Buying the right toy for a child at Christmas time can prove a mind-boggling experience. To help parents out with this task, a number of good sites on the World Wide Web provide price comparison, safety information and consumer guidelines to make Christmas toys purchases easier. Here are a few sites for some last-minute ideas:
Dr. Toy at www.drtoy.com. It offers a wide range of toy information, including safety and maintenance advice.
Safety Alerts at www.safetyalerts.com/rcls/category/toy.htm. The site features consumer safety alert information on toys in about a dozen different categories.
Toy Hound at www.toyhound.com. It has a search engine that compares prices for toys and games.
ToyTips.com at www.toytips.com. The site provides toy news, a safety guide and gift suggestions.
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission at www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/pubs/grand/toy/toysafe.html. It has shopping tips for buying safe toys for all ages of children.