Nuts and seeds
If the children’s molars still have not formed, their ability to grind food will be severely affected, so foods like nuts and seeds should be avoided.
Chicken with bone
Bones can be extremely harmful to children if they become wedged. Sadly, bones can be hidden in boneless meats, so always check thoroughly before serving any meat to a child.
Even if they have been rearranged into smaller pieces, small chunks of cheese still pose a serious choking hazard. Because of their hard texture, cheese can become wedged in the back of a child’s throat, preventing them from breathing.
Apples and their skin pose a substantial risk to children as they can easily get stuck in the back of their throats, especially because the skin is airtight. If a child is very young, it’s best to avoid seedy fruit like melons, oranges and cherries.
Even though marshmallows are soft, they can often clump together, increasing the risk of choking. They expand in the throat, making choking a serious risk. If left unsupervised for a few seconds, children can even ingest the entire substance, blocking the airway completely.
Hard and crunchy foods, like popcorn, can easily cause your child’s throat to get clogged; even toddlers with somewhat competent eating habits shouldn’t be consuming this food – Unpopped corn kernels are extremely hard and will easily block the airway. Their texture can expose the person to other food products that stick to the popcorn, creating an obstruction that can be fatal.