Educational toys are a child's first textbook, which not only adds interest, knowledge, and development to a child's life but also develops a healthy personality in your child. Parents need to select toys purposefully for their child's personality. Yet almost parents have complained about choosing a safe, colorful, fun, and inspiring toy for their child!
What are the safety hazards of children's toys?
According to the mandatory national standards for children's toys, qualified toys should indicate the trademark, the name of the manufacturer, the address, the contact number. The primary material or composition is the use of age groups, safety warnings, maintenance methods, implementation of the standard code, and product certification. However, many children's toys are not labeled according to the standard requirements, a bit even "three no" products.
- Parts and components are easy to fall off
Especially for toys used by children under the age of three, if the small parts are easily detached, they can be swallowed by children and lead to suffocation.
- Heavy metal exceeds standards.
One of the risk factors for lead poisoning in children is the presence of children's toys. Toys such as paint sticks, painted blocks, and puzzles can contain lead, and some children do not wash their hands after playing with them. Take something to eat, and it is easy to eat these contaminants that contain lead and cause excessive levels of lead in the body.
- Some plush toys have unhygienic surfaces or fillings.
Some of the plush toys bacteria exceeded the standard. Even some manufacturers for saving costs, use a variety of garbage as a toy filler, causing severe health hazards, and may make frequent contact with these unhealthy toys for children with eczema, rhinitis and asthma and other diseases.
How to choose safe educational toys for your kids
- Age-appropriate for the child
When choosing one, it's good to read the instructions carefully, which usually has information on how to use the toy and the safe age to use it. You want to make sure that the toy is safe for your child, that it is developmentally beneficial for his age, and that your child can play with it.
- Double-check the details of the toy.
Before buying any educational toy for your kid, it is always good to check that the parts of the toy are sturdy and secure, and the edges are not too sharp. The toy is not covered with ribbons or cords that will strangle the child, and whether mechanical parts will catch on the child's fingers, hair, or clothing.
You can give your child toys that use batteries, but make sure that the battery cover is secure and that the battery slot requires a screwdriver or other tool. Open to prevent batteries from being taken out and played with by children, especially button batteries. If the battery is loose and easy to fall off, you can reinforce it with tape or take it out and put it away.
Besides, the size of the toy and its parts should be larger than your child's mouth to prevent him from swallowing it and choking. Every time your child plays with these small toys, you must promptly put them away and put them out of his reach.
- Squeeze it, shake it, listen to it.
If buying a toy that makes the sound, the mother should first listen to see if the sound the toy makes is pleasant and moderate, without a sense of the noise. Toys made by legitimate manufacturers generally emit soft music or other sounds, and the volume is usually controlled at 70 decibels or less. To pursue sensory stimulation, some knock-off toys offer to deafen sound effects. Such toys will make the baby irritable! And, in severe cases, it can cause hearing damage.
- Parental Considerations for Selecting Toys.
- Be aware of guardianship.
It's difficult to predict how a kid will play with toys, and parents are responsible for their supervision.
Read the instructions carefully; parents familiarize themselves with the toy and demonstrate the proper way to play it, and if you let the child figure it out on his or her own, be there to guide him or her.
Regularly check toys for damage, separate parts, etc., and clean them regularly.
Toys can be placed in low and stable shelves or shallow boxes, and the lid of the collection box should prevent children from being hurt.
- Handle the packaging well
Throw away plastic bags (to avoid choking) and Styrofoam (to prevent swallowing). Remove nails and sharp wrapping material from cardboard packaging.
- Don't buy projectile toys for children under three years old.
- Don't buy stuffed or cloth toys for children with allergies.
- Do not buy toys made of foam or materials that can be easily torn or chewed by children.
- Don't buy toys with sharp edges or corners that can harm children or are violent.
- Don't let children play with latex balloons, as they can easily swallow them.
- Don't buy crude, fake, or counterfeit toys from street stalls or hawkers.
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