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Choosing toys to brighten your baby’s face is fun, but it’s also essential to monitor safety.
Parents know how to protect children from danger. As before, small toys that can suffocate and hang, and broken cables that can result in electric shock. But what about the risks that you can’t see, like lead in colorful block colors or chemicals in rosehip plastic cups?
The American Academy of Family Physicians, in conjunction with the American Academy of Pediatrics, recommends that you first carefully notice the basics of toy safety. These factors are even more threatening to children than the latest toxic toy news.
According to netparents.org, toys are an essential and entertaining part of every child’s development. But they can also be associated with risk. Choking is a danger for children under 3 years old because they tend to put things in their mouths. Therefore, parents need to check their children’s toys and control when their children play.
What to look for?
The following are some general guidelines to keep in mind when buying toys:
Fabric toys must be marked as flame retardant or flame retardant.
Plush animals must be washed.
Paint on all toys must be lead-free.
Art material must be considered non-toxic.
Pencils and paints must contain ASTM D-4236 on the packaging, which means the American Society has evaluated them for Testing and Materials.
Avoid older toys, including handles from friends and family. These toys may have a universal value and are certainly cheaper, but they may not meet new safety standards and may be so worn that they can break and become dangerous.
And make sure the safe baby toys are not too durable for your child. The sound of some rattles, squeaking, toys, and music or electronic gadgets can be as loud as a car horn – even more emphatic when a child holds it directly to their ears – and causes hearing loss.
Safe toys for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers
Always read the instructions to make sure the toy is suitable for the age of the child. Guidelines issued by the US Consumer Commission (CPSC) and other groups can help you make this purchase decision.
And think about your child’s behavior and habits when buying a toy. Besides a child with an older look than children of the same group may not use toys intended for older children.
Follow this age guide:
The toy must be large enough – at least 1 centimeter (3 centimeters) in diameter and 2 centimeters (6 centimeters) long, so it cannot be swallowed or stored in the trachea. Testers of small parts or throttle tubes can tell whether the toy is too small. This tube has the same diameter as the baby’s trachea. If it fits in a container, it’s too small for a child.
Avoid playing with marbles, coins, balls and balls with a diameter of at most 4.4 cm, because this can get stuck in the neck above the trachea and make it difficult to breathe.
For battery-operated toys, the battery box must be tightly tightened so that children cannot open it. Batteries and battery fluids are associated with severe risks, including strangulation, internal bleeding, and burns.
According to Netparents, when checking safe toys for children, make sure they are fragile and robust enough to resist chewing. Also, make sure that the following are not present:
sharp edges or small parts such as eyes, wheels or buttons that can be pulled out
small margins that can reach the back of the mouth
Strings are longer than 18 centimeters
That part can pinch tiny fingers
Most riding toys can be used if the child can sit well until maintenance. However, please follow the manufacturer’s recommendations. Riding a toy, something like that. Rocking horses and carts must be equipped with seat belts or straps and are stable and safe to prevent tipping over.
Safe toys for infant that are cared for and are homemade must be scrutinized. They don’t have to be checked for safety. Don’t give your baby toys that were made before 1978 may have a lead color.
Fabric filled animals and other toys that are sold or shipped at carnivals, exhibitions, and vending machines do not have to meet safety standards. Carefully inspect the toy for loose parts and sharp edges before giving it to your baby.
SAFETY TIPS FOR TOYS
Avoid non-toxic toys.
Place toys for children out of the reach of babies and toddlers.
Children like to pull and destroy toys. Therefore, choose healthy toys that do not have loose moving parts that are easy to peel.
Buy age-appropriate toys. Read the label, and if it is not recommended for children under one year, don’t buy it for your baby.
Search for toys that can be washed or words that are non-toxic toys on the label because so many toys end up in the baby’s mouth.
Reduce the risk of strangulation by skipping games that use parts less than 5 cm in diameter for babies and toddlers. General Rules: Any item that matches the empty toilet paper roll risks choking and must be out of reach. Toys that are filled with nuts or pellets should also be avoided because the baby can suffocate or suffocate if one of these pellets comes out of the toy and enters your baby’s mouth.
Keep away from toys, tapes, or loose straps because they can wrap around your baby’s neck.
Avoid toys or other toys that shoot objects. Even the simplest version that captures plastic objects can cause eye injury and swallow.
Buy electric toys that are UL approved, and don’t let your child play with erased wires, as this can result in electric shock and burning.
Beware of toy boxes and storage containers. They can squeeze their little fingers, and a child can climb, pinch, and suffocate.
Other safety issues with toys: Avoid crib toys that have tapes, ropes, cables, or other objects that can strangle your baby. In general, remove all toys from your baby’s crib while your baby is sleeping.