Keeping baby safe

Pēpi (babies) and tamariki (children) can choke on food at any age but those under 5 are at higher risk, and especially tamariki and pēpi under 3. Watch a video about ways to reduce the choking risk.

Tamariki (children) and pēpi (babies) who are not responding and not breathing normally will need CPR.

See a list of helpful hints on food safety.

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Avoid giving pēpi (babies) small hard foods or whole foods.

If your baby is choking, they may not be able to make any noise. For babies up to 1 year: If your baby is unconscious, do CPR. If your baby is conscious, find out what steps to follow.