Parent’s Guide: Signs of a Safe Toy

Constructors, soft animals, slimes, dolls, tents and even simple whistles can become a threat to the health and psyche of children. Here are some tips for choosing safe toys, such as those on, for your child, which are sure to come in handy for caring parents.


The toy should be made that way that the child could not swallow it whole or in parts. Therefore, easily detachable small parts are prohibited.


Toys with rounded corners are suitable for children under 2 years old – sharp edges can cause injury.

Under 6 years of age, any sharp objects are prohibited, including pins, nails and screws. At any age, you should not give your child toys with protruding fasteners, burrs, chipped chips and broken edges.


Children under 3 years old are only allowed to play with toys made of hypoallergenic materials – silicone, polyurethane, polyamide and carefully dried wood without resin. By the way, natural fur and wool are banned – they often cause allergies.

Over the age of 3 years, all types of non-toxic plastics are allowed, including polyvinyl chloride (PVC), polycarbonate and polypropylene. When buying toys, pay special attention to warning labels – lead, formaldehyde, phenol and mercury should not be used in their production. These harmful substances are dangerous even in mixed proportions.

It is best not to buy toys made from recycled materials such as recycled paper, rubber, cardboard or plastic. When first used, they can absorb dangerous poisons that are invisible to the eye.

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