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10 Toy Safety Tips

By |2018-12-03T11:26:56+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

Whether you shop online or scour the stores, picking out the perfect gifts for the little ones on your list can put you in the holiday spirit. Help the toy-loving kiddos in your life have fun and stay safe by keeping these tips in mind while you shop.

  • Avoid the noise. Toys that are too loud can damage the sensitive hearing of little ones.
  • Be a softie. Avoid toys with sharp points and edges. Soft tips and suction cups are your best bet when buying toys with darts or arrows.
  • Buy non-toxic. Non-toxic crayons, markers and glue are the way to go. Buy the washable brands, and you’ll score even more points with the parents.
  • Choose wisely. Make sure toys are right the child’s age, skill level and interests.
  • Consider size. The bigger the better for the under 3 crowd. If a toy can fit inside a toilet paper roll, it’s a possible choking hazard.
  • Go full gear. Add on some protective gear when gifting sports equipment.
  • Keep it short. Pick toys with cords or strings shorter than 12 inches.
  • Look at the label. ASTM means the toy meets national safety standards. High-tech toys should carry the UL inspection label.
  • Make it durable. Select sturdy toys whose parts don’t easily come apart.
  • Read up on recalls. Check cpsc.gov for the latest.

About the Author:

Jodi Rawson
As the Digital Marketing Coordinator at NKCH, Jodi is responsible for the hospital's online presence including websites, online advertising, social media, this blog and email communications. She believes in strong relationships, data with a side of gut instinct and has a passion for driving engagement.

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