Mar 19, 2018
Posted By Heimlich Heroes
Easter is right around the corner, and you know what that means...Jelly Beans, mini egg shaped candies, and Easter basket toys galore! But with little kids in the house these fun traditions can be a dangerous choking hazard.
Follow these guidelines this Easter to keep your kids safe:
What to look for when you're picking toys:
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) monitors and regulates toys made in and imported into the United States. These safety standards are in place for a reason - use them to keep your kids safe.
Choosing sweet and safe treats:
Easter is a time to enjoy classic candies like Jelly Beans, Peeps, and mini egg shaped chocolates. Sweet treats can savored at any age, but choose candy age appropriate candy to prevent choking.
Hunting for Easter eggs:
If you have kids there is a good chance you will be having an Easter egg hunt this year. Whether it is big or small, inside your house, or in your backyard, creating a map could keep young kids safe.
If you have infants and toddlers in your home they could find those lingering eggs and choke on the candy inside.
Draw up a simple map of your yard or house and mark a dot where you place an egg. After the hunt, make sure nothing is left behind for young children to get a hand on.
By planning ahead to minimize risk factors for choking, you can worry a little less about your kids. Follow age guidelines on toys, choose age appropriate candy, and most importantly, use your best judgment to keep choking hazards away from your children this Easter.