Toy safety of your Baby

Guidelines of Toy safety

  • Give age appropriate toy to the child
  • Choose for your child toys which are well made
  • Avoid toys with sharp/cutting edges
  • Select toys which are washable and sturdy
  • Bring for your child bigger toys till the age of 3 years, so that all detachable parts of the toy are bigger than his mouth to prevent the possibility of choking if taken into mouth. Toy should be big but not heavy.
  • Don’t give balloons
  • Don’t give a toy with string or cord longer than 12 inches
  • Ensure that the colour used in the toys is non toxic
  • Avoid toys with small magnets 

Toys suiting different age Groups 

Newborn:

  • Hand held toys
  • Sensory toys
  • Activity center
  • Music player suitable for babaies
  • Wind Chimes
  • Light weight rattles 

3 to 6 months old:

  • Soft books with high contrast patterns
  • Soft stuffed animals
  • Activity bars
  • Unbreakable mirrors
  • Squeaky rubber toys
  • Board books
  • Coulorful teething rings 

6 to 9 months old:

  • Soft dolls or stuffed animals
  • Moving toys
  • Books
  • Busy Boards
  • Balls
  • Household items
  • Wood or soft blocks 

9 to 12 months old:

  • Shape sorter
  • Toy telephone
  • Push Toys
  • Balls
  • Books
  • Blocks 

12 to 18 months old:

  • Ride on vehicles
  • Large building blocks
  • Sorting and nesting toys
  • Push and pull toys
  • Climbing Gym
  • Balls
  • Picture books
  • Washable crayons and paper 

18 to 24 months old:

  • Puzzles
  • Large and small blocks
  • Toys to play house
  • Toy instruments
  • Train sets
  • Illustrated books and CDs
  • Balls
  • Child sized house hold equipments
  • Ride on toys
  • Washable crayons and paper
  • Art supplies
  • Construction toys 

30 to 36 months old:

  • Beginning board or memory games
  • Kid size dishes, pots and pans
  • Puzzles
  • Art supplies
  • Construction sets
  • Books
  • Outdoor equipments

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