Home > Parenting > Child > Nutrition 24 January 2014 Chunks of foods a hazard for toddlers Big chunks of food could pose a choking hazard for toddlers. 0 iStock ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » Quiz Are you ready for a baby? » Subscribe Parenting newsletter » Autistic savant 'reads minds' How to massage a new baby 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 © 2015 HealthDay. All rights reserved. More in Parenting This family had McDonald’s and Spur almost 10 times a month More: ChildNutrition advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... From our sponsors Why probiotics are beneficial for IBS Hearing aids on a windy day? No problem! A step-by-step guide on how to do pelvic floor exercises correctly Live healthier Perfect parent » Parents boost kids' social skills Parent with ADHD? Why baby wakes at the night Top tips on parenting Browse through Health24's parenting guide for all you need to know about parenthood. Strong, healthy hair » 10 interesting facts about your hair Weird remedies for hair loss Causes of hair loss Healthy hair diet Sound nutrition can improve the health of your hair and give you lustrous locks.