Nine Tips to Prevent Suffocation by Small Objects

One of the greatest risks of domestic accident in infants and children is the choking hazard for those that are so curious that they put everything in his mouth. Is precisely in the mouth where they have more developed endings that give information about objects (more than your hands), and consequently, to meet them, take them there where can suck them, bite them and thus discover its hardness, temperature, texture, etc..

The problem with this action catch anything and put it in the mouth is that occasionally they may try to swallow something that cannot swallow or may even end up sucking something small, putting at risk his life, by the possibility of causing suffocation. We leave you with nine tips to prevent suffocation from small objects.

1. not you must fit through the inside of the roll of toilet paper

It is the more general rule and that summarizes all of the later ones. Babies should not have in your hands anything that fits inside the cardboard toilet paper roll. If possible, it is dangerous and likely to cause problems when the baby try to swallow or breathe it by accident.

2. do not leave coins, screws, earrings… at your fingertips

Babies should have at its disposal nothing attention-grabbing them by their brightness, shape, or size. It is usual to put them a toy or object, and on the side are a child and nothing dangerous object, and are launched for this. Call it Murphy’s law, so we have to have it.

3. avoid medals, bracelets, and earrings that may give off

If they take any accessory that can break off by accident, the baby will have risk of suffocation to release him and we do not realize. A slope which falls to his side, a curious baby that catches it with his hands and who decides to try it, will cause a shock huge if everything ends badly.

4 follow signs for toys

Do you know these toys whose signs say “not for children under 36 months”? Because we must heed what they say, because if they say it is because there are parts or small parts that could come off or be dangerous.

5 eye with button batteries

Similarly, if the toys have batteries, which are very dangerous, must be clear that there is no risk of that come out of the toy because the battery cover is in poor condition or similar.

6. avoid foods that do not know how to chew well

As we discussed a few months ago, there are especially dangerous foods that many infants and children consume because they catch them, or because parents do not know that they can be very dangerous: nuts (peanuts, hazelnuts, almonds,…), sausages, Apple, carrots raw, candies, cheese, etc….

It is said that What is small and hard, but as you can see there are foods that are dangerous for consistency: sausages are soft, but according to how they are cut have rubbery and not be rolled back; and the triangles, if you eat much at once, are made as a paste that becomes dangerous.

It is better that the food into pieces which they themselves can manage, always soft, and that not in a hurry to eat.

7. do not scare you if you already have something in your mouth

If we see that you have something in your mouth we must approach with touch, because if we scared a cry or a very sudden action can be the aspiration of the object until we get.

8 eat and run are not compatible

There are children who do not stop still, I know… but lunch has to be for that, to eat and not to eat and jump; eat and laugh; eat and play; eat and run.

There are many children choke or suffocate precisely for this reason, run or move too having something in your mouth.

9. do not give you syrup if he is crying

Ideally, even when they have fever and are very upset, crying, is that First we assuage them somehow. In arms, rocking them a bit, at least to reach a point in which are not in the crying, with my mouth open and ready to catch air.

If we give them syrup at that point could be breathing it instead of swallowing it, and this would be dangerous according to syrup, the amount, and the point of the respiratory system that came.