Simplifying Science

Childproofing 2.0

Okay, sometimes childproofing measures feel like they go a bit overboard. How often does it take you longer to unpackage and unravel a toy in its box than it takes your child to finish playing with the toy altogether? Just because toys designed for young children are overly-scrutinized for safety, the same is not true when it comes to gadgets for older kids or adults. Buckyballs are a perfect example. Take a look at this article and do a once-over in your house checking for things that a kid might put in the mouth - then get rid of them or get them to a super-secure spot. This is true even if your kids are over age 3. In my house, I am especially vigilant about small magnets, small batteries, coins and plastic caps.