Natural Family Friday- 11/20/14

Natural Family Friday - weekly linkup and blog hop for natural and real food bloggers

Welcome!

Welcome to Natural Family Friday where we feature information, how-to articles, and recipes that help our families live a bit more intentionally. Our goal is to help every family take steps toward creating a natural, Eco friendly home, utilizing natural remedies, eating healthy foods, and practicing positive, attachment based parenting. If you're a blogger, we invite you to share one of your articles or recipes that will help readers and fellow bloggers.

Your Hosts

The following blogs host Natural Family Friday every week. You are welcome to linkup at any of these blogs each week. If you linkup at one blog, your link will be displayed on all blogs!

This Week's Featured Articles:

Every week we feature the top 3 posts from the previous week's linkup. Make sure you vote for your favorites this week! 1. Cranberry Date Tartlets by Swirls and Spice
Cranberry Date Tartlets by Swirls and Spice - Featured at Natural Family Friday
  2. Curried Apple Sauce by The Primal Desire
Curried Apple Sauce by The Primal Desire - featured at Natural Family Friday
  3. Sweet Potato Tuna Chips by The Skinny Pear
Sweet Potato Tuna Chips by The Skinny Pear - featured at Natural Family Friday
 

Natural Family Friday Linkup

Here's what to link to...
  • Healthy Recipes
  • Natural / Green Living Tips
  • Attachment Parenting Info
  • Organic Gardening Tips
  • Natural Health and Remedies

Natural Family Friday Rules:

  1. Please only link to posts that are relevant to natural living. No giveaways, product promotions, diets, religious posts, etc! These will be automatically deleted.
  2. Recipes must contain only real food ingredients. No†artificial sweeteners, food additives, etc.
  3. Please update your post with a link back to this post†(not our homepage). Something like ìThis post is featured at Natural Family Fridayî will suffice.
  4. Please link to a blog post, not your blogís homepage.
One more thing.†Follow us on Pinterest†where we will pin our favorite submissions to the†Natural Family Friday pin board.
Don't forget to spread the word :)

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Top Food Choking Hazards for Toddlers- Shocking!

Be sure and check out our GIVEAWAY while you're here.

(Note: I am not claiming to be any sort of medical expert in this post. I am a parent sharing some research I have done.)

As a parent there are so many things to worry about. Worry just seems to come with the territory. But, every parent has their own special set of things they particularly worry over. For me, one of those is choking.

When I was first introducing Athena to solids, I was constantly watching her, constantly worried about her shoving too much in her mouth. She gagged. A lot. But I don't think there was truly any reason to worry, because she was mostly eating minuscule size pieces of avocado and banana... 

Now that Athena is older, I started to wonder what the risks were with food and choking, since she seems pretty good at feeding herself. What I discovered in my research shocked me. In fact the age Athena is it is right now is the age when choking can be MOST an issue. I am sharing my findings with you in hopes that together we can educate ourselves to prevent horrible as well as minor accidents. 

A Few Facts about Choking and Children


According to one study from the Nationwide Children's Hospital of Columbus, Ohio approximately 34 kids a day went to the emergency room between 2001 and 2009 because of choking accidents. 

Choking is one of the leading causes of injuries for childrenThe average choking age for children is 4.5 and boys are more likely than girls to choke. Choking is a leading cause of death in kids 3 and under

Choking is no joke. And one thing these statistics made me realize that I hadn't before, is that choking doesn't become a non-issue once you've past the introducing solids stage- in fact it becomes MORE of an issue. 

But that wasn't where my surprise ended. I looked up the top choking hazards for kids and I was floored. Half the stuff on the list I had never thought of as choking hazards. At all. Some of them were obvious, like hard candy, but some of them weren't. So I want to share this list with you in hopes that, together, we can educate ourselves, our families, our friends, and save lives. 


Top Ten Food Choking Hazards

  1. Hard candy
  2. Candy and gum
  3. Meat (other meat, not inducing hot dogs)
  4. Bones
  5. Fruits and vegetables (including grapes) 
  6. Formula, milk, or breastmilk (peak age for this one is 4 months)
  7. Seeds, nuts, shells
  8. Chips, pretzels, popcorn
  9. Crackers
  10. Hot dogs
A few simple things to keep in mind to help prevent choking- supervise children when they are eating, cut foods into small pieces, avoid giving candy, gum or hard candy to children under the age of 5 at least. For more on choking prevention read this post. And learn how to respond to a choking emergency here

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Natural Family Friday- 11/13/14

Natural Family Friday - weekly linkup and blog hop for natural and real food bloggers

Welcome!

Welcome to Natural Family Friday where we feature information, how-to articles, and recipes that help our families live a bit more intentionally. Our goal is to help every family take steps toward creating a natural, Eco friendly home, utilizing natural remedies, eating healthy foods, and practicing positive, attachment based parenting. If youíre a blogger, we invite you to share one of your articles or recipes that will help readers and fellow bloggers.

Your Hosts

The following blogs host Natural Family Friday every week. You are welcome to linkup at any of these blogs each week. If you linkup at one blog, your link will be displayed on all blogs!

This Week's Featured Articles:

Every week we feature the top 3 posts from the previous week's linkup. Make sure you vote for your favorites this week! 1. Paleo Pumpkin Pie by Tessa The Domestic Diva
Paleo Pumpkin Pie by Tessa The Domestic Diva - Featured at Natural Family Friday
  2. Holiday Aromatherapy Playdough by Chickadee Homestead
Holiday Aromatherapy Playdough by Chickadee Homestead - featured at Natural Family Friday
  3. French Onion Soup by Richly Rooted
French Onion Soup by Richly Rooted - featured at Natural Family Friday
 

Natural Family Friday Linkup

Here's what to link to...
  • Healthy Recipes
  • Natural / Green Living Tips
  • Attachment Parenting Info
  • Organic Gardening Tips
  • Natural Health and Remedies

Natural Family Friday Rules:

  1. Please only link to posts that are relevant to natural living. No giveaways, product promotions, diets, religious posts, etc! These will be automatically deleted.
  2. Recipes must contain only real food ingredients. No†artificial sweeteners, food additives, etc.
  3. Please update your post with a link back to this post†(not our homepage). Something like ìThis post is featured at Natural Family Fridayî will suffice.
  4. Please link to a blog post, not your blogís homepage.
One more thing.†Follow us on Pinterest†where we will pin our favorite submissions to the†Natural Family Friday pin board.
Don't forget to spread the word :)

Pin it:

Natural Family Friday - weekly linkup and blog hop for natural and real food bloggers

Now for the Links!