Toy Safety

How to choose toys that are fun and safe this holiday season.

Toy Safety

When it comes to toy shopping for children, it’s important to look at the age recommendations on the packaging.  After all, the wrong toy in the wrong hands can actually be hazardous. Pamela Fuselli, Executive Director of SafeKids Canada explains.”Toys especially come with age recommendations, related to the child’s development abilities. So often times they’re looking at what is the child’s regular ability in terms of their dexterity and cognitive abilities. But they’re also looking at labeling toys and products with small parts. So for kids under a certain age, under three, those toys will have larger pieces that are not able to be swallowed.” Here’s a simple way to check that a toy’s size is safe for children three and under. “A toilet roll is a very easy way to check. If the piece fits through the toilet roll, then it’s a choking hazard for a young child.”

The Parent Report’s guest expert is Pamela Fuselli, Executive Director of SafeKids Canada. Adapted from The Parent Report Radio Show. Any advice or information contained herein should never be a substitute for professional and/or medical advice, diagnosis and treatment. For more information please review Terms of Service.



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