Choking prevention tips

Choking prevention tips

ow to ensure your baby does not choke while eating

Lucille Beseler, RDN

Is co-author of Nurturing with Nutrition and a former president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics representing over 100,000 Nutrition professionals, while also active as a clinical dietitian in South Florida.

Article in collaboration with: Melanie Bazarte, PhD

How to ensure your baby does not choke while he/she is eating

Always stay with your child when she is eating. NEVER leave your eating child unattended.

Always insist on your child sitting up and eating in the same safe highchair where you can see her. 

Choking can happen anytime. When your child grazes or puts things in her mouth, you may not see when she needs your assistance. Never offer or serve food when a baby or toddler is playing, walking, or in the car. 

As soon as she is able, teach your child to chew food thoroughly before swallowing.

Choking prevention

Always remove bones, seeds, peels and pits from your child's food.

Take a CPR/blocked airway class to learn the correct procedures for choking rescue.

Adapted from Nurturing with Nutrition by Dr. Melanie Bezarte and Lucille Beseler, RDN

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