Watch Out for These 4 Holiday Choking Hazards
January 01, 2018
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children'sExperts in Children's Health
- Button batteries: Keep these small batteries – often found in toys, musical greeting cards, remote controls and small electronics – away from young kids.
- Ornaments and decorations: Keep lights and decorations with small, removable pieces out of reach of children. Avoid ornaments that resemble candy or food – young kids may try to eat them.
- Toys: Young children can choke on small toys and their parts. Select toys that are appropriate for your child’s age and remove any packaging, tags, strings and ribbons before giving them to your child.
- Wrapping paper: Clean up all wrapping and tissue papers, bags, ribbons and bows immediately.