According to safety standard on toys, there should be detailed instructions and toys’ logo on the packaging. In addition, necessary information such as manufacturer name, manufacturer address, trade mark, suited ages, safety playing warnings, maintenance methods, performance standards number, product certification and so on should be offered. Therefore, when buying toys for kids, parents should firstly check the toys’ packaging to find whether there are such content on it and then decide to buy.
As for choosing toys for kids under 3 years old, you should pay more attention and follow these tips showed below.
Firstly, there should not be sharp corners or edges on toys. Otherwise, it is easily to scratch the babies’ skin.
Secondly, raw materials should be non-flammable and non-toxic. What’s more, it is easy to be cleaned and disinfected.
Thirdly, toys should not be damaged easily and accessories on them should be fixed.
Fourthly, the size of toys themselves should not be too small because small babies often put small things into their mouths.
Fifthly, if there is string on toys, the length of string should be less than 30 cm in order to avoid the babies accidentally are entangled by long string.
Sixthly, if you want to buy electric toys for kids, you should firstly check whether there are safety devices on them.
With such devices, during accident happened when playing, the toys would automatically stop.
Seventhly, all crayons and watercolor pen should be non-toxic because they are likely to be entered the baby’s mouth.
In addition, as for riding toys such as children cars or small size bicycles, you should firstly check whether the seat is suitable your babies’ ass, which make them feel comfortable. The distance between the seat and footstep should be suitable for babies’ legs, otherwise it is not beneficial to their development. Finally, there are should be assistant tires behind the back tires so as not to let the baby fall.
How to disinfect toys?
Parents should pay more attention on the hygiene of toys, toys should be regularly cleaned and disinfected, according to children development experts.
Tip one, after cleaning and disinfecting fur toys or cotton toys, you can put them under the sunlight for a few hours.
Tip two, wooden toys can be boiled for disinfecting.
Tip three, you can use soap water to wipe toys made from metal and then put them under the sunlight.
Tip four, as for plastic toys and rubber toys, you can put them into peracetic acid with 0.2% concentration or disinfectant with 0.5% concentration for one hour, and then washed with water.