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What foods can children choke on?

Children can choke on anything that is the right size to block their airway. This includes things such as grapes or even hot dogs cut into coin shapes. It is better to cut hot dogs into strips instead, to reduce the chances of children choking.
Common foods that can cause choking in children include:
  • Peanuts
  • Hot dogs
  • Lettuce
  • Celery
  • White bread
  • Nuts
  • Cheese chunks
  • Whole grapes
  • Hard candy
  • Popcorn
From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.
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