Toddler Choking Hazards and Prevention
Toddler Choking Hazards and Prevention

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  • Food causes 60 percent of non-fatal choking incidences, with hard candy being the leading culprit.
  • Only serve children food that they are developmentally ready for and keep small objects out of reach.
  • You and any of your children’s caregivers should learn CPR and choking first aid.

Unlike in children who are mobile and able to voluntarily put things in their mouths, true choking in newborns is rare. However, if a baby drinks very quickly he may cough and sputter a bit until he adjusts to feeding. It often proves helpful to sit him up and pat him on the back until … Continue reading “Choking”

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