Top 10 Tips for Toy Safety
Toy safety is really important, as even toys that seem safe can be dangerous and affect the health of your baby. Some important tips are to make sure to buy toys that are age appropriate, avoid sharp edges and corners, avoid toys and games with small pieces that could be choking hazards, and be careful around toy boxes. Also important is to make sure your toys don’t include dangerous chemicals, flammable materials, or cords that could cause an accidental strangling. The US has fairly stringent regulations on toys, so it’s a good idea to buy American-made items if possible.
- Only buy toys that are labeled for your child’s age.
- Toys are likely to end up in your child’s mouth, so opt for washable toys.
- Toys with cords, strings, or ribbons pose a choking hazard to children.
“Kids love to yank and pull apart toys, so choose sturdy toys that don’t have loose, moving parts that can easily come off.”