Cam Cam Copenhagen
Each time I hear that there's another toy recall, I believe to myself - you have got to be kidding! How can these dangerous toys even arrive at the shelves and within reach of our curious children in the first place? Did the makers understand that these were potentially harmful? Are there quality control measures to make sure this doesn't happen?
We Might Be Tiny
I personally know a sweet lady who is a mother of three little girls. When 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 explained it had been her son who had died at age three when a toy got stuck in his throat. His father had tried desperately to get rid of the lodged toy, but his attempts were fruitless, and the child succumbed. I was horrified and may only imagine how much they both experienced this sad experience.
It is difficult to look at our children every minute, but we can make every make an effort to remove any toys that could do harm from those that they play with every single day. Your children also may receive toys as presents from well-meaning family members and friends for birthdays and holidays. How will you be sure that the toys you've in your house are safe for your kids?
Another suggestion is to focus on age recommendations on toys. They are placed on the packages for any reason. You may think your son or daughter is old enough to play having a toy that's 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 be aware what is appropriate on their behalf.
If your toy is broken, it is advisable to throw it away immediately. Be familiar with 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 like a present or you have obtained 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 animals eyes and they're loose, they could appear and obtain lodged in the child's throat. Try to think of ways that your son or daughter may use it and test to see if the toy will break apart. You can also test all toy gifts ever since they were not given using the intention to harm the child. It is best safe than sorry.