Are wooden toys safe for babies? That is a question I hear quite often. For many years I have been answering that question in the affirmative. The reason is because parents have chosen to buy toys that are made of wood, and they have kept them inside their babies’ rooms, because these toys were very safe for babies.
Nowadays, children’s toys are just as susceptible to being recalled, even though the toys may be safe for babies. In recent times, toy manufacturers have been filing recalls for toys that contain lead paint, loose, broken, or otherwise contaminated screws, glue, or other materials that can pose health risks to children.
Children’s wooden toys have not been made of lead paint, but children have consumed lead dust from old toys, and the health problems caused by the lead content of many children’s toys are real. On the other hand, with the increase in plastic toys, it is very easy to find toys that have come into contact with lead paint or lead metal, which can cause neurological damage. While the health effects from toys that contain lead are very rare, the damage that these toys can cause to children’s brains is real.
The wooden toys I mentioned earlier were made of materials that are not easily removable or dangerous to children. You might be thinking, “But the child will eat up any and all toys that are put in the room”. That can happen if the toys are moved around or washed, but not from the inside of the toy itself.
If you look carefully at a wooden toy, you will notice that it is solid and can be tightly held without splintering. That is because the parts of the toy that are soft are made of materials that bend and expand, so the toy stays in its place. On the other hand, the wooden parts of toys are usually made of hard metal and other substances that do not expand and retain their shape.
The main thing you need to consider when buying children’s wooden toys is whether or not the parts that are soft will hurt your child when they break. Because the soft parts of the toy will probably include the wheels, the safety wheels on the toy are made of soft materials, and a soft wheel can easily be pressed, causing injury.
Toys made of plastic are durable and sturdier than their wooden counterparts, so any part of the toy that snaps or breaks off or breaks when it is played with should be replaced with a plastic part. If you play with a child’s wooden toy, it is probably best to replace the soft parts with plastic parts.
That is because of the risk that brittle and fragile wooden toys could break easily, causing injury to the child. However, while most toys made of wood can be molded into playthings, you need to be careful not to mix plastics and metals and mold them into toy shapes.
The only thing about wooden toys that you cannot do is to make toys out of them. Wood is not flexible enough to make toys out of. This is because you cannot add any material to the wood and change its texture.
If you use any kind of glue to attach pieces of soft parts to the hard parts of the toy, you could end up causing a reaction that damages the wooden part. It may tear or crack, or it may expand and snap, causing injury to the child. Even if you do not notice that the hard part is damaged, or that it does not have a chemical reaction, the fact remains that a child’s delicate skin is exposed to the chemicals that the glue used in making the toy contains.
It is very important that you buy wooden toys from companies that are certified by the CPSC (Children’s Product Safety Commission). Your child’s health and safety are of the utmost importance. You want to know that the toys are safe for children, so you have to be careful.
You should also know that toys that are made of wood should be used inside the playroom of your home, so that you can keep an eye on your child while he or she is playing with the toys. No matter what, you must be very careful with your children’s toys, so that they stay healthy and strong.