As you know, some foods are a choking hazard for young children. A 2008 study listed the 10 that were rated as the most dangerous: hot dogs, peanuts, carrots, boned chicken, candy, meats, popcorn, fish with bones, sunflower seeds, and apples. It is vitally important to slice and cut all foods into small chew-able bites. Do not cut hot dogs into nickel sized chunks. Food should be no bigger than 1/2″ in any direction. You may want to consider using the Safe Sizer Choking Prevention Plate which has an integral raised 1/2″ diameter ring which gives parents a visual reminder needed for food size.
The Ten Biggest Choking Hazards for Young Kids
June 17, 2010