The questions and answers in this brochure are designed to help you, as a parent, make healthy and safe choices for your children.
What is a choking hazard?
A choking hazard is any object that could be caught in a child’s throat blocking their airway and making it difficult or impossible to breathe.
What different foods are choking hazards for children?
Food is a common choking hazard. Many children do not chew their food well so they try to swallow it whole. Foods that are the most dangerous are round and hard. If your child is 4 years of age or younger either take extra safety measures or don’t feed the following foods to your children at all: