Children younger than 4 years old are at the highest risk of choking, since they haven’t quite mastered chewing. But, do you know which foods to avoid feeding your toddler?
When you have small children, it’s important to supervise during mealtimes. However, that may not always be possible, and turning away for even a second can have tragic consequences. Fortunately, you can minimize the risk of choking by not giving your child certain foods. Or, at least make some adjustments to how you serve those foods.
If you have kids under four, avoid these 13 food choking hazards…
Hot dogs may be tasty, but in recent years they have caught the attention of people for a less appetizing reason – they are a potentially deadly choking hazard for children, especially those under four.
Small children are prone to choking on hot dogs because they either don’t have all their teeth or they are still learning to chew. If you choose to feed your kids hotdogs, ensure that they are cut into small pieces.