The large number of toys in the unsafe country of bamboo had indeed troubled parents a few years ago. This toy is said to have no material eligibility to be played by children. In fact, some research says these toys can cause health problems if allowed to be played with children. Of course, as parents, you will be very worried, right? For that, before buying toys, Mother must be careful. The following are tips for choosing children’s educational toys which is safe for your little one.
Make sure the toy has an SNI label
Choosing children’s toys with SNI label is very important, SNI label is the standard that the goods have the properness to be used. Especially if you buy imported toys. Make sure that the SNI label is printed on the imported toy that Mother bought.
If you can’t find the SNI label on the imported toy that you are going to buy, it will be safer if you don’t buy it and look for other toys that are safer.
Buy From Local Producers
Most toys in Indonesia are imported from bamboo. Of course this will make it difficult for mothers to know whether these items are really safe for your little one to play with.
So that your doubts can go away, you can buy toys that are produced locally. Especially now that there are so many educational toys made in our own country. It would be safer if you buy toys produced by local craftsmen. Moms can directly ask the materials used. Not only that, Bunda also supports the economy of local craftsmen.
Does not contain hazardous materials
Children’s toys are usually designed as attractive as possible to make them attractive to children. So that in the manufacturing process this toy uses dyes. Moms should be careful with toys that use color. Make sure the dye used is a dye that is safe and has no toxins. Moms can look for the security label on the packaging. If you don’t get this assurance on the packaging, it’s better for you to look for other children’s educational toys.
According to the age of the child
Not all toys can be played by your little one. Educational toys for one year olds and toys for three years are not the same. Toys that have small particles are usually recommended for children aged three years and over. Meanwhile, toys that are safer and do not contain small particles can be played by children aged three years and under. This is because children aged three years and under have the characteristic of like to insert foreign objects into their mouths. Of course you don’t want your little one to swallow things that shouldn’t be right? That’s why paying attention to age tags on toys is so important.
Has No Harmful Form
Small children are still unable to distinguish between what is dangerous and what is not. So that as parents, you must be able to choose for yourself which things are not dangerous for your little one.
When buying toys, you must also pay attention to the shape of the toys that will be given. Avoid games that have ropes longer than thirty centimeters. This game can harm your little one because it has the risk of being wrapped around the neck or other parts.
Games that have sharp angles are also not recommended for your little one. If you want to give your little one educational toys such as stacking blocks, you can look for blocks that have blunt ends to avoid injury.
In addition to the tips above, so that your little one’s toys are safe, Moms are also advised to wash your little one’s toys regularly. So that your little one’s toys do not become a source of bacteria. Moreover, children love to put toys in their mouths.