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Health Information For Parents
Putting things in their mouths is one of the ways that babies and young children explore their worlds. Choking is usually caused by food, toys, and other small objects that easily can get stuck in a child’s windpipe.
By knowing the dangers you can keep your kids safe and prevent choking.
Avoid giving kids spoonfuls of peanut butter and chewing gum. These are sticky in the mouth and can get stuck in the throat.
If you’re expecting a baby or already have a child, it’s a good idea to:
Even with these precautions in place, kids still can get hurt and accidents do happen. But being prepared will help you to act quickly and confidently in the event of an emergency.
Choking is an emergency – so it’s important to recognize the signs of choking and know what to do if happens.
Choking can be a life-threatening emergency. Follow these steps if your child is choking.
How can you tell if a small toy poses a choking risk? What types of unsafe toys should you avoid for your baby, toddler, or preschooler? Find out here.
Toys are a fun and important part of any child’s development. And there’s plenty you can do to make sure all toys are safe.
A well-stocked first-aid kit, kept in easy reach, is a necessity in every home. Learn where you should keep a kit and what to put in it.
Every parent should know how and when to administer CPR. Done correctly, CPR can save a child’s life by restoring breathing and circulation until medical personnel arrive.
You might think of babies and toddlers when you hear the words “babyproofing” or “childproofing,” but unintentional injury is the leading cause of death in kids 14 and under.
Note: All information is for educational purposes only. For specific medical advice, diagnoses, and treatment, consult your doctor.
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