Monday, April 18, 2011
The silent killer!
Ok, my blog title is a bit dramatic but if it got you to read this then it worked! Now don't go away, I promise this is short but important. Today my little Beaner reminded me of something very important that we all know but possibly often forget. I was sitting next to her glancing at a magazine. Ok, I was totally absorbed in an article. Anyway, she was eating pears chopped up which she does on a weekly basis. I glance over at her and she was choking. No sound, no warning but visably choking. Now I'm not going to get all dramatic and say I flung her out of her chair and saved her life because I didn't have a chance to. She cleared it herself and then I heard the choking sound. This reminded me though that actual choking is usually completely silent. So even though I was sitting next to her, I didn't hear her choking. Now most of the time our children clear it themselves and we freak out as they do thinking they will turn blue. I just wanted to remind you that choking to the point of cutting off your air supply is often completely silent. How many times have you passed your little one a cracker in the car to keep them happy? I sure have. Do you run to throw the clothes in the dryer while your little one happily snacks? I have. Whether your child is 1 or 16, anyone can choke so just remember to check on your little ones while they continue to explore the world of eating. Bon Appetite!