From the picture's description: "This was obviously taken before people started suing sucker companies for choking their babies to death!"
Photo credit: Artbyheather, on Flickr
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Every home should have a choke tester to check if toys and other objects are safe for baby play.
But commercial choke testers can be very difficult to find, very expensive and too small to be effective.
(available in the UK)
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.
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.
Your ordinary toilet paper tube is 4.5 cm (1 6/8") in diameter.
You can consider any toy or object in your home that fits inside this toilet paper tube to be a choking hazard to your baby or child.
Thanks to Catherine for this Frugal Baby Tip!
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