Expand the description and view the text of the steps for this how-to video. Check out Howcast for other do-it-yourself videos from CinemaSlam and more videos in the Nursery and Baby Gear category. You can contribute too! Create your own DIY guide at www.howcast.com or produce your own Howcast spots with the Howcast Filmmakers Program at www.howcast.com Safety, of course, should be your number one concern when buying toys for your baby. But there are other considerations to keep in mind. To complete this How-To you will need: Time to shop Common sense Warning: Toy recalls are on the rise. To find out about specific toys, visit the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website at www.cpsc.gov. Step 1: Visit toy stores. Even if you plan to use mail order or buy online, it’s a good idea to check out a toy in person. Tip: The best toys for kids 18 months and under include mobiles, soft books, rattles and other noisemakers, busy boxes, activity tables, stacking toys, and push- and pull-toys. Step 2: As you browse, ask yourself two questions about any toy that catches your eye—does it look like something my baby will enjoy, and is it safe? Step 3: Consider size and weight. Your baby will have the most fun with a toy that he can get a grip on, one that’s not too heavy or large for him to manipulate. Step 4: Look for a toy that offers different textures, especially for very young babies. Step 5: Choose toys that your baby can interact with. He should be a participant in making it

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