Top Ten Most Common Choking Hazards For Young Children

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As you know, some foods are a choking  hazard for young children.  A 2008 study listed the 10 that were rated as the most dangerous: hot dogs, peanuts, carrots, boned chicken, candy, meats, popcorn, fish with bones, sunflower seeds, and apples.  It is vitally important to slice and cut all foods into small chew-able bites.  Do not cut hot dogs into nickel sized chunks. Food should be no bigger than 1/2" in any direction.  You may want to consider using the Safe Sizer Choking Prevention Plate which has an integral  raised 1/2" diameter ring which gives parents a visual reminder needed for food size.

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