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Is it safe to buy used toys for my child?

Is it safe to buy used toys for my child?

Yes: In general, it is safe to buy used toys. Disinfect them before use, and check them against recall lists to make sure they have not been recalled. ...Read more

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Toys (Definition)

Toys is a topic that includes recommendations for choices of toys, and for avoiding choking or injuries when playing with toys. A toy is any object created for a person to play ...Read more


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My child sniffs a toy stuffed bear all night because of the smell is this safe?

My child sniffs a toy stuffed bear all night because of the smell is this safe?

Self soothing: Children often engage in self soothing behaviors such as sniffing toys and blankets, rubbing hair and ears, etc. This is common and usually poses no health risks. ...Read more

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Is there a good, safe way to disinfect the toys my child plays with?

Is there a good, safe way to disinfect the toys my child plays with?

Cleaning: There are several ways. Washing machine or dishwasher, if appropriate. Just plain soap and water. Dish soap is fine. Disinfectant sprays or wipes or just a solution of 1 tablespoon of bleach in 1 quart of water or ¼ cup of bleach in a gallon of water. ...Read more

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How can I find out if my child’s toys have been recalled?

www.cpsc.gov: The consumer products safety commission is the government agency that handles toy recalls. Safety issues regarding many other types of products are handled by the cpsc. One can report dangerous products to them at their website: www.Cpsc.Gov. ...Read more

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Are magnetic toys dangerous to a child's health?

Are magnetic toys dangerous to a child's health?

Don't swallow: The danger of magnetic toys is if the child is at an age where he/she can swallow the magnet. Swallowing magnets can cause serious intestinal problems, including perforation. I would refrain from buying toys with small magnets for babies and toddlers definitely. ...Read more

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How can I teach my child to be fair with his toys?

How can I teach my child to be fair with his toys?

By example: Children learn by observing others. Serve as the best example of appropriate behavior. Point out to him the inappropriate behavior of others. Reward good behavior and help him understand his inappropriate behavior. ...Read more

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What are some indestructible toys for autistic child?

What are some indestructible toys for autistic child?

Many treatments: There are a plethora of toys for autistic children that they can both play with & that will help with some of their sensory issues. Here is one site, but there are many others. If your child is seeing an occupational therapist, he can direct you to ones that are appropriate for your child. http://www.nationalautismresources.com/toysandgames.html?gclid=Cj0KEQjwur2eBRDtvMS0gIuS-dYBEiQANBPMRwWJrUhXYH ...Read more

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Do toys and cartoons affect my child's body image?

Do toys and cartoons affect my child's body image?

Toys Come w/Messages: Toy figures & cartoon figures r stand-ins 4real people. Consider barbie, ken & friends: do u remember seeing a wide range of body types? Of racial features? Even manufacturers of more realistic barbie-like dolls have stuck 2a narrow range of types. Ever see an overweight barbie- or ken-type doll? A below- or above-average height one? If such dolls were hyped on tv & sold, what msg would kids get? ...Read more

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How do you get a 3 year old child to quit eating boogers... We have tried humilation, time out, took toys away....

How do you get a 3 year old child to quit eating boogers... We have tried humilation, time out, took toys away....

Booger : Booger eating is a gross, yet common habit among preschoolers. One of the more effective ways to stop this habit is redirection. Often, kids will pick their noses because they are bored or their hands are idle. If you see him going for his nose, redirect him by giving him a book or a toy - something to occupy his hands. It can also be helpful to explain that nose picking spreads germs and can make people sick. Another helpful tactic is to always have tissues with you and when he reaches for his nose, hand him a tissue giving him a more socially acceptable alternative. If he complains that his nose is itchy (possibly from dry air) you can run a cool mist humidifier in his room overnight and occasionally dab petroleum jelly or saline drops in his nose to keep his mucus membranes from drying out and itching. Good luck! ...Read more

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