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You always try to ensure that your table surfaces and countertops are clear of any small objects, but you might miss choking hazards that are right under your nose.

When these small objects, this includes certain foods are caught in your little one’s throat, it can block their airway, preventing oxygen from travelling to their brain and lungs.

Brain damage, and even death, can occur if he goes more than four minutes without oxygen.

So, besides making sure that your toddler’s food is well-cut up or blended (depending on their feeding abilities), take care that these 12 common objects or foods don’t find themselves making a way to junior’s mouth.

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