(Closed) Would you say something? (choking hazard)

posted 6 years ago in Babies
Post # 3
9916 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

I would try to find a news report of a toddler choking, and share it with them.  Say something like, “Oh my god, I read this and thought of Xavier!  Did you know this??” 


Or ask my husband to say something to his brother.

Post # 4
6741 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

Isn’t this something their pediatrician should tell them?


It does seem to be a choking hazard, but some of the moms there are suggesting some mesh bag thing.  Maybe buy them 2 and tell them that they should put the carrots in there because you saw a friend who is a mom use them and it’s much safer?  I’m sure they’re not expensive and saying it that way makes it sound like you saw something new/cool, rather than that they were doing something wrong all along?

Post # 6
313 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2005

I would say something.  Everone thinks “this won’t happen to me,” and when it does it is all the more tragic.  Young ones should never pay for a parents recklessness.  You are right to vent, the children are your family as well and as a good family member you want to see that their safty is paramount to the they-think-they-know-better attitudes these parents are taking.

Post # 7
7679 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I would say something like, “You know that raw carrots are choking hazard?”. But I at least am a mother; it’d hard for you to say and will almost certainly NOT go over well, but I’d still try. If they vent at you, just say how you’d read that there had been deaths from choking on raw carrot (and raw apple for that matter).

If you want a specific reference, here is the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2010/05/25/health/25bchoke.html “Dr. Gary Smith, the lead author of American Academy of Pediatricspolicy statement on food hazards, says some  foods should simply not be given to children under 4 or 5: he mentioned raw carrots, marshmallows, peanuts, popcorn, hard candies and gumballs.”

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