Toys generally have their own individual lifespan each but every item may become damaged much earlier than expected due to poor overall care. To ensure our children get the most out of their toys, we need to extend more longevity to every item. Here are some simple steps which you and your children can take to promote proper care of toys.
STORING AWAY FROM HEAT AND MOISTURE
It is important to ensure toys get stored in a dry environment at room temperature especially those that require batteries. If they were to get in contact with direct heat or moisture, the electrical component inside may stop functioning properly. Moisture can also cause corrosion and rot for metal parts.
Germs and dust sticking to toys is a daily norm. In order to prevent any form of allergies, regular cleaning of each toy is necessary. Make it a habit before playtime for children to wipe clean their toys with a piece of antiseptic wipe.
INSERTING AND REMOVING BATTERIES
Batteries need to be installed according to the +/- polarity directions. If wrongly inserted, acid leakage may occur and in turn cause the kids toy to malfunction. When replacing batteries, do not mix old batteries with new ones.
REPAIR OR DISPOSE OF BROKEN TOYS
Before getting rid of any broken toy, try fixing it beforehand. If it is indeed beyond repair, it is best to disposed of them to avoid any broken pieces from becoming a choking hazard or cause scratches and tears.