Many of you our there might have a child who enjoys everything there is about LEGOS! Welcome to what I like to call vacuum mine field. Many of you know the endless lego pieces found scattered throughout your home. Or many of you yourself have potentially broke a fingernail or yourself have used a butter knife and maybe even your TOOTH to try to pry or separate a Lego. This post is ALL ABOUT that.
Having 2 boys that love building things and with very active minds we have come to find that once as parents we accepted the defeat of allowing LEGOS into our home that we were potentially doomed. The problem is we had no clue how DOOMED we were. With having other children, smaller children, Legos can become rather dangerous, and for this reason I would like to introduce you with 2 nice things that we have found that have made our lives a bit easier.
Item Number 1 = Lego Building Accessory – Lego Separator
This particular item has become a mini lifesaver in so many ways. My youngest boy (2nd oldest of 4) is a very “hands on” “mouth on” “smell on” “sensory” child. He has to touch things, smell them, put them in his mouth or whatever is needed to get the job done. For that reason this alone has been a great tool to use. He uses his teeth usually to separate his Legos, this genius tool works great at separating them for him. Leaving Legos away from harms “swallowing” way as well as not having teeth marks engraved into each Lego piece. Sometimes in some packs you might get one of these and they come in different colors as well. Just understand that this little tool will save, teeth, fingernails, and you never know…maybe even a life! For LEGO KIDS this is a MUST HAVE!
Item Number 2 = Lego Picker Upper
This is a pretty vintage toy that game out in the later 80s and early 90s. They are harder to come by and maybe you can find one from Ebay or Craigslist or something like that. But if you can get your hands on one of these try to. They make cleaning so much easier for your child and more fun for them as well. We were lucky enough to inherit one of these from my wife’s parents that they used as children. Please see the video displayed below as a demonstration of how this product works. But again a MUST HAVE your child can no longer use the “but mom/dad there’s too many to clean up” excuse. Problem solved. Again if you can find one GREAT if not see the alternative I posted below the video as a “bonus” product
Bonus Product!!!!! My friends have used this for years and I’m sure if you have googled “Lego sweeper” you will get this from other bloggers / mom’s / dad’s etc etc… My friends swear by this but theres just something about the whole – vacuuming up animal hair / crumbs within your Legos that just doesn’t want to make me rush out and do this. I’m content with my “Lego Picker Upper”.
BONUS – Bissell Perfect Sweep Cordless Sweeper – Bissell Vacuum
This Item has been known to do a great job as well and you can go in youtube and check out other people showing demonstrations of how this is used. Whatever floats your boat is fine by me.
I hope that again you found this article helpful and useful and as always, help spread the word!!!
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