Checklist: Top Choking Hazards

Once your baby starts to crawl, be sure to keep potential choking hazards -- any toy or object small enough to fit through a toilet paper tube -- out of kids' reach. Here's a rundown of common culprits:

Coins (especially pennies)

Uninflated rubber balloons and pieces of broken balloon

Small balls

Button batteries

Toys with small detachable parts

Marbles

Safety pins

Tacks

Jewelry

Buttons

Crayons

Pen caps

Nails

Screws

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