Things to Consider when Choosing Toys for Your Baby

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Infants & toddlers are undoubtedly curious creatures. They like toys that they can touch, compress, punch, smell, see and hear. They find bright colors and fun noises entertaining. All this lead to learning something as they go, and it’s a big part of his/her growth! So let us think a bit about selecting toys:

So as we can see, toys are entertaining the kids and helping them to learn new things to grow also. Keeping this in mind, what are some of the things we have to consider when buying toys for babies?

Age of the baby

Always follow all manufacturers' age recommendations. Some toys have small parts that can cause choking, so heed all warnings on a toy's packaging. Toys should be large enough, (at least 3 centimeters in diameter and 6 centimeters in length) so that they can't be swallowed or lodged in the windpipe.

Avoid marbles, coins, balls, and games with balls that are 1.75 inches (4.4 centimeters) in diameter or less because they can become lodged in the throat above the windpipe and restrict breathing.

Safety Check

Battery-operated toys should have battery cases that secure with screws so that kids cannot pry them open. Batteries and battery fluid pose serious risks, including choking, internal bleeding, and chemical burns.

When checking a toy for safety, make sure it's unbreakable and strong enough to withstand chewing. Also, make sure it doesn't have; sharp ends or small parts, wheels, or buttons that can be pulled loose, small ends that can extend into the back of a baby's mouth, and parts that could become pinch points for small fingers.

Harnesses or straps and be stable and secure enough to prevent tipping. Hand-me-down and homemade toys should be carefully evaluated. Stuffed animals and other toys that are sold or given away at carnivals and fairs are not required to meet safety standards. Check carnival toys carefully for loose parts and sharp edges before giving them to your infant.

Riding Toys

Most riding toys can be used once a child is able to sit up well while unsupported, but check the manufacturer's recommendations. Riding toys like rocking horses and wagons should come with safety guidelines. Check to see if the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) has recalled a toy by browsing their recall page. You also can join a mailing list to receive news about the most up-to-date toy recalls.

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