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    I wouldn't use that centre. All those things you've mentioned as not safe for children under 3. If something happened she would end up in serious trouble. Lego is really for 4+ year olds and the hazards of swallowing magnets are massive. My dd is 23 months old and at the dinner table the other night she suddenly put spaghetti up her nose. She's never put anything up her nose before and we were right there and stopped it causing any trouble, but in childcare having Lego out is a recipe for disaster with a 13 mo!

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    How strange. I wouldnt send my child there.

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    Look for another place for your DD. DS is in a room for 18-30 month old toddlers and they don't even have little toys that could be a choking hazard.
    You won't feel at ease leaving her there.

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    i saw doing diploma in childrens services not long ago and my understanding was anything smaller then a 35mm film canister was a potential choke hazard and was not suitable for children's play room for under 3 yr old.

    If child ratio was 1:1 ok maybe her method would work. At home with my own children and with other young children visiting I might have a larger range of toys including 'choke hazards' but I would be trying to keep these away from younger children.

    For a designated under 3 room with children from 6 months I just cant see why the toys would be in there especially just left on the table if an adult is not sitting down directly supervising the play


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    Absolutely NOT cool with me. Actually katelyn started daycare a week after she swallowed part of a Breast pump (the white valve in an avent manual pump) and she needed a general anaesthetic, tubes down her throat to remove it. Which really was a great outcome compared to what could have happened. It had been in the cupboard, inside the pump, and it never occurred to me it was a hazard but it happened with her at my feet while I made jasper toast.

    So I told the carers that and they removed a few things that I'd not have considered to be a risk - they'd be too big to swallow even for her - but they would rather remove them than not.

    I couldn't leave my toddler with someone who didn't see choking hazards as being a genuine threat to my child's health and safety. Full stop.

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    In a daycare setting- absolutely not ok! The carer would be running round madly all day saying no. At home though I taught my daughter from an early age what she could and couldn't put in her mouth. Her 6yo brother is a lego fanatic and as much as I keep the lego away from dd I always see bits here and there. Funny though, someone gave her a little piece of candy floss recently and dd wouldn't put it in her mouth. She probably thought it was fluff

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    In a daycare setting- absolutely not ok! The carer would be running round madly all day saying no. At home though I taught my daughter from an early age what she could and couldn't put in her mouth. Her 6yo brother is a lego fanatic and as much as I keep the lego away from dd I always see bits here and there. Funny though, someone gave her a little piece of candy floss recently and dd wouldn't put it in her mouth. She probably thought it was fluff

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    Where I work, if we want to plan something that may be considered a risk for the children (e.g. water play, jumping castle, tools etc) we must have at least one carer sitting at that experience for the duration of its availability. If the lego were supervised in this manner I would not see it as an issue but just left out in a mixed room? No way.


 

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