RJs Pink Pet

You might be wondering what kind of pet is pink in color. Yes, it is pink, it lives in water, it is lifeless yet it is growing. It is neither a pig nor a fish. It is called colored growing.

It is a toy actually, a pink fly impostor, but RJ said it is her pet. She changes the water everyday and checks it regularly. It was as small as the one on the right when RJ bought it.

After 72 hours it expanded because it soaked up all the liquid. According to the package, it will expand up to 600% and if you’ll remove it from water, it will shrink to its original size. Having one will definitely give the kids that fun and amazing experience. But the question isโ€ฆis it safe for the kids?

The colored growing toys are from China. It can be dinosaur, different animals or insects. They are made of hard spongy and expanding polymeric materials. It has no lead so it may be safe for the big kids but not for the small ones. Colored growing toys pose a risk of choking because after 72 hours in water the toys expand in different dimensions. The small parts maybe detached from the toy as well as the rest of it. They fit into small cylinders but may expand more than 50%. As per Europeโ€™s consumer affairs, the products do not comply with the Toys Directive and the relevant European standard EN 71 so it is banned in most European countries.

There was a warning on the package though that it is choking hazard and it has small parts so it is not for children under 3 years old. But still we should guide and look after our children while playing with these toys. As parents, we must use our own judgment in choosing which toys are safe for our kids. It is also our responsibility to choose the activities that are fun yet safe for them. RJ is already eight years old and already knows what to do with her toys so I do not think I should worry much about these colored growing toys.

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  1. it looks cute because it’s pink but I don’t want to hold it. it looks scary..hehe. thanks for the visit! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. nice pink pet RJ

  3. My youngest daughter used to be crazy about a similar toy that also expands when soaked in water although hers were small sago like balls. I would not trust China regarding those luminous toys. They may contain toxic paint materials that make them glow. China has been so notorious in exporting cheap but harmful toys that were already banned in most western countries. So their products find their way to impoverished countries like us through smuggling. Thanks for the post. God bless you all always.

  4. Krislin, Ting (S.Pike) says:

    You are right about the worries.. I have a younger cousin, he loves such toys too.. and here in Singapore, there’s even plants not just ‘animals’…

    Yeah, as long as he knows what to do, you should rest your mind and just check to make sure occasionally.. ๐Ÿ™‚

    A great shade of pink you shared..

    Oh yes, I am following your blog and am wondering if you could also return the follow.. You know, a birthday gift I hope to receive online since my birthday is round the corner and yeah, hope to see my number moving on my followers..

    Hope to see you, yeah? ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. We have one like that Tita but ours was a horse.. I like Ate RJ’s more because it is pink.

  6. that was so cute!

  7. mommy jes says:

    wow ang cute! ๐Ÿ˜€

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