PARENTING: Brilliant Way to Check for Choking Hazards


A mom has a genius way to determine which toys are safe for babies and toddlers to play with.

Holly shared her hack on TikTok, and it’s simple – and brilliant. Grab an empty toilet paper roll, then get the toy that’s within your child’s age range. If the toy passes through the toilet roll, it isn’t safe for your child to play with. If it doesn’t go through, it’s good to go.

Holly’s tip is even one pediatricians use. Dr. Nkeiruka Orajiaka, who posted her own TikTok on the subject, uses the method to check toys for children up to age 3. “Anything that passes through the tube means it can go into their mouth and they can swallow it,” Dr. Orajiaka told Today. (In the Know)


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