Ways to prevent choking include:
- Keep small and dangerous objects, like marbles and balloons, out of reach of children.
- Avoid giving small kids hard candy, ice cubes, and popcorn.
- Cut foods that kids can easily choke on into tiny pieces. This can include grapes and other fruit, raw carrots, hot dogs, and chunks of cheese.
- Supervise kids when they are eating.
- Avoid laughing or talking while chewing and swallowing.
- Take your time when eating, take small bites, and chew carefully.