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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Toy Safety (Overview)

Toy safety is a topic that includes recommendations for avoiding choking or injuries when playing with toys. For example, toddlers and young children can choke on small toys and on toy parts, while older kids can have accidents on in-line skates, skate boards, or bicycles.


Dr. Heidi Fowler
14 doctors shared insights

Toy Safety (Overview)

Toy safety is a topic that includes recommendations for avoiding choking or injuries when playing with toys. For example, toddlers and young children can choke on small toys and on toy parts, while older kids can have accidents on in-line skates, skate boards, or bicycles.


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China paint to blame for toy safety scares?

China is: Only one source...There have been documented issues with least in the paint on toys imported from china. Do research on toys you want before you buy. In general though, there are toy scares on many levels. Small pieces, things that break easily and can be inhaled, etc. Use common sense. Children still love natures toys the best...Sticks, twigs, paper, boxes etc. Lol. They are so imaginative. ...Read more

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Sex with toys . Is there any risk ?

Sex with toys . Is there any risk ?

Depends: Some toys are less likely to be a problem than others. Remember that they are contaminated by human bodily secretions/fluids and may attract germs. A toy that is tolerant of steaming for sanitation and or soapy water wash would be better than one that cannot be effectively cleaned. ...Read more

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What are the best musical toys for toddlers?

What are the best musical toys for toddlers?

Singing Parent: Seriously. This may not apply to you if you spend a lot of time face-to-face with your child already, but i think one of the main epidemics of the 21st century is the epidemic of human contact deficiency. Children go from squeaky toy to spell-and-speak to a smartphone while receiving no reinforcement of social cues. Having said that, i think the best musical toy is a toy instrument to play. ...Read more

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What is the best way to stimulate with toys?

Educational toys: Use toys that are safe and that stimulate the mind and the body. Children respond best to quality time with parents doing simple things. Reading to them, crawling with them, inventing games to play with boxes, etc. Toys can be additional help and should not replace one on one time. Puzzles for right age can be good. Legos can be good for the right age, etc. ...Read more

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My grandson lines all toys up he is 2years 5 months was late in saying first words ?

Further evaluation: Sounds like your grandson could benefit from a full developmental evaluation. Many totally normal toddlers do the toy lining up thing, and many normal toddlers are a little late talking. Need to assess his social and peer interactions, eye contact, gross and fine motor skills, etc. Only then can you say that these are just normal variations or warning signs of something more concerning. ...Read more

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Are crib toys safe?

Depends: It depends upon the toy.Please be more specific. ...Read more

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What are the best toys for preemies?

Their Parents!: Toys are fine and dandy, but there's nothing that can stimulate healthy cognitive, emotional, and physical development quite like interacting with a parent. However much money you spend on a toy, use it together with your child and your dollars will have been well spent! ...Read more

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Is albolene a safe lubricant for toys?

No: It looks like albolene is a moisturizer/cleanser. You should use appropriate "personal" lubricants for toys or sex. For most toys (especially silicone ones), a water based lube is recommended. A silicone based lube may also cause damage to condoms (not a good thing!). A good water based lube is slippery stuff which can be found on-line. ...Read more

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What toys are good for my 15-month-old?

Ones that are: age appropriate & safe. See: https://www.naeyc.org/toys

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Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more


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