Health Watch -- Holiday Tip #5 - Toy Shopping
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First, toys should be age-appropriate. A toy that's too advanced may just frustrate a child. A toy that's beyond your child also may not be safe, no matter how smart or advanced you believe your child is. Look for small parts or parts that could come off and become a choking hazard.
Test the sound of a noise-making toy against your ear. If it's too loud for you, it could cause hearing damage to a child. Be careful about pull toys that have strings more than
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