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A Primer for Preschooler Safety
Your little ones can learn a lot about safety if you take some time to teach them. Here's an ABC that you and your children can recite together.
Airway Obstruction--Identifying High-Risk Situations
Choking hazards in the home: round, firm foods such as grapes and popcorn, and small nonfood items such as coins, balloons, and marbles.
Airway Obstruction--Injury Statistics and Incidence Rates
Children at highest risk for all forms of airway obstruction are age 4 or younger. Youngsters who sleep in adult beds are also at increased risk for airway obstruction.
Airway Obstruction: Prevention
Because most accidental child strangulations, chokings, and suffocations occur in the home, it's important to carefully childproof your residence.
Emergency Contact Information
In an emergency, it is easy to "forget" even the most well-known information. That's why it is crucial to complete the information in this form for each member of your household.
How to Help a Choking Child
One minute you and your child are laughing at the dinner table. The next minute the child is choking. Here's what you should do.