Food safety for 2-5 year olds

Even though your little one can handle eating by himself, don’t think they little ones still can’t have trouble. Please share this very important information with your Au Pair if you have young children.

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Foods to avoid: 24 to 36 months

Choking hazards: Even though your child is becoming a more competent eater, there’s still a chance he’ll choke on his food. Continue to avoid the choking hazards listed above, and discourage your child from eating while walking, watching television, or doing anything else that might distract him from his meal.

Foods to avoid: 3 to 5 years

Choking hazards: Your child is a very competent eater now, but you should still be on the lookout for pieces of food that he could choke on. Keep cutting his food into small pieces, especially things like grapes and pieces of hot dog that could completely block his airway if inhaled. Continue to avoid popcorn, whole nuts, hard candies, and chewing gum. And discourage your child from eating when distracted.

Source: http://www.babycenter.com/0_foods-that-can-be-unsafe-for-your-child_1491465.bc?bclink=top&scid=momstodd_20121009:3&pe=MlV4S29GUXwyMDEyMTAwOQ..

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