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The Worst Foods for Toddlers

The Worst Foods for Toddlers

Once your toddler is six months old, it is fun to see them enjoy solid foods. But as a parent, you must take utmost care to give your baby only nutrient-rich foods as infants and young children tend to have weaker immune systems than adults, which may cause food poisoning in this age group. Here is a list of foods that are better to avoid for your little one.

  • All unpasteurized foods and beverages, including raw milk and unpasteurized juices
  • Whole or partially cooked eggs or foods containing raw eggs
  • Raw or undercooked meat and poultry
  • Undercooked and raw fish or shellfish
  • Uncooked sprouts
  • Don’t use salt as the salt present in breast milk is enough for your baby
  • Avoid giving nuts to babies as they may develop allergy, especially to peanuts
  • Honey, until after the baby's first birthday because it can harbor spores of toxic bacterium that can cause botulism.

Risks of Choking

There is a high risk of choking in toddlers.  Because they have teeth does not mean they can handle different varieties of foods. So, In order to avoid choking avoid giving the below mention foods

Small, firm foods: including popcorn, dry flake cereal, seeds, nuts, chips, and chunks of raw vegetables, whole cherry tomatoes and whole olives.

Sticky foods: chunky peanut butter, gummy candies, jelly beans, gum, caramels, dried fruits.

Slippery foods: including large pieces of meat and poultry, whole small fruits, such as grapes, berries and cherries and hard candy such as lollipops.

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