Each time I hear that there's another toy recall, I think to myself - you have to be kidding! How do these dangerous toys even arrive at 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 qc measures to make sure this does not happen?
Personally, i 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 told me it was her son who'd died at three whenever a toy got stuck in the throat. His father had tried desperately to remove the lodged toy, but his attempts were fruitless, and the child succumbed. I was horrified and can only imagine just how much both of them experienced this sad experience.
It is not easy to watch our children every minute, but we are able to make every make an effort to remove any toys that could do harm from those that they have fun with every day. Your kids may also receive toys as presents from well-meaning members of the family and friends for birthdays and holidays. How will you be sure that the toys you have in your home are secure for your children?
Another suggestion would be to pay attention to age tips about toys. They're put on the packages for a reason. It may seem your son or daughter now has wrinkles enough to experience having a toy that's 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 within 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 best to dispose of it immediately. Be aware of what is in your toy box. If tiny or broken bits of toys can be found, clean them out.
If your little one gets to be a toy as a present or you have obtained one that they wanted, you should attempt hard to break it (avoid them while watching child, however). If you can yank around the stuffed animals eyes and they're loose, they could come off and get lodged within the child's throat. Try to consider ways that your son or daughter may use it and test to find out if the toy will fall apart. You can also test all toy gifts ever since they were not given using the intention to harm the kid. It is better to be safe than sorry.