Simple toys are always our favorites, but even they aren't safe anymore. Lead paint on Thomas the Train toys shocked me. I've always worried that Made In China items aren't manufactured under proper guidelines, especially cheap wooden toys. But isn't Brio (and its subsidiaries) a brand mothers should trust?
The tainted dog food scandal has me questioning even the human food produced in China, especially Walmart's affordable organic products. Who can really know for sure, when things are made in a Communist country on the other side of the world?
I already make so many staples from scratch, from crackers to dishwasher detergent. Will these new threats require me to become a one-woman manufacturing company? It's hard finding the balance between cautious parenting and a small budget.
If you need me, I'll be out in the garage sanding a new set of blocks from non-pressure-treated wood.