Choking in the Unconscious Infant
Choking in an unconscious infant may occur when the upper airway, usually the
throat or windpipe, is blocked by an object or irritation. An infant is a
child under 1 year of age.
What are the causes and risks of the injury?
Choking is usually caused by objects that the infant has placed in his or her
mouth. These include toys, candy, popcorn, hot dogs, nuts, batteries, rocks,
and buttons. Things that wrap around the neck and constrict it, such as
strings or rope, can also cause choking.