Health Tip: Keep Kids From Choking Hazards
(HealthDay News) -- Choking hazards for small children abound, from food to toys.
The Nemours Foundation mentions these safety precautions to help reduce youngsters' risk of choking:
Don't give small children foods such as whole grapes or hot dogs, nuts, raw carrots, popcorn, spoonfuls of peanut butter or candies that are hard or chewy.
Carefully cut children's food into small bites.
Keep small toys and household items -- including deflated balloons, coins, beads and batteries -- away from young children.
Offer your child only age-appropriate toys.
Inspect toys to make sure they don't have small parts that can break off.
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