WANT to know if an item is a choking hazard for kids? It turns out there is a very simple trick for being able to tell.
Parenting site Baby Center released a video showing how a toilet roll can be key when it comes to child safety.
They explained: “All you need to see if a toy is a choking hazard is a toilet paper roll.
“It’s simple, if a toy can pass through the roll, that means it is small enough to get stuck in a child’s throat and be a choking hazard.
“If it is too big to pass through then a toy is safe for a baby or toddler under three to play with.”
The video was shared with the caption “We love this safety tip!” and has racked up over 11,000 likes.
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One parent responded: “Toy tips moms should know about.”
Another added: “immediately tests every toy in the household.”
A third wrote: “oh no, that's so much smaller than I thought it would be, so many things to look out for.”
However, one replied: “Their windpipe is the diameter of a straw!
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“Something grape sized could get lodged in the top. But a toilet paper roll?! A whole pacifier could fit.”
The NHS website says: “Food is the most common thing for babies and toddlers to choke on. Young children may also put small objects in their mouths that could cause choking.
“Keep small objects, such as buttons, coins and small toy parts, out of your baby's reach.
"Keep toys designed for older children away from babies and toddlers, as they may have small parts.”
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