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Babies, siblings, and choking hazards

checking if toys are choking hazardsEmma and Johnny are both veteran graduates of the Stick Everything You Can Reach In Your Mouth School, and much to their delight I let them play with teeny tiny toys. They can, however, be a bit keen on sharing these small toys with Lily, who is still enthusiastically enrolled in the Stick Everything You Can Reach In Your Mouth School. I decided to remedy the situation by providing Emma and Johnny with homemade Choking Hazard Detectors, also known as toilet paper roll tubes. Both children are now expert testers, and Emma decorated her Choking Hazard Detector very nicely:

homemade choking hazard detector

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

16 thoughts on “Babies, siblings, and choking hazards”

  1. What a fabulous idea! I was very lucky that the oral stage was very short in both my girls – it was so hard keeping all of Abby’s tiny toys away from Lizzy!

  2. I’ll be sure to remeber this great idea. I love how necessity is the mother of invention.

    Your homemade pizza looked delicious, the aroma wafting through the house must have been fantastic.

    Emma’s thank you cards are adorable. What a sweet gesture and a wonderful learning opportunity to take the time to personally thank everyone. I can only imagine everyone’s faces as they received such a gorgeous card – Emma’s cards would have put a great big smile on everyone’s faces.

    Your recent Wordless Wednesday Photo is so precious. Your three children sitting in the box and looking so happy made me smile!
    .-= Elise´s last blog .."Mummy, come quickly…" =-.

  3. Elisa | blissfulE

    Great idea, and I especially love Emma’s demo!
    .-= Elisa | blissfulE´s last blog ..Vi’s chat show :: episode one =-.

  4. I love this idea of getting the kids on board to help prevent a choking incident. Leila is just starting to put things in her mouth. I’ve kind of forgotten what it’s like to have a baby in that phase.

  5. Good Idea! Kiddo likes to announce “New Kid can’t have this mom! The box says 3 and up!” Of course,I think it is because he want to keep it to himself, not because he is benevolent. That will have to come later (I hope!).
    .-= Mom and Kiddo´s last blog ..Rub a Dub Dub =-.

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