Overlooking Food Choking Hazards
Risk: Babies are especially vulnerable to choking because they have small airways and aren't good at chewing. Cherries, grapes, carrots, and hot dogs are among the seemingly harmless baby foods that could be fatal.
Remedy: Cut up grapes and cherries into quarters, and remove seeds and pits. Cook carrots first to soften them before you cut them up. Remove the skin from hot dogs, and cut them into tiny pieces. And make sure all food you give your baby is mashed, pureed, or smaller than bite-size.
Copyright © 2004. Reprinted with permission from the September 2004 issue of Parents magazine.
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