Young children like to explore and often put things in their mouth, some of which can be choking dangers. They're also learning how to eat and aren't able to completely chew their food.

Blind and curtain cords that are looped or too long can strangle a child if they become caught around a child’s neck. This can happen when a child sleeps, plays near windows or climbs on furniture near windows.

It's important for all parents to know

  • how to prevent choking
  • what to do if a child starts choking

Read the topics on the right to find out about blind cord safety and first aid for choking.