Walking into a toy store, you will have a heart attack seeing all the available options. From toy vehicles to fuzzy bunnies, to rubber and plastic miniatures there are so many toys available today. To make you even more confused, each toy has a label which says that it is made of recycled products or chemical-free raw material and so on. Which ones do you think are telling the truth? And which ones you should be getting for your kid?
Consider the Age Range
Most of the toys will have a certain age range mentioned in them. There are legal barriers for some sorts of toys which use raw material that are not kid-friendly. However, we cannot trust all what the manufacturers say. Making toys is a somewhat large industry, and most of the developing countries are engaged in some of these plastic toy manufacturing.
Given all these factors, it is very important that you look into the age range advertised, as well as the type of the toy; you can see how it works, if there are smaller parts which come off if it has any levers or gears that could be dangerous and so on. What it is made up of, is a vital factor to consider.
Always Buy Safe
When it comes to food or any other need of our kids, we are prepared to spend any amount. However, when we are choosing toys, sometimes we go for very expensive ones without a good or sometimes we think this sort of toy does not need to be spent that much on. Whichever end you are at it is better that you come to the middle.
Choose toys that are made of safe elements; you can go for recycled toys. Especially once which are made of recycled milk bottles and other baby healthy products. For example, kids like to have miniature versions of items used by adults. Therefore you can buy kids recycled tableware sets, wooden tea sets or play doh. The fact that they are made of a recycled material which was always kid friendly in the previous usage is a consolation factor.
Stuffed and Fuzzy Toys
It was not long ago that a very popular toy known as a “Fidget spinner”, made headlines in the news because some kids actually got into accidents because of it. On the face of it, that toy did not look like something dangerous. This is the case when it comes to stuffed, fuzzy toys as well. For example, the stuffed toys may have loose hairs of the element that they are made of.
Kids of course don’t know how to be careful when they are playing with that sort of a toy, therefore they may inhale these unknowingly. If you are a parent who does not let them have a pet even, due to the fear of similar incidents, then you must take steps to prevent your babies from owning stuffed or fuzzy toys which are of low quality.
We tend to hasten when something is colourful and advertised as “helps brain development”. But remember there are so many other factors to take in to consideration when buying a toy for your kid.