Child Safety: Frugal Baby Choke Tester

Catherine McDiarmid-Watt | Wednesday, March 20, 2024 | 0 comments
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Image: Sucker!, by Heather, on Flickr

From the picture's description: This was obviously taken before people started suing sucker companies for choking their babies to death!

Image: Sims Anti Choking Hazard Device for Kids, Home Safety Prevention and Protection Tube for Toys, Snacks or Small Objects, Portable Handheld Anti-Choke Item Tester
Anti-Choking Hazard Device
Every home should have a choke tester to check if toys and other objects are safe for baby play.

However, commercial choke testers can be complicated to find, expensive, and too small to be effective.

Did you know you have a frugal baby choke tester in your home? (No, I don't mean the baby...)

How about an empty toilet paper tube!?

Commercial choke testers are made to gov't. regulation size of 3.5 cm (1 3/8") in diameter.

Your ordinary toilet paper tube is 4.5 cm (1 6/8") in diameter.

Image: You can consider any toy or object in your home that fits inside this toilet paper tube to be a choking hazard
However, the Consumer Products Safety Commission in the U.S. has reported many deaths of babies and children who have choked on objects slightly larger than 3.5 cm (1 3/8") in diameter.

Any toy or object in your home that fits inside this toilet paper tube can be a choking hazard to your baby or child.

Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!

Image: Choking Rescue Device for Kids and Adults, Arixmed Anti Choking Device, Portable Airway Suction Device, First Aid Choking Device
Choking Rescue Device

Shopping Suggestions:

🧪 Safety 1st Small Object Choking Tester

🧪 Safety 1st Small Object Choking Tester

🧪 Choke Tester for Small Objects

🧪 School Supplies Choke Tube Set

🧪 CDN - Safety 1st Small Object Tester

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