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Toy Safety for Children

Children aged 3 and under have a habit of putting any and everything in their little mouths (as sometime noses), so toys such as stuffed bears with button eyes and and noses, balloons and toys with small parts should be kept away from them. Those little fingers are adept and persistent at picking and prying at objects. If you feel like the toy is o.k. "as long as you watch the child", then it is not safe.

Shopping for toys can be fun and exciting. It can also be exhausting and extremely frustrating, however if you are not careful it can be harmful too. Here are a few things to take into consideration.

Every year a group called "W.A.T.C.H" (World Against Toys Causing Harm) releases a list of toys that may be dangerous for children. This list gives details about the products on their list, including the manufacturer, the potential and immediate danger and hazards of the product. See which toy made W.A.T.C.H.'s annual "10 Worst Toys" list this year. After reading the list to see if you have purchased an item on the list or are planning to, be sure to go to the section titled "Report Card" for more information. This list will help you to make an informed decision when purchasing toys for children.

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