Coins and button batteries are more dangerous to young children than you may think. Our pediatrician explains a new study showing the number of kids swallowing these items is on the rise.
Infants and young children will eat the strangest things. Serve them a nutritious meal, and they’ll fight you. They’ll be happy to indulge, however, on a shiny coin, small battery or colorful toy. Find a list of commonly ingested objects, as well as advice for parents on what to do.
If you have button batteries in your house, here’s why you need to keep them secure to protect your children (or grandchildren).