FAQs

General

Is there a “must-have” toy list?

Yes! There is a so called “must-have” list sorted according to different ages and developmental stages.

Our “must-have” list is as follow:

0-3 months
  • Play gym or Play mat
  • Crib Mobile
  • Rattles
  • Stroller Arch
3-6 months – all the toys mentioned for 0-3 months and:
  • Baby Mirror
  • Baby Book
  • Activity Toys
  • Musical Dolls
  • Blankie
  • Car Toy
6-9 months – all the toys mentioned above and:
  • crawling encouragement toy
  • High chair toys
9-12 months
  • Shape Sorter
  • Developmental Walker

Where can I find discounted Taf Toys?

It is not easy to find discounted Taf Toys, our policy is to sell at fair prices all year around. But let us know if you find a good deal on our toys so we could buy some as well.

Development

How do I know if a toy is age appropriate for my child?

  1. See the age grading on the packaging.
  2. Try to understand your baby’s current developmental stage and the up coming one.
  3. Choose toys that can support your baby’s current developmental stage and can challenge him forward.
  4. Be aware that giving your baby a toy that is too complicated for his developmental stage might frustrate him.

How can I know if a toy is developmentally challenging my baby?

A good toy will keep your baby busy for quite a while, put a smile on his face, capture his interest, and excite him.

How do I know how many toys my baby really needs?

Three to five toys for each stage are a good number. If you feel your baby is taking his/her time in a developmental stage buy him more toys. If you feel he is ready to move on buy a toy that fits his new developmental stage.

Are developmental toys for real or just a marketing gimmick?

We believe that good developmental toys are a building block in baby’s development. The world is moving fast (we sometimes think it makes more than 1 round in 24 hours) and faster compared to generations before. Nowadays babies are surrounded with endless stimulations from their surroundings. A good developmental toy caters to key values (colors, music, textures etc.) in an infant’s world.

Care & Handling

What is the best method to clean my Taf Toys?

On each toy there is a tag with cleaning instructions. Please follow them.

What do the washing instruction symbols stand for?

Please see the following website for an explanation: care labels symbols

Are Taf Toys mats machine washable?

We recommend hand washing your Taf Toys but they will proudly survive a cold water machine wash. Using a machine wash might damage the bird sound in some of our mats. We have specially sealed these features, but in some cases water may damage it.

What is the most “green-friendly” way to dispose of a toy?

If you live in a country where garbage is sorted than please dispose accordingly. If garbage is not sorted in your country please separate the batteries from the toy and dispose of them in the designated place.

In any case, the best way to dispose of a toy is to reuse it by giving it to a new happy baby. Make sure you clean the toy before giving it to a new baby. Also please check the toy to see that all parts are in place and it is not damaged.

Safety

What do I need to look for in order to determine if a toy is safe?

  1. The maker is a known company. If it is a new company for you, take a look at their web-site or even call their local representative.
  2. Look at the box for safety standard symbols such as CE, ASTM etc.
  3. Make sure the age grade fits your baby

What does the CE / ASTM / CHPA / ISO stand for?

These symbols state that the maker declares that the toy meets all the safety regulations that are requested by the market standards:

  • CE – European Union toys standard EN71.
  • ASTM – American Society for Testing and Materials.
  • CHPA – Canadian market toys standard
  • ISO – Australian market toys standard

Taf Toys tests each item at the world’s leading test labs. All our items are certificated by these labs and meet all of the above standards.

What does the RoHS stand for?

RoHS – EC Directive on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment.

All our items with an electronic component are certificated and tested to meet RoHS guidelines.

What does WEEE stand for?

RoHS requirements of EC Directive on Waste Electrical Equipment and Electronic.

All our items with an electronic component are certificated and tested to meet WEEE requirements.

Are “Made in China” toys safe?

Manufacturing toys or any other product in China can be done in very high standards when made according to the latest safety standards, with modern manufacturing facilities and by means of tight QA (Quality Assurance) and QC (Quality Control).