Health Tip: Protect Young Ones From Suffocation06/12/13
(HealthDay News) -- Babies and toddlers are at higher risk for
suffocation while they're sleeping. Parents can help keep their
infants safe by following these guidelines from the U.S. Centers
for Disease Control and Prevention:
- Place an infant in a crib or bassinet with a firm mattress,
without blankets, pillows or stuffed animals.
- Do not hang objects, such as mobiles, above baby's crib.
- Break up or cut foods into bite-sized pieces. Always watch your
child carefully while he or she is eating.
- Make sure your child carefully chews food. Don't encourage
laughing or talking during eating.
- Don't allow your child to run or play while eating.
- Make sure all toys are age-appropriate and do not pose a
- Take a CPR class, and learn basic first aid.
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