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Do You Abide by the Ages on Toys?

Lots of toys seem to have a conservative age range on them. Some items recommended for a one-year-old seem more fit for an infant. But, the age listed on the box often has to do with safety standards. Do you abide by them?

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Dana18 Dana18 7 years
I like to a air on the side of safety. I buy what is in their age range. unless it is safe like a puzzle.
Pallas-Athena Pallas-Athena 7 years
Eh, sometimes I do and sometimes I don't. My sister actually bought a toy quite similar to this one and it took her hours to set up. I hope that our cousins get to play with it.
PinkNC PinkNC 7 years
I buy for maturity after a certain age. If I know that the child of 3 or 4 is NOT going to chew on the small parts and harm themselves, then I'll buy it, if the parent also approves of course.
Greggie Greggie 7 years
Other for me, too. I pay attention to the parts, not the age, but I wouldn't buy something like a rated M game for my 8-year-old or anything.
MissSushi MissSushi 7 years
Yeah, i choose other too. Not everything I got her is for 12 months, most is 2 years to be honest, but nothing has small enough parts to choke on. I got her toys that will interest her now, but will last for years, as she goes through differnet interests and developmental stages. Stuff like Little People sets, puzzles and such toys like top, and mr potato head.
kellys kellys 7 years
i went with other, because my answer is "sort of." i have a one year old daughter, and it's pretty easy to tell if the toy is above her age because it's full of dangerous parts (which i'll skip), or if it's above her skill/interest level (which i may not skip if her interest/skill level is advanced enough for the toy).
kellys kellys 7 years
i went with other, because my answer is "sort of." i have a one year old daughter, and it's pretty easy to tell if the toy is above her age because it's full of dangerous parts (which i'll skip), or if it's above her skill/interest level (which i may not skip if her interest/skill level is advanced enough for the toy).
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