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The following are examples of unsafe foods for toddlers.

  • Hot dogs (unless cut in quarters lengthwise before being sliced)
  • Hard candies, including jelly beans
  • Nuts
  • Chunks of peanut butter (Peanut butter may be spread thinly on bread or a cracker—but never give chunks of peanut butter to a toddler.)
  • Popcorn
  • Raw carrots, celery, green beans
  • Seeds (such as processed pumpkin or sunflower seeds)
  • Whole grapes, cherry tomatoes (Cut them in quarters.)
  • Large chunks of any food such as meat, potatoes, or raw vegetables and fruits

 

Last Updated
2/28/2014
Source
Nutrition: What Every Parent Needs to Know (Copyright © American Academy of Pediatrics 2011)
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