Be careful with the finger paint your child uses

Be careful with the finger paint your child uses

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Lead, arsenic and cadmium. Chemical compounds that can be a 'time bomb' for children's health. Perhaps we think that it is something foreign to our home. Where will our son find these compounds? And yet we can have it closer than we think.

Some finger paints for babies use substances in high doses, higher than those allowed. And painting, in principle, a fantastic gift for children, can be transformed into a dangerous weapon for their health.

Health authorities often discover 'defects' in baby toys and accessories. In this case, they have found a high level of toxicity in some batches of children's finger paint from the Alpino, Fevicryl and Dinova brands.

These lots have obviously been withdrawn from the market. Both Alpino Baby's yellow, red, green and blue paints that had high levels of lead and Fevicryl finger paint, dangerous due to its high cadmium and lead content. In the case of Dinova, the green color has had to be removed due to high levels of arsenic.

Finger painting is great for developing children's creativity. But remember that, for a baby, it is also a tremendous temptation that invites them to try it and experiment with it (painting their entire body). Therefore, you must make sure that the paint you give it is not toxic. Pay special attention to these points:

- Check all the information that the labeling includes: origin, age to which it is addressed ...

- Make sure the paint meets all required national and European standards. Look well that complies with the European standard UNE-EN 71. This rule limits the use of impurities, preservatives and other elements or substances dangerous to the health of the child.

- If they include bitter to dissuade children from ingesting them, all the better.

- They do not contain latex or any other common allergen.

If you prefer, you can make your own finger paint. How? Very easy:

1. Bring three cups of water to a boil. As soon as it boils, you remove it from the heat.

2. Add a cup of flour dissolved in a little cold water and after stirring, boil one more time.

3. Once you remove it from the heat, distribute the mixture into several glass containers and add a little vegetable or food coloring to each one.

4. Once it cools down, it is ready to use. And ... to paint!

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