Cam Cam Copenhagen
Every time I hear that there is another toy recall, I think to myself - you have to be kidding! How can these dangerous toys even get to the shelves and at your fingertips in our curious children in the first place? Did the makers realize that they were potentially harmful? Are there quality control measures to ensure this does not happen?
I personally know a sweet lady who is a mother of three little girls. After i was visiting with her eventually, I noticed images of just a little boy around the walls and asked who it had been. She explained it had been her son who had died at three when a toy got stuck in his 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 may only imagine how much both of them suffered from this sad experience.
It is difficult to look at our kids every minute, but we can make every attempt to remove any toys that could do harm from those that they have fun with every single day. Your kids 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 house are safe for your kids?
Another suggestion is to pay attention to age tips about toys. They're put on the packages for any reason. You may think your child is old enough to play with a toy that is made for an older child, but toys with small or removable parts may 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 suitable for them.
If a toy is broken, it is best to throw it away immediately. Be familiar with what is inside your toy box. If tiny or broken bits of toys are present, clean them out.
If your little one receives a toy like a present or else you have purchased one which they wanted, you should try hard to break it (do not do it in front of the child, however). If you can yank on the stuffed animals eyes and they are loose, they could come off and get lodged in the child's throat. Try to consider ways that your son or daughter could 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 using the intention to harm the child. It is best to be safe than sorry.