Highchair Toys – your child will often need stimulating when they are in their highchair as this is probably one of the times you are trying to multi-task; making their tea, keeping them occupied and so on. Therefore, adding kids’ toys to your child’s highchair allows you to continue to stimulate them. Things like rattles, mirrors and so on that can be attached to the highchair are a great idea. All you need to check for are loose bits or bits that could potentially be removed by your child and swallowed. It is always surprising what your child can find and do the minute your back is turned!
Bath toys – these are a great way of making bath times a fun time! And they allow you to carry out your washing task whilst your child is entertained. Bright toys will soon take your child’s attention away from the fact that they’re having a wash! Just be sure that the toy is waterproof, mildew resistant and again, has no loose bits! The traditional rubber duck is a must for all children’s toys in the bath!
To ensure your child is always safe with their children’s toys you should always check that they have the standard CE Mark. This mark doesn’t signify a consumer safety mark but it does show that the kid’s toy has passed relevant EU safety standards. The Lion Mark also indicates that the children’s toy has passed safety tests of a very high standard that have been set by the British Toy and Hobby Association.
Whilst some toys may have these marks you should also have other tests yourself as a parent as not all of the toys aimed at children will be particularly safe for your baby. Always, always check for lose bits or choking hazards. Most children’s toys should carry a warning if they are unsuitable for children of a certain age – so always be sure to check the label.