My older children are always holding something up and asking, “Can Elizabeth have this?” Right when I think they have gotten the idea of what items are safe for a 7 month old to play with, one of them brings me a Lego minifigure. Uhhhh. No. She most certainly CANNOT have that!I am blessed to have such great helpers (aka – the kiddos), but they are still under the age of 10 and have a lot to learn about safety. This “anti-choking helper” acts as a gauge by which items can be evaluated by the kids. Keep in mind, I still insist they check with me, but this little tube rules out a lot of guessing on their part.
The “helper”? – A good-old toilet paper roll. Decorating it is just silly, but it does make it more fun.
Here’s the rule: If an item fits completely inside the tube without sticking out, it IS a choking hazard and must not be given to a baby or toddler. See? Items on the left are a no-no and the items on the right get a thumbs up.