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Choking: A Cautionary Tale

Parents may worry that by giving baby a pacifier they're encouraging an unhealthy habit in their child. Do pacifiers really harm developing teeth? And if used, how can they be kept clean and at what age should they be taken away for good? Also, choking hazards abound in a young child's environment. What common foods are dangerous for babies and toddlers, and how should a caregiver respond to a choking incident if one happens? Protecting children's skin from sun damage and surviving a trip to the grocery store with your child in tow round out this episode of Kids Healthworks.


After delivery, when is a mother and her newborn ready to leave the hospital?
  48 hours after delivery
  The insurance company determines the number of days allowed to stay
  The physician caring for the child should make the final determination

ITV American Academy of Pediatrics Discovery Health Channel