There are many different aspects of clothing parents should be cautious of.
One of the main things that parents should be concerned with when it comes to their children’s clothing is the presence of drawstrings. These are a very clear strangulation hazard, but unfortunately many clothing manufacturers choose to include drawstrings on items such as sweatshirts and jackets despite the safety hazard. Luckily it is quite easy to remove them from clothing and parents can still buy clothes with these drawstrings if they intend to modify them before use.
Drawstrings are dangerous for a variety of reasons, not least of which is that they are usually found around the neck in clothing like jackets and sweatshirts and can get caught on many things. For example, they can get caught on the bars of a crib and cause the child to strangle themselves. Older children playing on playground equipment could face the risk of having their neck drawstrings caught on the equipment and subsequently strangling to death. The same risk is also present if children play around fences. Drawstrings aren’t only present at the neck. Some jackets have drawstrings at waist level and some pants also have drawstrings at waist level. These drawstrings are also a safety hazard. They tend to get caught in the doors of cars very easily. Children who take a school bus might also have these drawstrings caught in the bus doors. Any vehicle door becomes a risk for a child with waist drawstrings.
Kids hi vis clothing is the best option to keep children safe. These are the perfect clothes to wear during occasions such as working out on the farm, playing in the backyard, walking near traffic since it will enable everyone to be aware that your child is there and clearly visible.
It goes without saying that one of the biggest safety concerns regarding small children is the possibility of choking on a small object. Clothing can be a choking hazard if it has any detachable pieces that are small enough to swallow. These objects include rhinestones, snaps, and any other type of decorative material attached to clothing that can be easily removed. Some items mentioned, such as zippers, don’t necessarily come off easily, but parents should check if all of the small object are securely attached each time they dress their child to prevent any mishaps. In order to make sure nothing ever happens, it might be best to avoid buying any clothing for children that have small parts wherever it is possible to do so. This will also help give parents peace of mind knowing that there is no risk of an accident happening.
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