Choking checklist video transcript

Choking checklist video transcript

Video transcript for choking checklist.

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Dad

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Babies and children can choke on food at any age but those under 5 are at higher risk, and especially children and babies under 3.

Textures and shapes of some foods mean they're more likely to cause choking. You can make some of these foods safer by changing the texture or removing the parts that can cause choking.

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Try finely grating carrot and apple or you can cook them until they're soft. Take pips and stones out. Mash or chop and add to other foods. Take stringy bits out of vegetables like silverbeet.

Some foods to avoid are whole nuts and large seeds like pumpkin and sunflower seeds, and popcorn.

This page last reviewed 26 July 2013.
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