Top 9 Choking Foods

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Hot Dogs
Hot dogs are one of the most common foods that children choke on. To minimize risk, cut them lengthwise and then chop them up into very small, irregular shapes.

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Carrots
To make carrots a little safer, finely shred them, or cook them until they are a mushy consistency throughout.

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Apples
Apples, along with other firm fruits, should be chopped into very small, manageable pieces, or cooked until mushy throughout.

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Grapes
Grapes should always be cut in half before you give them to your young child. If the grapes have seeds, make sure to remove them as well.

Nuts

Nuts
The size and shape of nuts make them very dangerous for young children to consume whole, and should be avoided.

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Peanut Butter
A large dollop of peanut butter can be hard for kids to swallow all at once. The safest way to eat it is to spread a thin layer on crackers or bread. It’s also a good idea to serve it with something to drink. (Peanuts and peanut butter also pose an allergy risk. Be sure that it’s safe for your child to eat before serving.)

Marshmallows

Marshmallows
Soft foods like this can easily get lodged in your little one’s throat. It’s best to avoid giving marshmallows to young children.

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Gum and Hard Candy
It is best to avoid giving young children any gum or hard candy. Children can inhale the candy or gum if they laugh, take a deep breath, or try to swallow it whole.

Microwave Popcorn

Popcorn
The size and shape of popcorn make it a very easy food to choke on. It is best to avoid giving it to young children.

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