Safe Toys for Toddlers

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Toys that are safe for toddlers do not have any small parts, are made of sturdy materials that will not splinter and are widely recommended by other consumers. Keep track of recalled toys in the media with parenting advice from a clinical psychologist in this free video on child care.

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Hello, I'm Dr. Deborah Wheeler. I'm the Vice President of Academic Affairs, at the Argosy University, Salt Lake City campus. I'm also a clinical psychologist, and the topic today, safe toys for your toddlers. Today, you need to worry about the safety of your toys, because there are many concerns in the media, about parts, lead, all kinds of concerns about keeping your child safe. One of the most important things to remember, is to make sure you pick toys that do not have small parts. There shouldn't be anything that's small enough for a child to swallow. You want them to have fun, and be safe at the same time. There are many websites you can visit, both from the manufacturers of toys, as well as consumer groups that will allow you to check out the safety of the toy. You should also visit those sites, to find out if there are any recalls of toys. You don't want to provide a toy at Christmas or a birthday, that is something that they deemed unsafe. Finally, make sure that you check the toys regularly, to make sure they're safe. Make sure there are no broken parts, or things that will splinter or come apart. These are some of the best tips, to make sure your child is safe, the next time you purchase toys for them. If you would like more information about this topic, or other parenting tips, please contact us at argosy. edu.


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