When children love to chew on pencils, it can be a sign of psychological stress

on the one hand, it relieves Stress, it helps you Focus. Adults chew sometimes at the Ends of their pens around, if you exercise your brain, but especially chil

When children love to chew on pencils, it can be a sign of psychological stress

on the one hand, it relieves Stress, it helps you Focus. Adults chew sometimes at the Ends of their pens around, if you exercise your brain, but especially children make. Many parents ask themselves: Can that be good? The answer: not Good, not harmful, but usually not.

in Particular, in the case of pins that were made especially for children, can be largely all-clear is given. Because such pins fall into the category of "toys" - and for toys, there are stricter rules than for other everyday objects such as, say, a floor lamp.

That means that many of the limit values for substances that are considered to be allergenic, or carcinogenic, are lower. This applies to pencils as well as felt-tip pens, wax crayons, other chalks and finger paints.

purchase of pins: at Least CE Logo, better GS-seal

Nevertheless, can take care of parents when buying art supplies on a couple of things. For example, pens, colors, wear, or chalk, at least the Logo "CE DIN EN 71". It States that it is the European requirements, at a toy fair. In addition, there are the "GS mark" (GS = safety Tested). Manufacturers who have it on their product, have commissioned an independent lab to verify the ingredients. The criteria are usually more stringent than the CE Logo.

In the case of crayons, it is often the Polish that may contain unhealthy substances. To be sure, parents can buy Crayons without painting. In principle, the coatings of the country selling pens are considered to be harmless, however, there are always reports of too many plasticizers in the paint and in the mines of crayons.

Actually there is not but for all the possible ingredients of limits because one does not always know what is in the pins carefully inside. Only the manufacturers know sometimes, as an employee of the Federal Institute for risk assessment (BfR) the counselor magazine "Baby and family", said. He must also ensure that its product is harmless.

Not in the hands of children pencils and colors for adults, so, for example, text, markers, and all the colors on the Basis of solvents in every case.

Possible poisoning: how to recognize it

A poisoning you to remember the child. It is pale, he is evil. Then you should call the Poison control center and the product name. Often, you can be given the all-clear, connected with the note that the child should drink a lot of. Because most of the pens contain water-soluble dyes, which are excreted through the urine quickly.

should not do is induce vomiting. "This has been recommended in the past, but today we know that this is often dangerous," as a pediatrician to "Baby and family".

Frequent Chewing may be a sign of Stress or mental stress

Frequent Chewing (not just pins) but can also be a sign of Stress. Because it is often mined on the mouth and jaw movements, such as an Orthodontist, the magazine "parents" said. And too much Stress in childhood? This can actually be good.

Basically, you can say: Nibbles your child from time to time to a crayon around it, or sucks, the felt pen tip, you do not need to call the Poison control center. Is gnawed the tip or the child makes the Chew very often, you might be active.

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Updated Date: 01 July 2020, 05:26

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