Kids Smartphone – What to check before buying!

Though I do not suggest giving kids smartphone, but kids smartphones are different. Rather than being a phone, they are actually more of a learnning and music gadget.

Kids smart phones are generally a phone shape gadget which is quite bright in color and has touch screen / or regular buttons.

Every press of button plays a music and if it a tocuh screen, the icons will play out a music or some pre loaded vedios.

if you go on market there are lots of such gadgets available. Branded ones are costly, but there are many un branded ones which comes very cheap.

Do you know that these gadgets may offer a health hazard. Hence look for below before you buy them.

  1. Sound Hazard: There are possible hazards due to sound levels emitted by such toys. Under european laws there are acoustic limits which has been set for such toys so that they do not damage the hearing of child. All the un-branded toys may not follow such specifications. Hence do check this before buying.
  2. Material: The plastic material in the gadget can be a concern if it is made of low quality plastic as your toddler will definitely put the gadget in his/her mouth. That is why please refrain from buying low quality ones.
  3. Finish: Remember these gadgets, if have sharp edges can hurt your child. Hence good quality ones do not have this problem.
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So, there are many branded and unbranded one available in market. Branded ones are costly. but they are better in terms of above points.

-Lata

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