Is That Toy Dangerous? 10 Safety Tips Parents Need

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Clear the Crib

If your child is less than a year old, remove rattles, squeeze toys, teethers, stuffed animals, and other small playthings from the crib or bed when your baby goes down for naps or bedtime to reduce the risk of SIDS and suffocation. The only exception here is a special made-for-baby toy that has been carefully designed for safe sleeping. Once your baby hits the toddler stage, soft, child-safe bed companions are fine.