Yesterday while Juice and Butterfly were at church and the boys were napping (did I say I was able to get almost 3 hours to myself yesterday? No? Well, I did. It was great and went by way too fast.) Anyway, I came across a blog I like to read and she had a big article about the new safety law set to come into effect on Feb 10. The law basically states that anything sold to a child 12 and under has to be tested for harmful toxins. It also means that anything that is not tested will be considered toxic waste after Feb 10th. (Read a good article about it here.)
So what? You ask. Well, I’m a little heart sick at this news because it means that anything sold to children, even second hand stuff, will have to be tested. Most of the kids’ clothes I get second hand. Most of their toys even. Babies go through their clothes so fast and they are barely used sometimes. My clothing budget is what it is. And if I have to buy new clothes with it (you can bet that prices for new clothes will go up because of all this testing), they will have 7 outfits and a Sunday outfit and that is it.
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It’s a good law. I think our kids deserve to be as safe as possible. But I don’t think this is the way to go about doing it.