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Finding safe toys for your baby can be a challenge, especially for new mothers. Fortunately, most baby toys now available are considered generally safe. With government regulations requiring toys to undergo extensive testing, unsafe toys are removed from the market quickly. Still, there is always the potential risk of injury. What are the best ways to minimize this risk? Which are the safest toys for your baby? How can you determine if a toy is safe?
What type of toys are the safest for your child? Generally, look for toys where there is no possibility of choking or strangulation.
Here is a short list of toys that have been deemed safe by many experts:
1. The Rockabye Rocking Betty Butterfly Rocker is both lovely and whimsical. It's plush, soft, comfortable and quite safe and are made from high quality materials and equipped with a cushioned seat. The Rockabye Rocking Betty Butterfly Rocker cradles your baby on all side in a secure and comfortable seat. When baby sits in the rocker, the wings of the butterfly flit and flutter and a soft rendition of "Fur Elise" plays! It retails for $99.95.
2. The Bungee Baby Bouncer. The makers of the Bungee Baby Bouncer state that their product was "designed with safety in mind" and indeed, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has approved this product which is lightweight and easy to install. The Bungee Baby Bouncer is a safe way for your baby burn energy. Attach it to any doorway, strap your baby in the harness, and let the fun begin since the unique design of the Bungee Baby Bouncer makes it virtually impossible for a baby to fall out of the harness.
3. Color Burst Baby Safe Mirror. If you've ever seen a baby around a mirror, you how fascinated they become. The Color Burst Baby Safe Mirror by Manhattan Baby Toy is decorated with colorful bright graphics and has no hard or sharp edges. You can securly attach it to baby's crib with safe ties, or prop it on the floor or playpen. This product is as soft as a pillow and stimulates baby's natural curiosity.
4. Baby Einstein Play Gym. The popular Baby Einstein Play Gym has a soft, padded mat with bold colors and an animal motif. The play gym includes ten star-shaped plush toys that play classical music when baby squeezes them. A soft book featuring animals plays animals sounds when baby presses it. The play gym is fully cushioned and received the National Parenting Center Seal of Approval in 2003.
Here are four tips for choosing the safest toys.
1. Try to avoid electric plug-in toys even if the toy states it's UL approved because the potential for burns, shocks and fire is still possible. If the cord gets frayed, the toy could become a serious hazard so just avoid this type of toy altogether.
2. Avoid large "riding" toys for young infants. Though riding toys aren't inherently dangerous, potential injuries can result from placing young infants on riding toys and they're serious enough to avoid them until a child has matured. Riding toys are usually known as rocking horses.
3. Toys with loose strings, cords, or other dangling parts can be a hazard. This includes hanging mobiles, hood cords and pacifiers tied to strings or cords. Unfortunately, many young children have suffered strangulation from these types of products, so It's best to avoid these product completely.
4. Be careful of very small toys, or toys that contain small, loose parts because small toys can become lodged in a child's throat. These toys may entice your young child to bite and pull. In addition to the dangers of ingestion, small parts can get lodged in a child's ears and nose.