Obsessed with Labels


Not me, Isla. Most of her toys have big long labels on them. I am not really sure if it is on purpose or so you read them. Are they meant to get cut off? Where is the instructions for the label?

Honestly these days I find Isla with her hands grasping for thin bits of wispy fabric attached to her toys. Inevitable they end up in her mouth and make the best thing for sucking on. I have to think , are they made to be this long on purpose so bubs can suck on them. They are really fascinating, they are white with some black writing on them and usually about a 10th of the size of the toy.

We have a few toys that have no labels they are mostly to aid with teething. All the fury stuff have epic tags. Ok I have just picked up the latest toy to the collection. Label is fixed with compliance to law. I know that toys are very heavily looked over if they are coming into the country. Heaven forbid someone getting sued if the toy was deemed unsafe. When I was first looking for a play mat for Isla a few months back I found it was super cheap from an online store from the USA. Well, well, little did I know you can’t import toys into Australia. Even though they are sold in the shops here. I could of saved $100!

Where does the $100 go? Does it pay for someone to approve the toys I choose to buy for my child? Am I not the person responsible for her safety?


I am very picky when choosing play items for Isla. Do they aid in her development are they made of fibers or plastics that are suitable for constant chewing. I choose. When it comes to play time, I am usually not too far away. So if something was to happen like the label was going to get stuck in her throat, I am on standby. I don’t hover like a maniac watching paint dry. Isla has enough space to explore on her own, while I can keep my eye on her. She is an inquisitive thing. I am sure when she gets to moving I will then be watching like a hawk. I have a war-zone of goodies that can come off shelves.

Whats your thoughts about the labels on toys? Do you think we should be able to buy them online from abroad?

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Lizzie Moult

Lizzie Moult

Planning, cooking, chasing kids & running an online business; it might seem like there is a lot going on. Yet Lizzie is all about living simply and creating a flexible lifestyle that enables plenty of travel, adventure and quality time. A lifestyle writer and photographer for over 10 years for numerous publications, working online for over 14 years Lizzie also works as a mentor for women who are looking to create and live a life with passion & purpose at www.lizziemoult.com.

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