You may feel a lot of pressure from your kids to buy them the latest toys that have hit the stores. Take some time to consider these safety tips before you go on your next shopping trip.

Choosing Toys With Care

Keep in mind the child's age, interests, and skill level. Look for quality design and construction in all toys for all ages.

Reading the Label

Pay attention to the age recommendations, such as "not recommended for children under three." In addition, look for other safety labels including, like "flame retardant/flame resistant" on fabric products and "washable/hygienic materials" on stuffed toys and dolls.

Making Sure the Directions Are Clear

Directions should be clear to you and, when appropriate, to your child. Plastic wrappings on toys should be discarded at once before they become dangerous play things.