Young children are naturally inquisitive and often want to put their new ‘discoveries’ in their mouth to learn more about it. Children can choke on food, just like adults, but it’s far more likely that they will choke on toy parts and other objects. It is therefore sensible to take precautions against them choking.
Never knew about child grooming until this disturbing news came out a few months ago. Very disturbing and alarming news. Especially if you have a little child around who you are trying to teach about trust and goodness in this world. How do you tell him that there are monsters in the guise of an uncle-next-door? Or that the uncle or auntie who is a friend of the family may have ulterior motives?
If you have a son who runs away every time you mention ‘shower time’, you understand how it feels having to reason with (or drag), cajole or even bribe him to take his shower. Therefore, there have been things I have had to prepare in order to make it less of a hassle: his favourite bath toys (his toy police car, some building blocks, etc.), new toys to play with and skin care essentials, to name a few.
Ever since my son got his first few Hot Wheels toy cars, he has been fascinated with cars. When he was younger, he was only interested in aeroplanes. Now, it is racing cars, police cars, fire trucks, etc.
Therefore, not too long after, his Dad got him a Fast Lane Parking Garage. And you should have seen how his face lit up and the “Wow! Wow! Wowww!” he kept exclaiming.
Once upon a time, I read a story that has stayed with me until now. It goes, more or less, like this:
We’ve come up with a list of 9 bath toys that will definitely excite any child.
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My heart goes out to the parents of little 2-year-old Brianna Florer. Their Christmas celebration would forever be marred by this tragedy. Parents and child care personnel out there, please please be alert to this danger: button batteries.
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