Feeding children can sometimes be more complicated than it seems, between allergies, industrial products or, as here, risk of suffocation. Fortunately, a doctor will enlighten you on the foods prohibited for children in order to ward off all the dangers!
Food safety for children, from breastfeeding to products in children’s tableware, is a top priority for parents, and a recent video from a highly influential doctor on social media draws attention to a crucial aspect of preparing meals for the youngest. Jimmy Mohamed, who has 1.5 million subscribers on TikTok, shared a video on August 28, warning parents about industrial sausages. This warning is specifically intended to avoid the risk of choking, commonly known as false road, a serious danger for children.
In the video, the doctor explains that if industrial sausages and other foods with a similar texture are swallowed wrong, they can cause a blockage in the trachea, the part of the respiratory system before the bronchi. Unlike normal digestion, where food travels through the esophagus to reach the stomach, if a piece ends up in the trachea, it can block air from reaching the lungs, causing a serious choking hazard. The expert then reveals to you essential advice in such situations!
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The doctor explains that even using techniques such as the Heimlich maneuver to try to expel the foreign body, the soft texture of these foods can make these attempts ineffective. Among the advice given by the doctor, cut the sausages in length is crucial to minimize risk. This helps prevent large chunks from getting stuck in the trachea in the event of accidental ingestion. In the comments, people remind us, very wisely, that this is valid for other foods, such as bananas or carrots.
Ultimately, it is important for parents to take precautionary measures adequate when preparing meals for children. In addition to cutting food appropriately, it is essential to to watch carefully with children during mealtimes and know the gestures first aid in an emergency. Some foods should also be prioritized over others to minimize risk. Consider, for example, choosing pancakes instead of crepessofter and viscous, for children and cut into small pieces for safer consumption.
Alixe is passionate about well-being, nutrition and sport. Certified life coach and master’s student in communication and marketing, she likes to devote her time to writing to share and inspire. …