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PT – Preventing choking

Every day approximately 40 children under 5-years old are rushed to hospital because they are choking on something they have eaten or tried to swallow. It is important to know that a child who is choking can be silent. Children are more likely to choke because their bodies are smaller, which makes it easier for foods to get stuck. They are also curious and learn by placing things in their mouths.

This Parent Tips resource forms part of a suite of Parent Tips around safety in the home that have been updated with the support of the Child Accident Prevention Trust (CAPT).

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