Cynthia - posted on 04/21/2010 ( 17 moms have responded )
I know they have certain ages on toys for obvious reasons. But is it always necessary to follow this exactly?
I work at a dollar store, and see that some parents won't let their child get a toy they want because of this, even if their child is close to the age recommendation. When I was a kid, there was a lot of unsafe things about toys that toymakers wouldn't dream of doing nowdays, and we are all ok!
Personally I don't always go by this. For example, my 8 month old has a set of sea creatures for the bath that say they are for ages 3 and up. They are quite small, so yes, I see that they could be a choking hazzard. But that will not happen, as I watch her like a hawk in the tub, as anyone should with a child that age... and if she sticks them in her mouth, I simply pull them out.
So I just wanted to see how many moms do always follow the age recommendations?