Learn How To Prevent Your Baby Or Small Child From Choking And More Importantly Know What To Do In An Emergency Choking Situation.
Yesterday I mentioned that the AAP wants new anti-child choking messages added to common foods that pose a chocking risk...
Yesterday I mentioned that the AAP wants new anti-child choking messages added to common foods that pose a chocking risk for babies. However, it's up to you, the parent, to be informed and to monitor your child in order to protect him from choking. With that in mind, today let's look at a round up of posts that can help keep your baby and young child safe from choking hazards.
How to prevent your baby and young child from choking:
- NEVER give a baby or small child gum.
- Teach your baby from the start to eat slowly and chew his food carefully. Many small children will stuff their mouths and that's not ok.
- Know that almost all candy poses a choking risk.
- Many of the most overlooked baby dangers are also choking hazards.
- Follow safe baby feeding tips to the letter. You should also always, no exceptions, be present when your child has any sort of food.
- Learn about the most common choking hazards for little ones and know how to prepare baby food safely to limit those hazards. Also try the the baby safe feeder.
- Be on the lookout for choking hazards all year long - especially during the holidays when it's easy to become lax.
- Your baby will not choke if you place him on his back to sleep. Back to sleep is vital to prevent SIDS.
- Give your child age appropriate toys - toys for older children can be a choking hazard.