Keeping Your Newborn Safe with Toys
Always choose toys that are made for the age of your baby. New babies should not have toys that are very loud, have small parts, loose buttons or eyes, or long strings.
At first, choose small, soft toys that are meant for very young babies.
- If a toy can fit in a toilet paper roll, it is too small for children under age three.
- Toys with small magnets should be kept away from your new baby. Magnets can be very dangerous if swallowed.
- Toys with long strings or cords can get caught around a new baby’s neck, and cause strangulation.
- Most toys for new babies don’t take batteries, but if you find some that do, make sure the battery door is secure. Swallowing a battery is a poisoning.