Your Baby & Toddler - - Baby Talk -

Health­care work­ers re­fer to the win­ter months as “burns sea­son” be­cause it’s the time of year when the num­ber of burn-re­lated in­juries usu­ally goes up be­cause we heat up our houses with fire, gas, paraf­fin and elec­tric­ity. Kids are par­tic­u­larly at risk be­cause they’re not aware of the dan­gers yet. It’s very im­por­tant to brush up on your knowledge of pre­vent­ing ac­ci­dents in­volv­ing burns – and what to do when it does hap­pen. Check out www. saburnso­ci­ety.co.za for more. Old toys are a sur­pris­ingly big cat­e­gory in the on­line trad­ing mar­ket. What were once mere play­things have be­come col­lec­tors’ items around the world. The cat­e­gory is grow­ing all the time in South Africa, says Claire Cob­bledick from Gumtree SA. Clas­sic board games from any era, if they are in im­mac­u­late con­di­tion, are worth sell­ing, she says, es­pe­cially if you have some­thing like a Mo­nop­oly board from the time it was started in the 1930s. “Vin­tage sets of age-old favourites such as Mec­cano, which has been around since 1901, and Lego, which first pro­duced toys in the 1930s, will find very will­ing buy­ers, as would a yo-yo from the 1920s when it was first a craze.”

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