Danger Foods for Infants & Toddlers Video

Maria Monteverde RD CDN. Nutritionist. Schneider Childrens' Hospital. DrMDK.com
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Male Speaker: And everything alike, there are things that are very good and there are some very bad. We have a term called danger foods. These are foods that we don't want they get because if they get it in, it could be a danger for instance that would be or nuts that are same as popcorns that kids fly for. A kid died a few years ago when he was in a movie theater when he was three, got some popcorn got his lung and the kid died. Could you give me some indication where you will get some danger foods where you have got babies? Female Speaker: Young babies again like you said they are not even grapes, as be very careful with grapes. Male Speaker: Because of the covering Frank Footers? Female Speaker: Because they are covering Frank Footers, yes, if you are going to give frank footers, you want to basically cut them in half and then cut them in quarters again and then cut them into small pieces. Male Speaker: And then took the skin off their-- Female Speaker: And take the skin off, same thing with grapes also. String cheeses, string cheese, I feel like they are big thing now but it's easy to get the kid again it’s that round in shape, instead you are better off giving just small pieces of cheese even just a regular slice cut it off for them. Male Speaker: Any food that can get in the lung, it can't be broken up by the lick and absorb is prior going to be dangerous to the kid and any food that you get in the lung, it can include a breathing passage and that's filled with virtually anything. I think the opening the passage is to dye in another straw you had to think about. Something is not smaller than that, we have got a problem, is that correct. So if you are not sure you should check with your doctor and if you are not sure don't give it until you are 100% sure. Female Speaker: Exactly. There are even certain cereals that aren't say get nervous, but they have had some parents that give honeycombs. Honeycombs are big cereals and if you keeping it in mouth long enough, it will kind of dissolve them get marshy but some times they feel for a two year old, they don't leave it in their mouth that long they just pop in and swallow it, it's a big cereal even sometimes just things are better we get a little bit nervous. Male Speaker: And any cereal you recommended should not be sugar coted, is that correct? Female Speaker: Right and as little sugar possible, almost every single cereal has some amount of sugar added to it. I recently did research on that. However, you do want to have more of a healthier whole grain not sugar added cereal. Be aware of those lucky charms that they tell you a whole grain. Use your guide, if you know certain cereals whether they are sugar cereals or healthy cereal, go more for the whole grain healthy cereal. Male Speaker: Alright, thank you very much.

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