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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 believe to myself - you have to be kidding! How can these dangerous toys even arrive at the shelves and within reach in our curious children to begin with? Did the manufacturers realize that they were possibly damaging? Exist qc measures to ensure this doesn't happen?

Personally, i know a sweet lady who is a mother of three little girls. After i was visiting together with her eventually, I noticed images of a little boy around the walls and asked who it was. She told me it had been her son who had died at three when a toy got stuck in the throat. His father had tried desperately to remove the lodged toy, but his attempts were fruitless, and also the child succumbed. I had been horrified and can only imagine just how much they both suffered from this sad experience.

It is difficult to look at our kids every minute, but we can make every make an effort to remove any toys that could do harm from those that they have fun 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 make certain that toys you have in your home are safe for your kids?

Another suggestion is to pay attention to age tips about toys. They're put on the packages for a reason. You may think your child is old enough to experience having a toy that is made for an older child, but toys with small or removable parts can cause injuries or asphyxiation. Some older kids also still like to put things in their nose, ears and mouths, so you are the best judge to be aware what is appropriate for them.

If a toy is broken, it is best to throw it away immediately. Be aware of what's inside your toy box. If tiny or broken bits of toys are present, clean them out.

If your child receives a toy like a present or else you have purchased one which they wanted, you should attempt hard to break it (do not do it 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 may use it and test to find out if the toy will break apart. You may also test all toy gifts since they were not given with the intention to harm the kid. It is better to be safe than sorry.