Choking hazards has contributed significantly to the injuries of many small children and most often these are caused by common household objects and toys which seem to have a fascinating pull for children. These objects are popularly stuffed into the mouths of a child without the child actually having any clue as to its potential danger, thus causing the accidents and injuries to occur.
As babies and young children seem to instinctively put objects into their mouths, it would be a good exercise to practice keeping anything and everything out of the child’s immediate reach radius.
Among the more popular choking hazards when it comes to food items would be nuts, hot dogs, grapes, hard candy, popcorn, raising, raw carrots, and spoonfuls of peanut butter and chunks of meat.
These kinds of food object should be carefully fed to children and it would be even better to avoid such food altogether until the child is bigger and better able to manage eating such items safely.
Other items that seem to be the popular causes for choking in children are small toys and balloons. The toys are designed to be put into the mouth when the process of inflating takes place, thus the understandable action that might cause the child to accidently swallow or breathe in the balloon causing it to be stuck or caught in the windpipe.
This of course is a very traumatizing state to be in for the child as the confusion of not being able to breathe will be further complicated by the panic the child is likely to experience.
This fright could also lead to the child crying hysterically which will further heighten the danger of the situation.
Therefore in the quest to keep choking hazard from becoming the contributing factor to a child’s injury, the parent should ensure all toys and item the child plays with are completely safe.