Toys for Babies and Toddlers

While we are choosing toys for babies and toddlers, we have to do it carefully. At their ages, babies and toddlers are tend to do everything they want without knowing the risk.

During the playing time, they may bang and throw away their toys. Or they may put the toys to their mouth, as they are thinking it is a candy or a snack. For these reasons, before we give toys to a baby or a toddler, we have to make sure the toys are safe for them.

Important Things about Toys for Babies and Toddlers

Toys for babies and toddlers
Big blocks for toddlers

There are things we need to note before we give toys to babies and children. Here are some of them:

Manufacturer review

For certain toys, the manufacturers sold them complete with some review about recommendation ages and special warnings. Please read it carefully, because it is an important clue to know whether the toys are suitable for the kids.

Material

Toys for babies and toddlers must comply with the following conditions:

  • Free from hazard and dangerous chemical. Many countries regulate safety standards to limit potential hazard to the children. It is of utmost importance to regulate chemicals in the paintings and other materials because the children like to put the toys into their mouth.
  • Good strength. The toy must not easily be broken when the kids bang it. Small broken parts can cause choking hazard. Broken part of plastic material tends to make sharp edges and it can harm the kids during their play time.
Let's the kids learn their first word
ABC wooden blocks

Size

If a toy has small parts, don’t give it to the babies and toddlers. Toys for babies and toddlers must be safe. Choking hazard is an important consideration. Building block with big dimension is a good idea for babies and toddlers.

Learning time

Playing time is learning time for toddlers. While they are playing, they learn about new things. Educational toys can accommodate for this purpose. Toddlers can learn about a lot of things and develop their creativity.

Attractive color

Magnetic blocks for toddlers
Colorful magnetic blocks

Babies and toddlers are interesting with bright colors. The example colors are red, blue and yellow. The more attractive the toy colors, the more they will like it.

If you are looking for toy reference model for babies and toddlers, you can visit building blocks for toddlers. This educational toy is a perfect toy for them.

In this website, you also can find another educational toys for older kids. They are magnetic building blocks, wooden blocks, nano blocks and erector sets.

Please put your eyes on the babies and toddlers while they are playing with the toys. Their safety will be our first priority. In this case we can playing together with them and enjoy fun moments with the kids.

Links

Wikipedia: Infant and toddler safety

If you want to buy a toy block for toddlers, here is my recommendation: