It is the time of year when I am working on product development for the new season. Being a designer of children’s products, I am knee deep in gathered info on the rules and regulations of child safety. AHHH!!  Sometimes screams of frustration can be heard  from my studio windows!!!! Don’t get me wrong, these guidelines are very important for the safety of our children and I respect them all! It is understanding them that makes me crazy!!

 I decided to look around on Etsy to see if I could find some old toys still circulating in their vintage category. Well I found some my kids played with and according to all the rules in effect now, I really don’t know how my kids survived or even the many generations before them. The good news is that we should all be thankful that there are so many people watching out for all of your children now. Sure we will still see an occasional recall, but in the end we have come a long way on demanding safety first!

music box:  ManateesToyBox           Cash register: starfriendsonearth

Little snoopy: ManateesToyBox        xylaphone: midlandmom

rocking horse: upscaleyardsale



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About Deborah

Deborah Acquino is the owner of LotAspots, a company that sells children’s personalized accessories. Visit to see the latest designs. She has 3 children and resides outside of Charleston, S.C. with her husband Chris and 2 dogs, Simon and Skippy.
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