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Choosing Safe Toys For Your Children

By , November 22nd, 2011 | Infant Care, Toddler Care | 2 Comments

Angela McEvers, Child Life Specialist, Renown Children’s Hospital

Buying toys should be a simple matter of choosing something you think your child would like. Unfortunately, whether new or used, toys can pose safety hazards that parents have to guard against.

One of the most obvious factors you should keep in mind is how old your child is. Very young children will put anything in their mouths, and if they can put it in their mouths, they can choke or swallow it.

Particularly dangerous to young children are toys with magnets or that have button-style batteries. Children are surprisingly good at removing these parts, which can cause serious health problems if …

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