Are you tired of looking at a beat up, dingy toy box? Children can be hard on toy chests, especially ones they play with on a regular basis.
With so many products having poor quality, it’s not surprising they only last a few years. Here are some signs that you may need to get a replacement.
- The paint has lead in it. This is not immediately obvious unless there’s a recall. But if your toy box was made in China, it may be a good idea to do a home lead test to rule out the possibility, especially if you have a small child who chews on it.
- The sides or bottom are broken. Broken toy chests for boys or girls do not work! They are dangerous and can not hold toys properly. Replace these right away.
- The hinges are broken. These are often the first parts to go on a toy box. You may notice that they are “sticky” and hard to open and close. This can cause the lid to get stuck in a closed position with the child inside, which can lead to suffocation. Don’t hesitate in replacing these.
- The wood is warped. This can also cause the lid to be stuck in a closed position. This type of toy box needs to be replaced right away.
Once you’ve decided to replace your toy box, you have a fun time ahead of you! There are so many good models available. You can find a design to fit any room in your house.
You could also get a toy box that your child could play with, like this Thomas toy box whose lid doubles as a train track. You could even get a multipurpose wooden toy box that works as a bench or bookshelf.
Whatever you choose, it’s bound to be an improvement over a broken toy chest!