insurance does not protect against injuries from trampolines which could put more stress in the pocket. The doctor ends the video by wishing everyone good luck. "I hope you have a wonderful holiday and do not need to pay me a visit," she says.

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The comments section was grateful for the suggestion provided by the doctor. @im_gooseberry commented how she is very serious about keeping water beads out of their house, "Someone just gave us 10000 water beads, it never came in the house." @vickinh77 shared how their insurance is against trampolines and commented, "Our homeowner's insurance gave us $800.00 to remove our trampoline. Even came to take pictures before and after." @skyp2487 is against most of these toys after hearing horror stories associated with them, "Button batteries and water beads are big no-nos in my house. I don't even mess with them because of all the stories I've seen."


 
 
 
 
 
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