Toys and items for small children and infants are made with large solid pieces. This is meant to keep them from swallowing anything that might pose a choking hazard. Unfortunately, not everything is designed this way. Most items around your house are not created with young children in mind.
Because most of the items around your house are not child proof, it is a good idea to child proof your house if you have small children. This is your first defense against a terrible accident in which your child tries to eat a small item and chokes on it. This is not an outcome that anyone ever wants to realize.
There are a lot of different things around the house that people do not tend to think about when they are child proofing. Everybody tends to think of the kitchen with all of the knives, cookware, and cleaners. These are certainly a good thing to guard against. However, you should take your child proofing even farther.
If you have older children and younger children, the older children’s toys may pose a choking hazard. Things like legos and marbles are almost impossible to account for in every piece. If a very young child finds a way to get a hold of these, there could be a choking hazard.
Even things like your spare change can be a choking hazard to young children. If you or anyone you know has had to deal with a choking child, contact the Sheboygan personal injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000.