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Choking

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Last reviewed: May 2018

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Choking

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Choking, suffocating and children - NT.GOV.AU

Find out what you can do to lower the chance of your child choking or suffocating at home.

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Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Choking on food and other objects - children

Choking is a risk for babies and young children

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Choking prevention & risks: children | Raising Children Network

This guide explains how to protect your child from choking and avoid choking risks around your home. It covers airway blockages and children at higher risk.

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Choking first aid for children | Raising Children Network

What would you do if a child was choking? This essential guide explains signs of airway blockages and takes you through choking first aid for children.

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Choking prevention: babies under 12 months | Raising Children Network

This picture guide for Aboriginal parents shows how to prevent choking in babies under 12 months and what to do when a baby is choking.

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First aid for a choking infant under 1

How to manage choking in an infant under 1.

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Kids' Health - Topics - Choking on food

Have you ever heard someone coughing while they were eating or drinking then afterwards saying "Oh that went down the wrong way?"At the back of your throat food and air both travel through the same tube for a short distance until the tube divides into two tubes the oesophagus (say oss--a-gus) which carries food down into the stomach, and the trachea (trak--a)(windpipe) which carries air to the lungs

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First aid for a choking adult or child over 1

How to manage choking in an adult or a child over 1 year old.

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Choking first aid for kids: in pictures | Raising Children Network

This essential illustrated guide shows what to do if a baby or child is choking, with information on clearing an airway blockage. Download or print out.

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