Health Tip: Keep Kids From Choking Hazards12/19/12
(HealthDay News) -- Choking hazards for small children abound,
from food to toys.
The Nemours Foundation mentions these safety precautions to help
reduce youngsters' risk of choking:
- Don't give small children foods such as whole grapes or hot
dogs, nuts, raw carrots, popcorn, spoonfuls of peanut butter or
candies that are hard or chewy.
- Carefully cut children's food into small bites.
- Keep small toys and household items -- including deflated
balloons, coins, beads and batteries -- away from young
- Offer your child only age-appropriate toys.
- Inspect toys to make sure they don't have small parts that can
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