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How do I protect my 6-month-old from choking and suffocation?
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In brief: Small bites
If normal activity and eating, small bites and careful observation the airway has some self protection and while sitting up is better generally after one can.
Read the aha material on choking and know what to do if it happens to anyone- adult or child- it is life saving.

In brief: Small bites
If normal activity and eating, small bites and careful observation the airway has some self protection and while sitting up is better generally after one can.
Read the aha material on choking and know what to do if it happens to anyone- adult or child- it is life saving.
Dr. Creighton Wright
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Make sure your child's toys are larger than her little finger. Small toys, buttons, decorations that glued on are choking hazards.
Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Small bites at 6 mos of age= pureed foods. Avoid raisins, hot dogs or any food cut in circles. Cereals like Cheerios safe as they melt down
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
Pediatrics
In brief: Keep out of reach
Cords, ropes, or strings around the baby's neck can choke him. Keep cords away from the crib.
Keep all small, hard objects out of reach. Use only unbreakable toys without sharp edges or small parts that can come loose. Avoid foods on which a child might choke (such as candy, hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn).

In brief: Keep out of reach
Cords, ropes, or strings around the baby's neck can choke him. Keep cords away from the crib.
Keep all small, hard objects out of reach. Use only unbreakable toys without sharp edges or small parts that can come loose. Avoid foods on which a child might choke (such as candy, hot dogs, peanuts, popcorn).
Dr. Jeanne Beymer
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