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Health Tip: Some Foods Aren't Safe for Toddlers

Health Tip: Some Foods Aren't Safe for Toddlers

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

The American Academy of Pediatrics 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.

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