Unhealthy Food for Children

Mothers need to be careful in sorting out foods that can be consumed by toddlers. Remember, that not all foods are healthy for children to eat at a certain age.

Some foods can cause allergies and can make your little one choke and vomit. Here are safe tips and what types of food should your little one avoid.


Safety Advice

There are some important suggestions that are important for you to apply when your little one is eating food, including:

  • Always supervise your little one when they are eating and drinking.
  • Get your little one used to eating in a sitting position, to prevent your little one from falling while eating and reduce the risk of choking.
  • Do not give your little one popcorn, nuts, seeds, hard candy and chewing gum, until they are at least 4 years old.
  • Do not get toddlers to eat while the car is running, to avoid the risk of choking.


List of Foods to Avoid

Here are some types of food that your little one should not consume, especially if he is under four years of age.


  • Popcorn
  • Nuts
  • Hard candy
  • Chewing gum
  • Hot dog
  • Low fat milk
  • Large chunks of food
  • Food is small but hard
  • Soft and sticky food

The size, shape and density of food above are not recommended for your little one, because the little one cannot digest it properly, especially for the little one who is 4 years old and under.


Food Without Nutritional Benefits For Your Little One

The list of foods mentioned above still contain good nutrition. These foods need to be avoided because your little one cannot chew and digest the food above perfectly.

While the list of foods below, should not be consumed by your little one because they do not have good nutritional value and can cause problems for your little one's health.


soda: Long-term consumption of soda has been linked to various health problems.Processed meat: The long-term consumption of processed meat with preservatives such as sausages, nuggets, ham can increase various health risks.

During its infancy, your little one needs the best nutritional intake to optimize the development of the body, brain and body power.


Source:

- Melchior M, et al. PLoS ONE, 2012; 7 (12)

- McIntyre L, et al. .Canadian Journal of Public Health, 2012; 103 (6): 428-32.

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