5 Tips to Avoid Having to Give Your Kids CPR or Choking Relief
- NEVER leave an infant unattended in the bathtub – children can drown in as little as 2” of water. This includes toilets, fountains, and buckets of water.
- Reduce the water heater in your home to 120 Fahrenheit. Water at 120F takes 5 minutes to cause a burn. It only takes 6 seconds to cause a burn at 140F.
- If you have a swimming pool in your yard, you must have 2 fences: one around the pool and and a 2nd fence around the yard. Most toddlers drown in residential swimming pools.
- Keep your infant in a rear facing car seat, in the back seat, from birth until around 2 years of age.
- Avoid feeding your infants and young children under the age of 4 or 5 foods such as whole hot dogs, whole grapes, uncut cherry tomatoes, peanuts, popcorn, hard candy, large chunks of vegetables or large chunks of meat. These are all major choking hazards. A child who chokes on a hot dog is much more likely to need an emergency room visit. Around 2000 kids die each year from choking.
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