We never had to worry about my daughter putting things in her mouth. I don't know why, but she never seemed to feel the need to try and taste everything, so like most new parents, we pat ourselves on the back, chalked it up to good parenting and found other silly things to obsess about. [ENTER] Child #2: BOY WERE WE WRONG. We weren't good parents - WE JUST GOT LUCKY.
Our son is 1 year old and pretty much tries to kill himself ever 2 minutes. One of his favorite ways to freak Mom and Dad out is to put small choking hazards into his mouth like they're candy. The only problem is...many of those small objects are toys (or parts of toys) that my daughter doesn't necessarily want to throw away - a colorful stone, a souvenir penny, a Barbie shoe, etc. So I started to see piles of these little objects on high shelves in every room. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH. I thought - all of this needs to go in one place....so VOILA! the Choke Bottle was born!
How'd You Do That?
All you need is a plastic bottle with a medium-sized neck and a cap. If it can fit through that hole, then it can choke a kid, is my rule.
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