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Choking

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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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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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First aid for a choking infant under 1

How to manage choking in an infant under 1.

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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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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?"

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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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Stop choking in babies under 12 months | Raising Children Network

Use this picture guide for Aboriginal parents to find out how to stop choking in a baby under 12 months.

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

Choking is a risk for babies and young children. It is important to take care that your home (and any other place where your young child will be) does not have small things around that they can put in their mouth. Food can also be a choking hazard. It is also a good idea to do a first aid course so you will feel confident to cope with any accident that could happen to your child.

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Keeping baby safe

Information on baby safety and preventing accidents including falls, burns, choking, strangulation, drowning, poisoning, plus links to trusted resources.

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