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I am looking for a flashlight toy for my toddler. Every day when the mail man comes he asks me if the mail man brought him a flashlight. Today he was jumping for joy when the UPS man came to the door... but it wasn't a flashlight.....<br><br>
Anyway... anyone know of a 'safe' flashlight toy that is well made????<br><br>
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Just get a regular flashlight. Toddlers are old enough to like having a real xxx like mommy and daddy have. My DS has "borrowed" on of DHs flashlights. It's lightweight, compact, a button he can turn on and off and FUN! He even sleeps with it occassionally.
 

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My children are getting <a href="http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?page=wind-n-go-flashlight&categoryId=43010&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&parentCategory=9728&cat4=9923&shop_method=pp&feat=9728-tn" target="_blank">this</a> and my sister's son, two months older than yours, is getting a $20 version of <a href="http://www.llbean.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/CategoryDisplay?page=princeton-tec-eos-headlamp&categoryId=50223&storeId=1&catalogId=1&langId=-1&parentCategory=9727&cat4=9923&shop_method=pp&feat=9727-tn" target="_blank">this</a><br><br>
I'm not sure if either qualifies as "safe" but I like the one my children are getting, in particular, because there are no batteries! They can wind all day and have all the light they want. My sister's family has done lots of camping with their son so having a headlamp will be an added bonus. I haven't thought a lot about the safety of flashlights but I think I'd rather have my children playing with something from a high quality company vs. a painted toy flashlight.
 

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Tonka makes a flashlight that is a truck. So he can push it around playing with as a truck or carry it by the handle for the flashlight feature(while depressing the button to turn on light).<br>
My MIL got one for my son and he seems to like it alot. Although it probably is a MIC toy.
 

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Thank you Mamas for the great responses!!!! I really appreciate it! After this item my holiday shopping is complete!<br><br>
AllisonR ~ Great idea!!! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
gmvh ~ Thank you soooo much for taking the time to post the links!!! I really love them both!!! Great ideas!!!! Thank you!!! I think I will go with the crank one.... really nice!!!<br><br>
Slaydensmom ~ I will check that one out as well! Thank you!
 

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My DD loves flashlights. She just turned two. The one we let her have is a small unpainted metal one that we had kept in the glove box of the car. We have rechargeable batteries in it fortunately.
 
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