25 Days of Safety -- Day 15 - Town of Middletown, Delaware

25 Days of Safety -- Day 15

Date: December 15, 2011
Time: 12:00 AM - 11:45 PM

Prevent Choking and Suffocation

   If an object can pass through a toilet paper tube it can cause a young child to choke. So keep coins, peanuts, grapes, other small round or hard foods, small objects, hard sweets and candy, buttons, pins and jewelry out of the sight and reach of children. Don't let young children play with balloons unsupervised and make sure no pieces of latex are left lying around from burst balloons: these can be dangerous if swallowed.

   In homes with small children, take special care to avoid decorations that are sharp or breakable, keep trimmings with small removable parts out of the reach of children to avoid the child swallowing or inhaling small pieces, and avoid trimmings that resemble candy or food that may tempt a child to eat them.