Cam Cam Copenhagen
Each time I hear that there's another toy recall, I think to myself - you have got to be kidding! How can these dangerous toys even get to the shelves and within reach of our curious children to begin with? Did the makers realize that these were possibly damaging? Are there quality control measures to make sure this doesn't happen?
Personally, i know a sweet lady who's a mother of three young girls. After i was visiting with her one day, I noticed images of just a little boy on the walls and asked who it was. She told me it had been her son who had died at age three whenever 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 can only imagine just how much both of them suffered from this sad experience.
It is difficult to watch our children every minute, but we can make every attempt to remove any toys that could do harm from those that they play with every 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 be sure that the toys you have in your home are secure for your kids?
Another suggestion would be to pay attention to age tips about toys. They're put on the packages for a reason. You may think your child is old enough to experience with a toy that's designed for a mature child, but toys with small or removable parts may cause injuries or asphyxiation. Some older kids also still prefer to put things in 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 familiar with what's 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 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 are loose, they might come off and get lodged within the child's throat. Try to think of ways that your child 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 to be safe than sorry.