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Safe Gifts for Kids

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You cannot go wrong with toys if your recipients are mostly young kids. Toys remain the most popular Christmas gifts, however, there are several things to consider when buying toys for children. It isn’t just the color or physical make up of toys or design of iphone 3g cases, but make sure toys are age proper or suitable for the kids’ physical and social development.

Characteristics of a good toy:
1. It should suit the child’s physical capabilities, mental and social development;
2. It should appeal to the child; and
3. It should be well constructed, durable and safe for the child’s age.

Dos and Don’ts in Toy Safety:
1. Check labels on the packaging and observe precautions appearing in the labels to ensure the safety of the child;
2. Ensure that the child will play with a toy suited for his age under adult supervision;
3. Dispose plastic packaging accordingly. Keep it out of reach of children;
4. For children under age three (3), do not buy the following toys:

• balls with a diameter of 1.75 inches or less so as to prevent choking;
• that easily breaks into small parts or pieces (glass or brittle plastics);
• containing small detachable parts or pieces which could become lodged in the throat;
• with sharp points and edges;
• with electrical parts, unless supervised by an adult;
• with parts that could pinch or entrap fingers, toes or hair;
• with parts put together by straight pins, sharp wires or nails that are exposed and easily detached.

Note: Safety information issued by the Bureau of Health Devices and Technology (BHDT)-Department of Health.

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Children’s delight

It’s gift giving season once again. Do you make your own gift list for kids or just randomly shop for cute items at the mall. While toys are always a part of your Christmas shopping list every year just remember to be wary of the toys you pick from the store shelf. Experts have warned that some toys may contain lead-based paints which are harmful to health. Only lead test kits can verify the presence of lead in toys.

On choosing musical instruments as gifts, make sure to pick the ones that are easy to play since the receiver would be kids.

Customize your Christmas gifts

It’s the beginning of the “ber” months already and you know what it means to everyone in the Philippines. Shopping Christmas season! September is actually the start of the preparation for the longest Christmas celebration in this side of the world. This early, a lot of people begin to shop for gift items for families, friends, classmates or officemates.

Those who shop early buy clothes in bulk to get bigger and better discounts. For the thrifty or more practical gift givers, they make and customize their own gift items. It saves them cash and adds a personal touch to the gift. If you have an artistic inclination, say you know how to sketch, you can customize your T with unique and colorful designs. I’m sure your friends will love to get personalized t-shirts from you.