Keep Safety in Mind During Holiday Shopping

Ashley Regional Medical Center is offering some important tips to have a happy and safe Christmas. For younger children, avoid toys with small parts. Anything that can fit inside of a toilet paper roll can be choked on. Make sure toys aren’t too loud as loud toys can cause damage when children hold them close to their ears. Remember to include a helmet and safety gear with new scooters, skates, bikes or other active toys. There were more than 3.2 million toy-related injuries between 1990 and 2011, many requiring an ER visit. “These accidents are devastating for children and their families, especially when they take place during the holidays,” shares Pediatrician Dr. Daniel Kwak. “To prevent these incidents from occurring, we must be mindful of potential hazards and be conscientious about selecting age-appropriate toys to help keep children safe and healthy.”


Kristin Baldwin

Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.