Children by nature are a tireless researcher, and to a certain age - absolutely fearless. One of the tasks of parents is to support the research interest of the child, and at the same time take care of his safety. Toys for bathroom, although seem quite harmless, may in fact conceal a certain danger, so their choice should be treated responsibly.
There are two main types of toys for the bath - a form of rubber ducks and other animals that are just floating on the surface of the water and make a child a company, as well as toys, allows kids to learn a lot about the properties of water: boats, bryzgalki, and so on. The principal difference between them is that the duck can swim only - it will not sink, but most models can not even roll over, and are always in the same position, much like roly-poly doll; the second type of toy can sink, splashing water, or even move themselves (eg, wind-powered submarines). They perform different tasks, but are equally important for the child.
How to choose toys for the bath
Bath Toys must be of durable and enough flexible material (rubber toys fit perfectly), bright colors and no small parts. From small details related well-known danger - they can get the baby in her mouth, and when he takes a bath, note that the part has fallen off, especially hard.
Buy toys that are designed specifically for the bathroom - used for the manufacture of materials and colors, which, in contact with water, do not form potentially harmful chemical compounds.
Change your bath toys to keep the child's interest in him. They need to be diverse - such as various animals and birds, ships, toy divers.
Do not buy too large bath toys - baby should easily cope with them, and if you want to have an opportunity to get them out of the bath.
Kids love to play in water - from the bath in its infancy, and ending with pools and open water. As a child, bathroom becomes a magical place where live mermaids and pirates, and the child goes in search of treasure and adventure. Who does not remember their first rubber duck, rubber boat, or fish?
Unfortunately, in the bathtub can be submerged reefs and sharks - metaphorical, of course, but still dangerous. Most parents do not forget that you need to check the water temperature before bathing the baby, do not leave it in the bath one, and clean razors and other dangerous objects from the shelves, which can reach out to the child. However, not everyone knows what can be dangerous bath toys which sometimes contain substances such as phthalates and bisphenol A, which can live in a mold, bacteria and other microorganisms.
Phthalates and bisphenol A (BPA) are the plasticizers which are present in many plastic toys, and have the ability to act on human hormones. Children often put toys in his mouth and bite them, and thus harmful substances enter the body. This issue is relevant only for low-quality toys. Try to buy toys from reputable manufacturers, large stores, which are usually care about their reputation, and check the quality of goods.
Some toys contain PVC bathroom - also a potentially dangerous substance, and even a small amount of mercury. To avoid buying toys that can be dangerous, read materials on different toy manufacturers - those that are not posted on the official websites. If a company earlier charged that its products contain hazardous substances, it is best to avoid toys.
Some parents simply choose bath toys, made in China, not in the belief that they are the safest. This is not a good tactic. Chinese-made toys can be both high quality and very dangerous - it depends on the plant which company they were produced. At present, China's factories are almost all manufacturers of toys, which can be found on sale, and the owners of the companies are closely monitoring the quality of products. Chinese toys made for the European companies, only different from European production costs. But the toys of Chinese and other Asian companies can be dangerous, because the quality requirements there are different from those in Western countries.
But even the most high-quality toys can still be fraught with danger. One of the most common risks associated with toys that have holes - that is potentially dangerous are these cute ducks and dolphins, which children love to squeeze into fists, squeezing of these jets of water. No matter how well any of them squeezed the water, inside of such toys is still a lot of moisture and as a result there is formed a favorable environment for the growth of fungi and other microorganisms.
When children play with these toys, germs can easily penetrate their body, and cause skin and stomach infections, which are symptoms of a rash judgment, vomiting and diarrhea
Diarrhea (diarrhea) - a familiar nuisance
. To avoid this, bath toys should be cleaned regularly with a solution of vinegar - it removes mold and bacteria are much better water and soap. Dry them for a few hours (preferably - during the day) to have been completely evaporate moisture. Some parents also use disinfectants to completely clean bath toys from potentially dangerous microorganisms.