Even before reading this, I have always been so paranoid when it comes to my baby. I never leave him alone even just for a second. I let him play anywhere but I make sure he don't pick up something and put it in his mouth.
I decided to know more and find out the foods that kids are more likely to choke on:
- Hot dogs
- Sticky candy/Chewing gum
- Raw Veggies
I give some of this to my 17 months but I make sure I slice it to smaller pieces or I mashed it. AND I never take my eyes off him while eating. In cases of choking for children 1 year and up, you should learn how to do the Heimlich maneuver. I saw this very brief but clear video :)
This second video is first aid for infants choking.
I guess the bottom line is: In cases of emergency, never panic. Remember the steps for first aid and when all else fails, call for help. It never hurts to do a little research and read a little about things that concerns us. Be prepared, be safe!