advertisement
24 January 2014

Chunks of foods a hazard for toddlers

Big chunks of food could pose a choking hazard for toddlers.

0

Little mouths and throats aren't suited for big chunks of food, which could pose a choking hazard.

The American Academy of Paediatrics says parents should avoid giving their toddlers:

  • Whole hot dogs (should be sliced).
  • Jelly beans and other hard candies, as well as nuts, seeds and popcorn.
  • Thick chunks of peanut butter.
  • Raw crunchy vegetables, such as green beans, carrots or celery.
  • Whole cherry tomatoes or grapes (they should be quartered).
  • Big chunks of meat, fruit, raw veggies or potatoes.
Read more:

•             Toddlers' foods often too salty

•             How baby's healthy diet feeds IQ


Copyright © 2014 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

 

More:

News
advertisement

Get a quote

advertisement

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining

Live healthier

Strenghten your immunity »

Keep your immunity strong Immune system boosters Boost your family's immunity

5 immune boosters in your kitchen

You don’t need a handful of vitamins and supplements to keep your body healthy, check out these five immune boosting foods you probably already have in your kitchen.

Laugh a little »

Eat yourself happy Laugh more and live longer Laughing yoga the best medicine

The healing power of laughter

A good chuckle doesn't only make you feel happy for a moment, it's beneficial to your health too.