Babies and children under age 3 are particularly at risk.
By the editors of AmericanBaby.com from American Baby
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the most common cause of nonfatal choking incidents is food, most commonly nuts, hot dogs, and chunks of fruit or vegetable. Most choking deaths in children age 3 and under are caused by toys and child products.
Every parent instinctively fears the possibility of being faced with a choking child. But what constitutes a choking hazard, and what can you do to protect your child against choking?
Choking on Food
Common food choking hazards include:
Round food such as grapes and hard candy
Firm food such as hot dogs and nuts
Sticky food such as peanut butter and caramels
Food your child might tend to want to cram into his mouth by the handful, like popcorn