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At what age is it safe to stop cutting up grapes?


Asked by Namaste17 at 11:19 AM on Mar. 22, 2011 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • At my son's preschool, they have to be cut at least in half and the preschool goes through age 4. Occasionally I will give them whole to my 2 year old but only if I'm sitting down eating with him, otherwise I slice them quickly.

    Answer by missanc at 2:13 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • My DD is almost 4 and unless they are very small, I still cut them!

    Answer by BaileysMom476 at 11:25 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • I still cut up big grapes & my Son is 4. Better safe then sorry.

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 11:30 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • If they are small I give them to my 21 month old whole and if they are big cut in half.

    Answer by navyjen at 1:11 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Once they start chewing., and eating real food not baby food . and are not playing with food. Also when you start, do not turn your back!

    Answer by izmy64 at 11:21 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • Oh, my daughter is 2 years 3 months and I'm still cutting them in half. lol

    Comment by Namaste17 (original poster) at 11:22 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • I used to do home daycare and their food program rule was anyone under the age of 2 had to have all food diced, including grapes. Size depended on amount of teeth, age, etc. I agree with izmy64 above, once your child is no longer playing with their food and chewing it you should be fine, but watch carefully till they are older.

    Answer by AntoinetteF at 11:25 AM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • don't forget to cut up hot dogs as well...perfect size to get lodged in their little least that's what my doctor said...mine's too young for hot dogs.

    Answer by beepbop1 at 2:54 PM on Mar. 22, 2011

  • I actually don't feed my 2 year old hot dogs, so that's not an issue. Thank you for the advise though :)

    Comment by Namaste17 (original poster) at 2:56 PM on Mar. 22, 2011