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Choosing Safe Toys For Your Children

Lucky Boy Sunday

Each time I hear that there's another toy recall, I think to myself - you have got to be kidding! How do these dangerous toys even get to the shelves and within reach of our curious children in the first place? Did the makers realize that they were potentially harmful? Exist quality control measures to make sure this does not happen?

I personally know a sweet lady who's a mother of three young girls. When I was visiting together with her eventually, I noticed pictures of just a little boy around the walls and asked who it was. She told me it was her son who'd died at three whenever a toy got stuck in his throat. His father had tried desperately to remove the lodged toy, but his attempts were fruitless, and the child succumbed. I had been horrified and can only imagine how much both of them experienced this sad experience.

It is difficult to look at our children every minute, but we are able to make every make an effort to remove any toys that may do harm from those that they play with every single day. Your kids also may receive toys as presents from well-meaning family members and friends for birthdays and holidays. How can you make certain that toys you have in your home are safe for your kids?

Another suggestion is to focus on age tips about toys. They're placed on the packages for any reason. It may seem your child now has wrinkles enough to experience with a toy that's designed for an older child, but toys with small or removable parts may cause injuries or asphyxiation. Some older children also still prefer to put things in their nose, ears and mouths, so you are the best judge to know what is appropriate for them.

If a toy is broken, it is advisable to dispose of it immediately. Be familiar with what's in your toy box. If tiny or broken bits of toys can be found, clean them out.

If your child receives a toy as a present or else you have purchased one which they wanted, you should try hard to break it (avoid them in front of the child, however). If you can yank on the stuffed toys eyes and they are loose, they could come off and get lodged within the child's throat. Attempt to consider ways in which your child could use it and test to find out if the toy will fall apart. You may also test all toy gifts ever since they were not given using the intention to harm the kid. It is best safe than sorry.