Child Friendly

We have taken a look at what you can expect to find on Canadian government approved products as far as labels go, and exactly what those labels can tell us when it comes to nutrition concerns. There are hundreds of products out there that do not fall under the category of food, however, and most of them contain labels as well. How can this information help to keep your family healthy?

Well, one way is by indicating which products are truly child friendly. Most of us are familiar with the labels which indicate appropriate ages for different toys. These labels are very important, as they do represent certain levels of safety when it comes to your children. Picture families sitting around their Etobicoke conds for Christmas. They have a two year old, and the toy just opened seems appropriate, as it has no small parts.

Without a label, parents (or whoever bought the gift) might not realize that some products contain inner pieces that might be hazardous to a child's health. Many of today's most popular toys, for example, contain small magnets which can be swallowed and do great harm to a child. The size of the toy is irrelevant, as the parts are what pose the hazard. Just as with food labels, toy labels will explain what is in a product that may pose harm.

Another area of concern for many parents is the exposure of their children to products which may contain harmful allergens. This is particularly true of babies, who have very sensitive skin. A look at the label on most disposable diaper boxes reveals a long list of artificial products, many of which prove irritable to the skin. Cloth diaper covers, on the other hand, read fairly simply and indicate that these are far better choices for the parent concerned about child-friendly products.

It is not just products made for children which parents need to be concerned about, either. There are any number of items in the average household that contain vital information on the labels as far as the health of children is concerned. From the resistance and working parts of test weights and machines to cleaning products and medicines, it is important to read all labels and store products appropriately when children are around.

Finally, it is important to note that in extreme cases, reading labels may help to save a child's life. Kids are very active and curious, and every once in a while someone may get into the cupboard and drink a bottle of cough medicine, or get some cleaner in their eyes. The labels on products from water treatment chemicals to aspirin will tell parents how to deal with just such an emergency.

When it comes to safety in your home, nothing is more child friendly than reading the labels on the products you purchase. The labels can help you in every step, from deciding which products to buy to emergency situations.





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