Window Gel Clings

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Gel cling products come in several colors and shapes. Many people use them for decorating windows during the holidays to make their home feel more festive. While they’re only minimally toxic when actually swallowed, they can be a choking hazard.

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Glass Cleaner

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Some cleaning products are blue or green and can resemble sports drinks. For this reason, they may be attractive to curious children, so it is important to keep them locked up and out of reach.

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Hair gel and hair products on a store self.

Hair Gel

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Hair gels, like other cosmetic products, are often kept on bathroom countertops, making them easy for children to reach. Small children may be attracted to the way hair gel smells or simply want to imitate you by using the product.

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Baby Wipes

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If you have a baby or young children in your home, you know that they may put anything in their mouth. Baby wipes are a staple in the homes of parents with young children. These products are only minimally toxic, but they can be a choking hazard if swallowed.

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Bath Bombs

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Bath bombs are available in a variety of shapes, colors, and fragrances and are added to the bathtub to soften the skin and make a more relaxing experience. They are usually made of sodium bicarbonate (baking soda) mixed with a weak acid and various fragrances, oils, dyes, or moisturizers.

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Styrofoam

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Styrofoam is a foam plastic that does not break down or get absorbed into the body when ingested. If a large piece of styrofoam is ingested, it can cause gagging and choking. There is a chance for the piece to become stuck in the esophagus and cause mild discomfort with swallowing.

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Candles

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Most candles are made of beeswax, paraffin wax or a plant based wax. Additional ingredients include dyes to color the candle and essential oils to add fragrance. Commonly children have easy access to birthday candles and take a bite from the small candle.

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