Cyber J's Toys & Hobbies Article Library

  • Unique Baby Gift Ideas Choosing unique baby gifts can be hard, even with all the options available on the shelves. You don’t want to overspend, but you don’t want to go the generic route either. Read on for some unique gift ideas that are sure to stand out.
  • Top Educational Toys of 2008 Every parent wants a good learning environment for their child, and there’s no better way to do that than with educational games. Although recalls have put the toy market in a slump, there are still some pretty good games out there. Here are some of our picks from last year.
  • Setting up an outdoor play yard Outdoor play yards are a great way to let your child enjoy the outdoors and get some much-needed fresh air. Don’t let safety concerns get in the way—there are ways to create a play yard that’s both safe and convenient. Here are some tips to help you get started.
  • Riding Toys Safety Tips Riding toys are one of the best ways to teach your child balance, coordination, and other essential physical skills. But with so many toys being recalled each year, it can be hard to choose one that’s both safe and efficient. Here are some tips to help you out.
  • Eco-Friendly Toys If you think “green” toys are no more than boring wooden blocks, think again. Eco-friendly toys have become more hip and stylish, and more and more designs are being introduced every day. Here are seven cool toys that are both useful and environmentally friendly.
  • Why is lead paint in toys so bad? You’ve heard all about lead paint and how it’s bad for you. You may even have returned a recalled toy for lead paint content. But how well do you really understand the issue? Here’s a basic guide to the dangers of lead paint and what you can do about it.
  • What to do if a toy you own is recalled The recent increase in toy recalls has many parents worried, but it’s even more stressful when you find out you actually have one in your home. Besides the safety concerns, there’s also the lengthy negotiation processes. Read on to find out how to deal with recalled toys in your home.
  • Choosing a bike for your child Choosing your child’s first back can be a challenge, especially if you don’t know much about riding. With hundreds of models in the market, it can be hard to choose just one. Here’s a quick guide to help you choose the best bike for your child.
  • How to keep toys organized Every parent has dealt with the dreaded kid’s room cleanup. When it comes to playtime, even the most behaved of kids can turn an entire room upside down. How do you keep your children’s toys in order without losing your mind? Here are some simple tips to help you out.
  • Best Baby Toys of 2008 Toys may be being recalled left and right, but that doesn’t stop a few good manufacturers from churning out cool new toys every year. In fact, some of the best baby toys in recent years were produced in 2007. Here are some of our top picks.
  • Online Toy Shopping Parents have become more apprehensive of online shopping after recalls put the quality of commercial toys in question. But there’s no need to give up the convenience of shopping online, as long as you take the right precautions. Here are some things you can do to ensure safe online toy shopping.
  • 10 Gift Ideas Under $10 Good toys don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. If you look around a bit, you can find cheap, safe and fun toys that are easy on the pocket. To help you get started, here are ten really cool toys that go for under $10.
  • Playground safety tips Playgrounds may be fun, but they’re not as safe as they seem. Many accidents from last year occurred in playgrounds, and many more are expected this year. Here’s how you can protect your kids while letting them enjoy the freedom of a playground.
  • General Toy Safety Tips for Parents Millions of toys were recalled in 2008 alone because of potential hazards they pose to children. For parents, this can be quite unnerving. How do you know which of the thousands of toys on the shelves are safe for your child? This guide offers a few simple tips.
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