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Choosing Safe Toys For Your Children

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Every time I hear that there is another toy recall, I think to myself - you have got to be kidding! How can these dangerous toys even get to the shelves and at your fingertips of our curious children to begin with? Did the manufacturers realize that they were potentially harmful? Exist quality control measures to ensure this doesn't happen?

I personally know a sweet lady who's a parent of three little girls. After i was visiting with her one day, I noticed pictures of just a little boy on the walls and asked who it had been. She told me it had been her son who'd died at age 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 may only imagine how much both of them experienced this sad experience.

It is difficult to watch our kids every minute, but we are able to make every make an effort to remove any toys that may do harm from the ones that they play with every single day. Your children also may receive toys as presents from well-meaning members of the family and friends for birthdays and holidays. How can you be sure that the toys you have in your house are secure for your children?

Another suggestion would be to pay attention to age tips about toys. They're put on the packages for any reason. You may think your child now has wrinkles enough to play with a toy that is designed for a mature child, but toys with small or removable parts can cause injuries or asphyxiation. Some older children also still like to put things in their nose, ears and mouths, so you are the best judge to know what is appropriate on their behalf.

If your toy is broken, it is advisable to throw it away immediately. Be aware of what's in your toy box. If tiny or broken pieces of toys are present, clean them out.

If your little one receives a toy like a present or you have purchased one which they wanted, you should try hard to break it (avoid them in front of the child, however). If you're able to yank around the stuffed toys eyes and they're loose, they might come off and obtain lodged within the child's throat. Try to consider ways in which your son or daughter may use it and test to find out if the toy will fall apart. You may also test all toy gifts since they were not given with the intention to harm the kid. It is best safe than sorry.