Avoid Hard or Sticky Candy or Gum
Any sticky candy, including jelly beans, gummy bears, caramels, and chewing gum, can be a choking hazard for children under the age of 4. They can stick to the back or roof of the mouth and block the airway. The same rule applies to hard candies, such as peppermints. These are hard to control in the mouth and can slip into the airway.