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Choosing toys for children, those misconceptions you don't know


There is a saying: only buy the right, not the expensive.
Most people's psychology believes that the more expensive something is, the better.
Although it is undeniable that toys with slightly higher prices have slightly better quality compared to toys with lower prices. But it doesn't mean that all the more expensive toys are the better.
We should choose toys for children based on their age and personality traits.
Because I'm not sure how old your child is currently, but I can give you some reference opinions.
Several guidelines to follow when selecting toys:
1. Choose the appropriate toy type based on the child's age
If you are a younger child, try not to buy beads, paint, crayons, and all toys that may pose safety hazards. For example, children aged only 8 months to 1 year old are during the sensitive period of their hands and mouth. If parents buy small beads, pigments, and other toys for their children, they can easily put them in their mouths and swallow them. Pigments, crayons, and other things can easily be eaten or get into their eyes, which is very detrimental to their health and safety.
2. The material and safety of the toy must pass the standards
Many children play with toys made of plastic. And plastic can be divided into many types. Baoma is not recommended to buy toys for her children at the Market stall here, which does not mean that cheap toys are not good. But many toys in Market stall are not packaged, and some even have no manufacturer or date. The lack of a certificate of conformity and whether the toys produced by the manufacturer are qualified and whether they can be used by children are major issues.
Especially for plastic toys, toys without manufacturers are likely to be made from recycled waste plastic. This type of plastic has a serious lead content exceeding the standard. The harm to children's health is very significant.
I have seen many children who are hyperactive, do not like to eat, and always love to eat their fingers or some strange things, all due to excessive lead content. A large part of the reason is that children have long-term exposure to toys with excessive lead content.
3. Do not buy children toys that are not creative or rigid.
Many children like toys that emit light, or toys that can run, sing, or move when turned on.
But as an individual, it is not recommended for parents to buy such toys for their children. These toys that can run, emit light, and sing as long as they are equipped with batteries are actually not conducive to children's brain development and growth.
Because playing with these toys doesn't require any brainpower, and children are also very effortless. Just turn on the switch and watch the toy sing, dance, and move forward and backward on its own, without the need for children to use their hands or brains. What are you buying such toys for? Is it purely for children to have fun?