Advertisement

What are common non-food items that can cause choking in young children?

These include:
  • Broken or un-inflated balloons
  • Baby powder
  • Eggshells
  • Pop-tops from beverage cans
  • Safety pins
  • Coins
  • Marbles
  • Pen and marker caps
  • Watch or hearing-aid batteries

Continue Learning about First Aid For Choking

How do I give chest compressions to an unconscious choking infant?
American Red CrossAmerican Red Cross
Locate the correct hand and finger position for chest compressions. Use the pads of two or three...
More Answers
How do I give abdominal thrusts to a child who is choking?
American Red CrossAmerican Red Cross
Stand or kneel behind the child and wrap your arms around his or her waist.  Locate the navel with ...
More Answers
How Does a Person Choke?
How Does a Person Choke?
What Should I Do If Someone Is Choking?
What Should I Do If Someone Is Choking?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.