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7. Foods That May Cause Choking in the Young Child
     (Infant to 2 Years)

a. Small pieces of zwieback toast or baby cookie. Supervise the child while eating. Distract the child and take away the toast or cookie while the pieces are still too large to fit entirely into the mouth.

b. Small vegetables. Be sure to question parents as to what vegetables the child eats and how they are prepared (pureed, chopped, cut up, etc.).

c. Uncooked spaghetti, rice, and beans

d. Any small pieces of food the child may inhale or choke on because of immature chewing patterns


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