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Dangerous Baby Toys You Should Definitely Leave OFF Your Christmas List This Year

A Catastrophic Injury Lawyer on the Baby Items You Should Not Buy This Christmas

The video below has five million views on TikTok.  And that’s a good thing – because it’s the three children’s toys or items that you should never use or buy.

The holiday season is here, and the excitement is palpable, especially when it comes to picking out the perfect toys for the littlest members of the family. But before you rush to fill your shopping cart with adorable baby toys, it’s crucial to pause and consider the potential risks that some playthings may pose to your bundle of joy.

It’s scary out there!

First and foremost, keep in mind that babies are experts at exploring the world around them, often using their mouths as their primary tool of discovery. That charmingly painted wooden toy might look innocent, but hidden dangers lurk in the form of toxic materials that could harm your little one.

Opt for toys labeled “non-toxic” or “BPA-free” to ensure safe playtime.

Small parts are another hazard to watch out for. Babies have a knack for putting things in their mouths, and small toy components can quickly become choking hazards. Always choose toys with large, well-secured parts to minimize the risk of an unexpected trip to the emergency room.

Avoid toys with sharp edges or points that could cause injuries during enthusiastic play. Soft, plush toys are fantastic alternatives, as they reduce the likelihood of bumps and bruises while remaining irresistibly huggable.

It’s also crucial to consider age-appropriate toys. Each age group has specific developmental milestones, and choosing toys that align with your baby’s stage ensures a safer and more enjoyable play experience. Read the labels, follow the guidelines, and resist the temptation to buy a toy just because it’s cute.

As you embark on your quest for the perfect baby toys this Christmas, keep these considerations in mind.

Dangerous Baby Toys You Should Definitely Leave OFF Your Christmas List This Year:

 

  • The Orbeez Water Beads

    They’re tiny plastic beads designed to give kids tactile strength. But, children have been swallowing them, and they can cause intestinal obstructions, and blockages . . . and have resulted in multiple deaths.
    “The problem with these beads is that along with being irresistible to touch, kids may also find them enticing to place in their mouths. They even look a little bit like candy. This makes the water beads a choking hazard, which is dangerous enough—but there is also another problem,” according to Parade.com

  • Button batteries

    They look like buttons or coins, and they’re often used to power toys. Bad things happen if a child swallows one.  If stuck, it can erode the esophagus and burn a hole in the airpipe within seconds. “More than 70 children have died, and tens of thousands have found themselves in emergency rooms, after swallowing button batteries. Congress and President Biden—through Reese’s Law (August 16, 2022)—directed CPSC to fix this problem, and they told us to act quickly,” according to kidshealth.org

  • Incline Sleeper Devices/ Bouncers

    They can cause suffocation.  Babies should always be sleeping flat on their back, and not at an incline. “Sleep products that incline more than 10 degrees are not safe. Soft and plush sleep surfaces are also dangerous. Inclined sleepers position babies to sleep at a 30-degree angle. Infants placed in these products may fall asleep in a chin-to-chest position, which can restrict their airway. They can also roll out of the devices and become trapped under them. Inclined sleepers have been tied to more than 100 deaths,” Healthychildren.org reported.

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