Choking Hazards and Your Baby

Babies and children under age 3 are particularly at risk.


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 in children age 3 and under are caused by toys and child products.

Every parent instinctively fears the possibility of being faced with a choking child. But what constitutes a choking hazard, and what can you do to protect your child against choking?

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