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By Elizabeth Pantley
To kids, there’s nothing more exciting than playing with a new toy. To parents, there’s nothing more important than making sure their children are safe and sound. The word “toy” has almost become synonymous with “harmless”—but thousands of children end up in hospitals every year from toy-related injuries.
Dispose of the Packaging
Watch for Choking Hazards
Buy Lead-Free Toys
Prepare for Smooth Sailing
Mind the Age Gap
Clear the Crib
Be Cautious With Cords and Magnets
Don’t Forget To Protect Ears
Be Careful With Used Toys
Playtime is essential for helping your child develop motor skills, figure out how things work, and learn how to use his imagination and entertain himself, among other benefits. Play it safe with these few steps, and you’ll rest easy knowing that your little one will continue to grow and thrive with playthings that are fun and safe.
Want to have some indoor fun without dishing out money for new toys? Try these activities to do when you're stuck inside!