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My toddler ingested paint from a toy train that was made in china and i didn't realize it. I did a lead test which was negative but positive for chromium. Will this cause him permanent damage or harm?
No: A variety of chromium compounds appear in paints ("chromo" means "color"); the only chromium compound that's supposed to be a problem is the hexavalent chromium, and it would surprise me greatly if this was the form on a toy even from china. Chromium is actually an essential nutrient and a dubious dietary supplement. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Singing Parent: Seriously. This may not apply to you if you spend a lot of time face-to-face with your child already, but i think one of the main epidemics of the 21st century is the epidemic of human contact deficiency. Children go from squeaky toy to spell-and-speak to a smartphone while receiving no reinforcement of social cues. Having said that, i think the best musical toy is a toy instrument to play. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Everyone's different: Everyone is different. Some enjoy sex toys while others don't. Some like various positions while others like just one. Once weekly is enough for some but once daily isn't enough for others. The point is that everyone is different. The difficulty is in finding a "perfect" match w/your partner. If that's not possible, know that your partner shouldn't make you feel guilty for being different. ...Read more
Privacy variety cost: Some people are embarrassed about their need or desire to use a sex toy. Buying it online avoids the need for a face to face purchase through a conventional store. Buying anything online tends to offer you a wider variety of choices and frequently a better price, but perhaps less convenient service. If your toy is defective, you will probably have to mail it back to the vendor which takes time. ...Read more
Educational toys: Use toys that are safe and that stimulate the mind and the body. Children respond best to quality time with parents doing simple things. Reading to them, crawling with them, inventing games to play with boxes, etc. Toys can be additional help and should not replace one on one time. Puzzles for right age can be good. Legos can be good for the right age, etc. ...Read more
Is there any battery acid or anything dangerous on the outside of a battery? I was putting one in a toy and got a cut and worried it touched my cut.
Dry cell battery: Batteries are safe unless swallowed whence acids can breach the casing. ...Read more
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