LPT: Never buy antique toys for your children. Lots of them were painted with lead paint, and there have been instances of children chewing the paint off their toys and suffering from lead poisoning as a result.

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I didn’t know this. I love antique toys, they’re mostly far better in quality than the current plastic toys


What instances? Pretty sure ancient lead paint on the odd toy being chewed isn’t enough to give anyone poisoning. It was more people who grew up in the era surrounded by it not just in toys but in car fumes and paint on the walls.


Who gives antique toys to small children? TBH I think the world is better off without kids dumb enough to eat paint.