12 of the deadliest choking hazards for children you need to watch out for

Starting a baby on solid food can be a worrying time for parents.

Solid food can be a choking hazard for small children.
Solid food can be a choking hazard for small children.

Choking can be a serious hazard due to the narrower windpipes of children, and their gag reflexes may not always prevent choking from happening.

CE safety says that children do not properly master the technique for chewing and swallowing until they are five years-old.

And 40 children under the age of five are rushed to hospital every day for choking or swallowing something they shouldn’t.

Curious young children often explore their surroundings by putting things in their mouths, so it is important to know what sorts of objects and food items to keep out of their reach to minimise the risk of them choking.

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