So, ds(just turned one) picked a penny up off of the laundry room floor this morning and I didn't know it. I layed him down for a new diaper and he put it into his mouth. I vaguly knew that he had something in his hand, but I thought it was a dried leaf that blew in last night when the kids came in. As I picked him up he began coughing, and I could tell right away it was a serious something in my throut (sp?) cough. But I still thought it was a chunk of leaf. I held him and he coughed and coughed and i could tell he was trying to spit it out. I held him over the sink and out came the penny! Right then I was suddenly really scared! I had no idea it was a PENNY! Man when I think about a penny being stuck in my kids throte (still dosnt look right, sp) I almost had a panic attack. I really need to get my CPR updated. And as an after thought, if he had actually just swallowed it I probably would have fainted when it came through the diaper! And what if it didn't? OK, no more coin money allowed in this house! Man it is a lot tougher to keep choking hazzards away with three kids.