There are millions of toys already existing and hundreds of new ones are produced every year. There is no doubt that toys have an important role in children’s development. However, it’s also a fact that, every year scores of children are admitted to hospitals for toy-related injuries. Especially choking is a common risk for kids below 3 years of age, since they tend to put not only toys but everything in their mouth.
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Toy manufacturers should follow some guidelines and label all new toys for particular age groups. However probably the best thing a parent can do is to keep an eye on the child during play.
Here are certain tips to remember while dealing with toys:
Don’t forget to read labels on toys to make sure if the toy is correct for your child’s age. Apart from guidelines issued by authorities, use your best judgement and also take your child’s temperament, behaviour and habits into consideration whenever you purchase a new toy. You will find a range of safe toys at Tiny Tiny Shop Shop.
Sometimes parents may think that their child who is more intelligent than other children can be given toys designed for older kids. However, the age levels of toys are set from safety point of view and not based on maturity or intelligence.
Here are a few age-specific tips to remember for infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers:
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Check if a toy is strong enough to withstand chewing and is unbreakable. Also ensure that it doesn’t have:
Most ride-on toys can be played with once the child becomes able to sit on it well even if unsupported. However check manufacturer’s guidelines. Rocking horses and wagons should have safety straps or harnesses and should be secure and stable enough to stop tipping.
Follow these tips to make sure that your kid enjoys the play rather than facing some serious hazard. Purchase playscapes for little ones from Tiny Tiny Shop Shop because they are perfectly safe for children.
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