HealthDay News Articles - For Your Information

Back to Health Library

Health Tip: Some Foods Aren't Safe for Toddlers

Here are edibles to avoid

(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.


Copyright © 2014 HealthDay. All rights reserved.

Greater Baltimore Medical Center | 6701 North Charles Street | Baltimore, MD 21204 | (443) 849-2000 | TTY (800) 735-2258
© 2014  GBMC. This website is for informational purposes only and not intended as medical advice or a substitute for a consultation with a professional healthcare provider.