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What are the chances of kid suffocating in a ball pit?

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Dr. Mark Diamond
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: Almost None

Almost none unless choking on a ball.

In brief: Almost None

Almost none unless choking on a ball.
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Ball pits

Degree of risk is likely to be impacted by ball size.
A 3.1 inch ball is optimum for children 3 & under. Small balls might be placed in mouth & become a choking hazard. Use of small sized balls or a mix of sizes can decrease the void space between balls thus reducing air space for a child submerged under balls. Did not see any reports of children who suffocated in ball pits when researching this.

In brief: Ball pits

Degree of risk is likely to be impacted by ball size.
A 3.1 inch ball is optimum for children 3 & under. Small balls might be placed in mouth & become a choking hazard. Use of small sized balls or a mix of sizes can decrease the void space between balls thus reducing air space for a child submerged under balls. Did not see any reports of children who suffocated in ball pits when researching this.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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