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Is it okay to give a 2yr old popcorn?

My MIL says it is a choking hazard.

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nicjon

Asked by nicjon at 3:23 PM on Feb. 4, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • it can be, even adults choke on it sometimes. i wouldnt just yet.
    tnm786

    Answer by tnm786 at 3:25 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • My kids starting eating at about 2 years old; it pretty much disolves very quickly once it gets in their mouth so I was never concerned with it being a choking hazard. If you're on the fence, hold off.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:33 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • if ur unsure id wait
    san78

    Answer by san78 at 3:55 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • my son just turned 2 jan 2nd and has been eating popcorn for a while now
    leann74016

    Answer by leann74016 at 10:25 PM on Feb. 4, 2011

  • I haven't given my 2.5 year old popcorn, but that's not to say I wouldn't, I just haven't. If the husks get caught in my throat, I have to assume they could get caught in her throat, too. Not to mention getting lodged into the gums and between teeth..brushing her teeth is already a nightmare, I wouldn't want to add trying to get pieces of popcorn out into the mix!
    ldybug1752

    Answer by ldybug1752 at 2:37 AM on Feb. 6, 2011

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