We all know that certain foods and beverages aren’t meant for children. Alcohol, for example. However, there are many more foods that are common in adult diets but not recommended for children. Some of these may be surprising since, as adults, we consume them so regularly. It’s important to know what foods are deemed unsafe to feed your little ones.
Why Certain Foods Are Dangerous to Children
First, many foods contain ingredients and chemicals that, while harmless to adults, can wreak havoc on children’s health. The reason for this is that kid’s bodies are in the process of developing.
Their immune systems, livers, and kidneys are not yet as strong as adults. Therefore not able to filter out elements of food that can be harmful to humans in high amounts. We’ll explain more about this in the slideshow below.
The second reason some foods are not recommended for children is a matter of safety. Small children lack the ability to recognize danger, such as choking hazards. While an older child or adult may know that swallowing something whole is not a good idea, toddlers and young kids are often not able to decipher what is and isn’t safe.
Check out the slideshow below before your child’s next meal or snack time. You might be surprised.