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what age did you first let your kids have popcorn?

ive heard its a choking hazard.


Asked by PURPULbutterfly at 11:23 PM on Oct. 5, 2010 in Health

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  • My two year old is not allowed to eat popcorn just yet. Although I'd love to have a "popcorn buddy" *I eat gobs of popcorn every day!), I don't want her to choke on it.

    Answer by Fallaya at 1:55 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I think my kids were both in the 15-17 month range, which I know is WAY younger than they recommend. It was seated, supervised of course. Not running around the house with it.

    Answer by hibbingmom at 11:26 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • My youngest is 21 months and she's been eating it for several months now. That said, she has had a full mouthful of teeth since she was barely a year old, so she's kind of a crazy little chomper! Haha. :) I think I started letting my older daughter have it around 20 months+.

    Answer by aliceryannesmom at 11:26 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • I think mine were 3 before I was comfortable giving them popcorn.

    Answer by motherofpearls at 11:26 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • My oldest was about 1 1/2 when he first ate popcorn. It was just me and him so I wasn't worried about it..

    Answer by ajc88 at 11:28 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • Around three, I think. Maybe a bit younger for my third who was mooching it off the older kids.

    Answer by Freela at 11:35 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • around 2...older with my first I was more paranoid.

    Answer by hill2 at 11:41 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • They need a lot of teeth and most importantly to chew thoroughly, so whenever that is… : )

    Answer by agentwanda at 11:46 PM on Oct. 5, 2010

  • mines been eating it for a while and she turned 2 in June. my dad always gives it to her but he checks to make sure its a small piece and doesnt have a seed hiding in it.

    Answer by okmanders at 12:34 AM on Oct. 6, 2010

  • I 4-get, but I watched her carefully when she ate it

    Answer by NicolesMommy at 12:34 AM on Oct. 6, 2010