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How to cut grapes the RIGHT way to avoid choking

Did you know whole grapes are a dangerous choking hazard for babies, toddlers and young children? We show you how to slice them so they're safe to eat

We all know you're supposed to slice grapes before giving them to young children as finger food – they're actually a serious choking hazard.

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But are you cutting them the right way?

Grapes should always be cut lengthwise so they can pass more easily through smaller throats. And never widthwise, because they'll still be big enough to choke on.

You can either slice them downwards in half, or for small babies, you might want to cut them lengthwise again into quarters.

But cutting all of your grapes lengthwise can be time-consuming. So this dad has come up with a hack to cut lots of grapes in half in one go using a plate.

It's pretty clever…

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