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Why is choking an urgent concern for children under 5?

Choking is a common cause of injury and death in children younger than 5. 

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How can I prevent my toddler from choking?
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Don’t hurry your child to finish eating. A young child can be overwhelmed with lots of food, so put ...
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How do I give abdominal thrusts to a child who is choking?
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Stand or kneel behind the child and wrap your arms around his or her waist.  Locate the navel with ...
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What Should I Do If Someone Is Choking?
What Should I Do If Someone Is Choking?
How Does a Person Choke?
How Does a Person Choke?

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