Every time I hear that there is another toy recall, I think to myself - you have got to be kidding! How do these dangerous toys even get to the shelves and within reach in our curious children to begin with? Did the makers understand that they were possibly damaging? Exist quality control measures to make sure this does not happen?
Personally, i know a sweet lady who's a parent of three young girls. After i was visiting together with her eventually, I noticed images of a little boy around the walls and asked who it had been. She told me it had been her son who'd died at three whenever a toy got stuck in the 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 both of them suffered from this sad experience.
It is difficult to watch our children every minute, but we are able to make every attempt to remove any toys that could do harm from the ones that they play with every day. Your children may also 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 home are secure for your kids?
Another suggestion would be to focus on age recommendations on toys. They are placed on the packages for a reason. You may think your son or daughter is old 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 in their nose, ears and mouths, which means you are the best judge to know what is suitable for them.
If your toy is broken, it is advisable to dispose of it immediately. Be aware of what is inside your toy box. If tiny or broken pieces of toys are present, clean them out.
If your little one receives a toy as a present or else you have obtained one that they wanted, you should attempt difficult to break it (do not do it while watching child, however). If you can yank around the stuffed toys eyes and they're loose, they could appear and obtain lodged within the child's throat. Attempt to consider ways that your child could use it and test to see if the toy will fall apart. You can 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.