Choking occurs when a foreign object gets stuck in your baby's throat, causing her to be unable to breathe.
Learn how to recognize the symptoms of choking, what to do when your baby is choking, and more.
...Every year, thousands of children -- most of them under 4 -- choke on pieces of food, toys... airways can easily become obstructed. Fortunately, choking deaths are preventable (see related articles... until the object is coughed up or help arrives.
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...According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the most common cause of nonfatal choking... incidents is food, most commonly nuts, hot dogs, and chunks of fruit or vegetable. Most choking deaths... the possibility of being faced with a choking child. But what constitutes a choking hazard, and what can you do...
...Choking can be life threatening when a child swallows or inhales an object or food that blocks his... airways. To decrease the risk of choking: Mash, puree, or blend your baby's food thoroughly before serving... choking hazards, out of your toddler's reach. Purchase Mylar balloons instead of the rubber kind...
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