Here are some general guidelines that should be taken into consideration when shopping for children’s furniture and toys:
1. Cloth toys should be labeled as flame retardant or inflammable.
2. Stuffed toys must be washable.
3. The paint on any toys must be lead-free.
4. Toys must not contain hazardous or toxic materials in their manufacturing process.
5. Chalk toys and paints must meet ASTM D-4236 standards for child safety, which means they have been evaluated by the Society for Testing and Materials.
6. Keep away old toys, even from friends and family. Those toys may have sentimental value and certainly less expensive, but they may not meet current safety standards and may be so worn out that they can break and become dangerous.
7. And make sure the bang is not too loud for your child. The noise of some voices, squeakers, and musical or electronic toys can be as loud as a car horn - especially if a child holds it directly to the ears - and can lead to hearing loss.
8. When buying furniture for a child the mother should inspect the items before buying - things like protruding screws, sharp points, peeling paint, warping wood chips and crumbling areas are bad signs. You won't necessarily notice it unless you look deeply and carefully note it.
9. Avoid buying second-hand furniture for a child, even if it is attractive, as second-hand furniture harms the safety of your child. You must make sure and check the safety and security standards for children’s products before purchasing.
10. You must ensure the durability of the bed and measure the thickness of the wood supports or check the existing screws to make sure that the ones you add are not too long before buying it and that it is observant of the security and safety standards stipulated in the state.