Parents should keep children’s play area and sleep areas free of small objects away from children – e.g., buttons, nuts, coins and pins as these are potential choking hazards.  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