The toy recalls are coming fast and furious these days. With the holidays approaching, its hard to know what exactly to avoid and what is safe to buy.

Should you trash all plastic toys? Or all toys made in China? Only buy wooden toys? Unfortunately, its not as simple as any of those solutions.

Luckily for all of us, over at Cool Mom Picks they’ve come up with a great guide to safe toys, cleverly called The Cool Mom Picks Safer Toy Guide 2007. With categories like teething, toddling, pretending, cuddling, and vrooming, you can’t go wrong with their guide. Plus, in addition to all the great gift ideas, they also have discount coupons for some of our favorite sites like Moolka, Twig, and Sparkability.

So, with this shopping guide and some good old fashioned common sense and label reading, here’s to happy and safe toy shopping this holiday season!