Choking Hazards Campaign
To help reduce choking, the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery have partnered up for a new Choking Hazards Campaign to teach parents about choking prevention and give tips to reduce the risks of choking.
Infant Choke Foods
Although parents often remember common 'choke foods,' like hot dogs, peanuts, and hard candy, they sometimes overlook other foods that young kids can choke on, such as uncut spaghetti.
Choking and Choking Hazards
Choking, one of the biggest child safety hazards often doesn't get much attention as other dangers to kids. In addition to regularly checking the floor, your car, and other areas where your child crawls, walks, and plays, for choking hazards, learn what other steps you can take to keep your kids safe from choking.
Review the warning label that should be present on balloon packages - CHOKING HAZARD ï¿½ Children under 8 yrs can choke or suffocate on uninflated or broken balloons. Adult supervision required. Keep uninflated balloons from children. Discard broken balloons at once.
In addition to choosing safe toys and making sure the toys your kids play with are age appropriate that haven't been recalled, you can help to keep them safe by taking special precautions with the following potentially dangerous toys or that including hazard parts.