The Best, Safest and Inexpensive Toys for Little Children

Jeremy MailmanStarred Page By Jeremy Mailman, 29th Dec 2010 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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We can make our child happy and at the same time teach them the basics without spending much on new toy ideas. Children can still have the same experience with some of the traditional or improvised and inexpensive play things – and safe.

Make sure your toys and play area are safe for your children

All toys must be soft. It should have no sharp corners that will hurt the child. Choose toys that are not small enough to fit in an infant’s mouth. A child would put into his mouth anything he gets hold of especially during their teething period. Toys like marbles are a no-no for children. Stuff toys with strong and safe materials are the best. Observe safety measures on the area where your child will play.

Educational toys are the best

Help your children develop their skills with educational toys. Start your child in learning the alphabet and the skill to construct with toys like alphabet blocks.

Rocking chairs for kids are fun but make it safe

Make your child’s little rocking chair safe by tacking a small cork at each end of the rockers to avoid accidents. Kids sometimes rock their mini rocking chairs much too vigorously that may cause it to topple backwards. Putting these corks will make the chair a lot more difficult to tip over backwards.

Fun with mirror

A small mirror securely fastened inside the playpen would give the child lots of fun looking at his reflection.

Low padded stool

A low padded stool installed in the playpen would give real fun to a child who is learning how to get up on his feet. Have the stool cover the length of one side or end of the playpen, with it width wide enough for his little feet. This will teach him to step up and down as the holds on the playpen’s railings. Fasten the stool securely to the pen’s railing so it would not tip over.

You are the best toy of all

The best toy is you. Have time to bond and play with your child. You are the safest and the most educational thing for them in this world.

Some safety tips

Buy plastic inserts from the hardware store to seal those electrical outlets within the child’s reach. Avoid letting children see you plug or unplug electrical gadgets for they might do it themselves.

For crawling babies, wrap old blankets around furniture legs and corners to prevent bumps, bruises or even more serious injuries.

Install folding gates on the top and bottom of the stairs.

Install safety catches on the door of cabinets and bathrooms to prevent accidents. Children love to open and close cabinet doors.

Keep medicine and chemicals out of children’s reach. Make sure your medicine cabinet is installed high enough out of children’s eyes and reach. Keep chemicals particularly your cleaning products in a cabinet with a lock.

Put safety barrier near the oven to prevent them from opening it or worse, from hiding in it unnoticed.

Make sure your washing machines are kept away in a locked room. Too many accidents are reported on children toppling over inside and trapped.

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Accident Prevention, Alphabet Block, Baby Toys, Best Toys, Children Play, Children Safety, Childrens Toys, Crib, Family Bonding, Family Relationship, Inexpensive Toys, Mirror, Play Safe, Playpen, Rocking Chair, Safe Toys, Safety Tips, Stool

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author avatar angelnjuly
29th Dec 2010 (#)

I love stuffed toys for my children. That is safe I believe. Thanks for the tips~ Interesting article.

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author avatar D in The Darling
29th Dec 2010 (#)

Were you a kindergarten teacher once?
I love this. Thanks for sharing! I'm hooked on you! I'm your follower!

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author avatar Denise O
29th Dec 2010 (#)

Great info, I really love the cork idea, I never even thought of it...great stuff!
Congrats on the star page, it is well deserved.
Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Pinkchic18
29th Dec 2010 (#)

Great idea with wrapping the blanket around furniture. It's the worst when a baby knocks into sharp tables or furniture.

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author avatar Austee
8th Feb 2011 (#)

Great info. I am fond of kids and fond of giving toys for them. This is a good advise..

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