If you have more than one child, then you may be very, very familiar with the drill of constantly reminding your older kids to keep tiny toys away from the baby. MaryAnne at Mama Smiles came up with the fabulous idea of appealing to her preschoolers' scientific curiosity and arming them with homemade Choking Hazard Detectors (aka toilet paper rolls).
By all accounts, the devices have been a success. Says MaryAnne on her blog: "Both children are now expert testers, and Emma decorated her Choking Hazard Detector very nicely."
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