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10 Tips For Choosing Toys For Toddlers

Follow our 10 tips for choosing toys for toddlers that are safe, cost-effective, and developmentally on target. more

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Should I Toss My Child’s Rubber Ducky?

My son loves his bath toys, but I hear that they contain toxic chemicals. Can he keep his rubber ducky and other bath toys or should I toss them out? more

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Where Can I Find Non-Toxic Toys?

How can I be sure my children’s toys are safe for them and good for the environment? more

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Proposed Standards Would Ban Drop-Side Cribs

It’s unanimous. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted 5–0 in support of new standards to address the dangers posed by cribs—including risks associated with drop sides, mattresses, and slats. The standards are designed to eliminate gaps that allow... more


New Federal Safety Standards For Infant Bath Seats

In May, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) approved a new federal safety standard for infant bath seats. This is the first mandatory standard for infant and toddler products issued by the CPSC as required under the Consumer Product... more

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Medela’s New Product Is Not Code Compliant

If you’re a new parent or a health professional caring for new parents or their children, you’ve probably heard of the name Medela. Chances are breast pumps—not infant-feeding-bottle systems—come to mind when you hear the company’s name. However, Medela has... more

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Ban The Rubber Ducky

It’s about time! That’s really all I can say about the new law that was recently signed by the President that will lead to expanded safety measures concerning the seemingly harmless toys and other manufactured goods that we place in... more


Phthalates In Toys To Be Reduced

Thank you, Toys R Us. I was still reeling from the recent study of phthalates in baby care products when I read about the company’s new regulations. Toys R Us, a giant among toy retailers, has issued new regulations aimed... more