Kids grow out of phases so rapidly that it's natural to want to pinch a few pennies when purchasing toys. That said, Gaynor Humphrey, who works with toy manufacturer and distributor Best Years warns of purchasing baby toys at an off-price retailer. "Most of these outlets get their stocks from companies needing to clear overstocks, but they also get stock through third-party clearance houses," says Humphrey. "One potential problem is that the toys may not conform to current testing standards, or are 'knock-off ' merchandise which, again, may not have been made to the strict standards you would want from a baby toy." Instead, look for great deals on eco-friendly playthings, like Green Toys My First Stacker.
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