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Babies don't come with a lot of baggage -- but they should! Get the lowdown on the baby gear you need in these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- Internet access
- Empty toilet paper roll (optional)
Check the toy’s packaging for the manufacturer’s recommended age before purchasing.
Check UL approved
Check all electronic toys to see if they are UL approved.
Check for recalls
Check for recalls online at www.recalls.gov or www.cpsc.gov
Avoid small parts
Avoid toys with small and removable parts, which can pose a choking hazard.
Inspect toys with batteries to make sure they are not exposed or leaking.
Inspect toys on a regular basis to see if any pieces are broken.
Use only nontoxic
Ensure all crayons, paints, and markers are nontoxic. Supervise playtime to keep your child safe.