Choosing Safe Baby Products: Toysenparentshttps://kidshealth.org/EN/images/headers/P-productToy-enHD-AR1.jpgAll toys you select for your baby or toddler should meet safety standards. These tips can help you find safe toys for your little one. accidents, household accidents, infant injuries, infant accidents, infant, infants, baby, babies, toddlers, toddler, baby product, baby products, backpacks, soft carriers, bathtubs, changing tables, child safety seats, car seats, cribs, bassinets, infant seats, swings, walkers, bouncy seats, strollers, toys, rattles, rubber baby buggy bumpers, consumer product safety commission, bath seats, suction devices, flotation devices, guardrails, bath rings, pillows, plush toys, sudden infant death syndrome, sids, pressure-mounted gates, sharp edges, hardware-mounted gates, strings, playpens11/07/200501/09/201801/09/2018Kate M. Cronan, MD01/08/201871df43b3-70e1-478e-b6df-c52477e556b3https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/products-toys.html/<p>All toys you select for your baby or toddler should meet safety standards. The tips below can help you find safe toys for your little one. At home, check them often for loose or broken parts.</p> <p><strong>What to look for:</strong></p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Always follow all manufacturers' age recommendations. Some toys have small parts that can cause choking, so heed all warnings on a toy's packaging.</li> <li>Toys should be large enough &mdash; at least 1&frac14;" (3 centimeters)&nbsp;in diameter and 2&frac14;" (6 centimeters) in length &mdash; so that they can't be swallowed or lodged in the windpipe. A small-parts tester, or choke tube, can determine if a toy is too small. These tubes are designed to be about the same diameter as a child's windpipe. If an object fits inside the tube, then it's too small for a young child. If you can't find one of these products, a toilet paper roll can be used for the same purpose.</li> <li>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 cause trouble with breathing.</li> <li>Battery-operated toys should have battery cases that secure with screws so that kids cannot pry them open. <a href="https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safety-batteries.html/">Batteries</a> and battery fluid pose serious risks, including choking, internal bleeding, and chemical burns.</li> <li>When checking a toy for safety, make sure it's&nbsp;unbreakable and strong enough to withstand chewing. Also, make sure it doesn't have: <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>sharp ends or small parts like eyes, wheels, or buttons that can be pulled loose</li> <li>small ends that can extend into the back of a baby's mouth</li> <li>strings longer than 7 inches (18 centimeters)</li> <li>parts that could become pinch points for small fingers</li> </ul> </li> <li>Most riding toys can be used once a child is able to sit up well while unsupported &mdash; but check the manufacturer's recommendations. Riding toys like rocking horses and wagons should come with safety harnesses or straps and be stable and secure enough to prevent tipping.</li> <li>Hand-me-down and homemade toys should be checked carefully. They may not have undergone testing for safety. Do not give your infant or toddler painted toys made before 1978, as they might have paint that contains lead.</li> <li>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 child.</li> </ul> <p>Check to see if a toy has been recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on their <a href="https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls">recall page</a>. You also can sign up to get news about the most up-to-date toy recalls.</p> <p><strong>SAFETY NOTES:</strong></p> <ul class="kh_longline_list"> <li>Never give balloons or latex or vinyl gloves to kids younger than 8 years old. A child who is blowing up or chewing on a balloon or gloves can choke by inhaling them. Inflated balloons pose a risk because they can pop without warning and be inhaled.</li> <li>Never give your baby or toddler vending machine toys, which often contain small parts.</li> <li>Keep older siblings' toys out of the reach of infants.</li> </ul>Elección de productos seguros para bebés: JuguetesTodos los juguetes que usted elija para su bebé o para su hijo pequeño deben cumplir ciertos requisitos de seguridad. En su casa, revise los juguetes a menudo para detectar partes sueltas o rotas.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/es/parents/products-toys-esp.html/35994630-2d56-4f90-a354-101e89bf8c83
Childproofing and Preventing Household AccidentsYou might think of babies and toddlers when you hear the words "babyproofing" or "childproofing," but unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in kids 14 and under.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/childproof.html/0dfb8dee-0285-4d87-a4d3-a048bdc1289e
Choosing Safe Baby ProductsChoosing baby products can be confusing, but one consideration must never be compromised: your little one's safety.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/products.html/415febdd-eb0a-4f8a-b7d3-34ed61b7509c
Choosing Safe ToysToys are a fun and important part of any child's development. And there's plenty you can do to make sure all toys are safe.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safe-toys.html/a3474790-d463-4d51-b1b4-544e380a6c12
Choosing Safe Toys for School-Age KidsIs your 10-year-old crying for a pellet gun? How about that used scooter? For help figuring out what toys are safe and appropriate for older kids, read these tips.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safetoys-bigkid.html/4f664105-5dda-465d-bb8d-f5b02ec06fa5
Choosing Safe Toys for Toddlers and PreschoolersHow can you tell if a small toy poses a choking risk? What types of unsafe toys should you avoid for your baby, toddler, or preschooler? Find out here.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/safetoys-young.html/bb23c77d-a49a-48fa-941d-53d69bea0c77
Household Safety ChecklistsYoung kids love to explore their homes, but are unaware of the potential dangers. Learn how to protect them with our handy household safety checklists.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/household-checklist.html/dc6bee21-6c4d-41fb-a5fa-136ae12e0017
Lead PoisoningLong-term exposure to lead can cause serious health problems, particularly in young kids, so it's important to find out whether your child might be at risk for lead exposure.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/lead-poisoning.html/0d32a361-b384-40fa-bc34-4730bf42ac3c
Learning, Play, and Your 1- to 3-Month-OldAfter learning to recognize your voice, your face, and your touch, your baby will start responding more to you during these months and even give you a smile!https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/learn13m.html/c21bc2aa-024b-425b-8d81-d6883141ddcf
Learning, Play, and Your 4- to 7-Month-OldYour infant will learn to sit during this time, and in the next few months will begin exploring by reaching out for objects, grasping and inspecting them.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/learn47m.html/2432a854-028b-4052-abde-255b5dea3f73
Learning, Play, and Your NewbornPlay is the primary way that infants learn how to move, communicate, socialize, and understand their surroundings. And during the first month of life, your baby will learn by interacting with you.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/learnnewborn.html/43b40b93-3a6c-4eb0-9bdf-7cf7662f3a2f
Play & Learn CenterPlay is the building block of childhood. It teaches kids about their world. Here, learn what activities inspire and motivate, and which toys are not only safer, but smarter, too.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/center/play-center.html/63d65137-a20c-46c4-9dc9-ef5882c6a607
Playground SafetyFollowing these safety guidelines can make neighborhood playgrounds entertaining and safe for your kids.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/playground.html/5662a11e-91c6-4afa-bf0f-0db7989b4526
Smart Toys for Every AgeAn age-wise guide on play and the toys that encourage learning, promote motor skill development, and spark imagination.https://kidshealth.org/ws/RadyChildrens/en/parents/smart-toys.html/78a19920-f0bd-4510-844b-1713fe5a59e4
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