Parents Understand the Need for Toy Safety
As parents, you know that your baby’s toys are an important part of learning and growing. So that’s why you’re careful when choosing what toys your little ones play with. But what about your child’s daycare? Are they choosing the safest toys for your child to play with? Today, we want to warn parents about the most dangerous types of toys that might be found at daycare.
The Three Most Dangerous Toys Found at Daycare
Toys With Small Pieces
The first type of toy that can be dangerous are ones that come in sets with small pieces - often we think of puzzles and building bricks. It is unsafe for infants and toddlers to play with toys that have hazardous pieces that can cause choking.
Toys like these have an age recommendation – typically stating it is unsafe for children ages three and under. Other types of toys that can be dangerous are the ones with pieces that aren’t properly secured. One example is a stuffed animal –the danger is when the eyes or other parts that are stitched together break off, they pose a choking hazard to your little one. If these come out and a baby puts it in their mouth, it can become lodged into their airway and cause asphyxiation.
Another example is any toy that’s battery-operated. The dangers of button batteries being ingested by children have been well-documented for decades
Unfortunately, toys are still being produced with button batteries that are improperly secured, and ultimately, it’s up to the daycare to not allow any toys that are battery-operated around babies.
Toys With Strings or Wires
The third type of dangerous toy we want to discuss is anything with strings or wires. Although some of these toys are marketed for infants and toddlers, anything with a string or wire can be a choking hazard if the string gets wrapped around the child’s neck. Even though these are the most common dangerous toys we’ve seen in our daycare cases, there are many others.
How The Button Law Firm Helps Families With Learning Important Daycare Safety Information
We want parents to know what to look out for when choosing a safe daycare. To learn about other red flags of negligent daycares and to learn about what to look for in good daycares, be sure to download our free guide, 10 Tips for Finding a Safe Daycare, linked here. And if you have any other questions, you can always ask us.
Be sure to reach out to us today – our case reviews are completely free. We’re here to keep you and your family moving forward.