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Preventing choking

These Parent Tips give parents and families tips on how to prevent choking.

Keeping your little one safe is vitally important to all parents.  Babies and small children are at high risk of choking on small items because they examine unfamiliar objects by putting them in their  mouths.  Some knowledge of the potential causes of choking in infants and children, taking account of their developmental stage, means that choking can be prevented and managed effectively if it happens.

These parent tips aim to give you the basic information and to direct you to more detailed sources if you would like to find out more.