•  Ensure children’s play areas and sleep areas are free of small objects e.g., buttons, nuts, coins and pins.
  • Make sure children don’t choke on peanuts, small bones and seeds. 
  • Always watch infants and toddlers at mealtimes and cut their food into small pieces to reduce the risk of choking 
  • Keep plastic bags away from children – if a child puts a bag over his head he could suffocate and stop breathing. Balloons are like big plastic bags to be careful of these too. 
  • Do not let infants sleep with a big pillow.
  • Do not allow very young children to play with ropes, string or cords