At a gathering shortly after my oldest child was born, a very well meaning lady handed me a newspaper article.
The headline was right to the point:
Top 10 Early Childhood Choking Hazards
Things a healthy house can do without
The Top 10 List is one of the staples of publicity, so I had to respect the execution. Still, the whole fear thing always rubs me the wrong way.
But, I was a new parent and was particularly susceptible to the whole DANGER-DANGER-DANGER narrative. In this case, though, there was something that tingled my
I cannot remember all of the items and tips on the list, but a few are burned into my memory:
* Assorted brands of building toys with small parts.
* Grapes (always cut them in half)
* Hot dogs (always cut them in half lengthwise)
You get the idea.
As families line up this week to have their Halloween candy x-rayed, keep in mind that there always will be a Top 10. If you can get in on the danger narrative to advance your client’s cause this Halloween, have at.
That’s what we do.
Just don’t get all freaked out by it.
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