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Parenting tip: Keep an eye on young kids playing with balloons

There have been 110 choking and suffocation deaths involving balloons in recent years, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.

Tips on preventing tragedy:

• Do not allow children younger than 6 to play with uninflated balloons without supervision.

• Immediately collect the pieces of popped balloons and dispose of them out of the reach of young children.

• Keep small balls and other smooth, round objects away from children, especially those who have a tendency to put them in their mouths.

Source: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission

For more parenting information, go to the Tucson nonprofit New Parents Network’s Web site, www.npn.org.

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