Skip Nav
Toddlers
Why I'm Proud of My Son's Long Hair
Pregnancy
The 1 Major Thing I Didn't Give Up When I Found Out I Was Pregnant
Pregnancy
100 Unique Yet Beautiful Girls' Names

Wheels are Choking Hazards

Lil Tip: Check Toys For Choking Hazards

The other day while I was getting ready, my daughter entertained herself with toys. She came running back to my bedroom and handed my husband a rubber black ring. Seeing she had something in her mouth, he asked her to open it. When she did, there were two more black rubber rings the size of pennies on top of her tongue. Freaked out, he fished them out and asked her to put them back where she got them. We followed her to the culprit — a double-decker toy bus. The wheels are lined with rubber rings, which apparently come off easily for a 21 month old. Horrified by the vehicle's design, I immediately put it out of her reach.

Before I bought the toy, I checked for age restrictions and even inspected it for possible broken parts. I learned a valuable lesson — check the wheels to make sure all of their components are secure.

Around The Web
Join The Conversation
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
Thanks for the tip!
milosmommy milosmommy 8 years
Thanks for the tip!
sofi sofi 8 years
Ah- we had a similar double decker toy bus like that and the wheels quickly got taken off! Thank goodness my son wasn't putting anything in his mouth at that point. that bus got tossed as soon as he was in bed- what bus????
nv27 nv27 8 years
Scary!
nv27 nv27 8 years
Scary!
Timeout Alternatives
Cars 3 Toys
How to Stop Being a Helicopter Parent
Baby Safe Feeder
Selena Doll Makeover
American Girl's Korean and Hawaiian Dolls
Bad Parenting Habits
Mom Writes Easter Bunny Letter to Teach Kids About Behavior
Schools Banning Fidget Spinners
What to Do If Your Child Thinks They're in Charge
From Our Partners
Latest Moms
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds