Monday, 27 January 2014

Foods Not Recommended for Children Under 4 Years Old

Foods that are round, hard, small, thick, and sticky, smooth or slippery such as:

  • dried fruit snacks such as fruit roll ups
  • whole grapes and cherry tomatoes (cut in half lengthwise if serving)
  • hard, round candies: gumdrops, jelly beans, marshmallows, chewing gum
  • pretzels, nuts, seeds, popcorn
  • hotdogs (sliced in rounds); chunks of meat larger than what can be swallowed whole (also cut in half lengthwise if serving since sliced rounds can get stuck and cause a child to choke)
  • peanut butter should be spread thinly and not given as a lump on a spoon to lick
Prevent choking accidents altogether by not serving the foods above to children under the age of 4 years old.

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