Thanksgiving is right around the corner. Although we may be daydreaming about turkey and pumpkin pie, we also need to be thinking about safety.
Everyone should be prepared to respond to a choking emergency, but choking prevention is just as important.
To reduce choking risks:
- Cut food into small pieces. Round foods (e.g. hot dogs, carrots, grapes, etc.) should be cut in quarters or smaller for young children.
- Supervise children while they’re eating and keep them at the table. No lying down or running around with food.
- Limit your alcohol intake and other distractions during meals.
Check out the HSI Emergency Care blog for more choking prevention tips and to learn how to respond to a choking emergency.