Young children are naturally inquisitive and often want to put their new ‘discoveries’ in their mouth to learn more about it. Children can choke on food, just like adults, but it’s far more likely that they will choke on toy parts and other objects. It is therefore sensible to take precautions against them choking.
The third grade classroom that was visiting our nature center for the day consisted of mostly boys – rowdy, loud and rambunctious boys. As we started out into the woods, the children spoke loudly to each other in anticipation of what was to come.
We’ve all been loathe to wake a sleeping baby, but that innocent decision had tragic consequences for this mum. An inquest in the UK has been told the circumstances behind the death of three-month-old baby Leia-Mai Smith, who died after being left to sleep in a bouncer…