Cam Cam Copenhagen
Each time I hear that there's another toy recall, I think to myself - you have got 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 these were potentially harmful? Are there quality control measures to ensure this does not happen?
I personally know a sweet lady who is a parent of three young girls. When I was visiting together with her eventually, I noticed pictures of just a little boy around the walls and asked who it had been. She told me it had been her son who'd 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 also the child succumbed. I was horrified and can only imagine just how much both of them suffered from this sad experience.
It is not easy to look at our kids every minute, but we are able to make every attempt to remove any toys that may do harm from those that they have fun 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 home are safe for your children?
Another suggestion would be to focus on age tips about toys. They are placed on the packages for a reason. You may think your child is old enough to play having a toy that's made for a mature child, but toys with small or removable parts may cause injuries or asphyxiation. Some older kids also still like to put things in their nose, ears and mouths, so you are the most useful judge to know what is suitable on their behalf.
If your toy is broken, it is best to throw it away immediately. Be aware of what's in your toy box. If tiny or broken pieces of toys are present, clean them out.
If your child receives a toy like a present or else you have obtained one which they wanted, you should attempt hard to break it (do not do it while watching child, however). If you're able to yank around the stuffed animals eyes and they are loose, they could come off and get lodged within the child's throat. Try to consider ways in which your child could 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 to be safe than sorry.