Caregivers/teachers should not offer foods that are associated with young children's choking incidents to children under 4 years of age. Food for infants should be cut into pieces ¼ inch or smaller, food for toddlers should be cut into pieces ½ inch or smaller to prevent choking. Children should be supervised while eating, to monitor the size of food and that they are eating appropriately.
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National Centers: Early Childhood Health and Wellness
Last Updated: January 19, 2018