Parents should be aware of the material used for toys and teethers. Cheap plastic toys and toys which are toxic should be avoided at all cost. Parts on toys should be securely attached. There should be no sharp edges and the paint should not peel.
The parents must make sure that soft rattles, squeakers and teething toys, even in their most compressed state, are too large to fit completely in an infant’s mouth. Small toys and parts of toys can cause a baby to choke.
Stuffed animals and cloth toys should be sturdy, have well-sewn seams. The eyes, noses, buttons, ribbons, and other decorations should be securely fastened so that they cannot be pulled or bitten off.
Electric toys with heating elements should be avoided.
Toys like arrows and darts should have blunt tips such as rubber or flexible plastic suction cups, cork or other protective points. The tips should be attached securely to the shafts.
Be certain that arrows and darts used by children have blunt tips such as rubber or flexible plastic suction cups, cork or other protective points. Check to see that tips are attached securely to shafts.
The label on the toys must be read carefully.