If you don't know by now that millions of toys have been recalled because of lead paint contamination you're probably spoon-feeding your child asbestos- flavored baby food.
(WARNING: That's not safe!)
But as more and more recalls are reported this problem gets more toxic than a Thomas and Friends Train set.
Mom's have two choices to deal with the tainted toy epidemic.
1) Become a chemist and calculate the molecular breakdown of every item that passes within 45 yards of their child.
2) Avoid all toys made in China.
We don't know about you but we barely have time to shave our legs let alone get a degree in chemistry, so that one's out. As for ditching all toys made in China, that would leave precious few toy choices, and with the holidays right around the corner that's a big problem.
Don't despair; until toy companies can guarantee their products are lead-free there are still a couple truly 100% safe non-toxic gift alternatives. How about hermetically sealed plastic silverware? That's fun right? WAY more fun than Fisher Price Big, Big World 6-in-1 Bongo Band! Perhaps some sterilized medical sponges? (In fun colors like flesh and classic white!) Imagine how thrilled your children will be opening their holiday presents!
Or here's another thought: why not make the manufacturing of lead-based paint illegal. That way it wouldn't keep showing up on our kids stuff?!
That would be the best present of all.