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Safe Easter Treats for your little bunnies
Easter is a fun and exciting time for families with young children. It's a time to enjoy spring, hunt for eggs, and indulge in sweet treats. However, as a parent or caregiver of a baby or toddler, it's important to keep safety in mind when it comes to Easter treats.
Mini chocolate eggs are one of the worst culprits when it comes to choking. Similar in shape to grapes, they block the airway completely. Their shiny smooth surface also makes them slide down a child’s throat without chewing all too easily. Our friends at Mini First Aid have a fantastic blog that you can read here, all about choking hazards.
So what snacks and treats are safe?
Homemade Fruit and Vegetable Snacks: One of the best ways to ensure that your child is getting a healthy and safe Easter treat is by making your own fruit and vegetable snacks. You can create fun shapes and designs using cookie cutters and arrange them in an Easter basket. Some great options include carrot sticks, apple slices, and strawberry hearts.
Soft-Boiled Eggs: Eggs are an Easter staple so why not incorporate them into your mealtime? Soft-boiled eggs are a great option for babies and toddlers. They are rich in protein and vitamins, but they are on the NHS list of known allergens so it’s important to follow the correct advice about how and when to introduce them and what to do if you spot an allergic reaction.
Crisped rice Treats: This breakfast cereal creation is a classic Easter treat that can be made at home with safe ingredients. They are soft and easy for babies and toddlers to eat, but be sure to watch out for choking hazards by cutting them into small pieces. We recommend using a grape cutter or choke checker, both of which are available here.
Chocolate-Dipped Fruit: Chocolate-dipped fruit can be a delicious and healthy Easter treat. Choose fruits like strawberries or bananas, and use dark chocolate for a lower sugar option. Again, be sure to cut the fruit into small pieces to avoid choking hazards.
Bunny-Shaped Crackers: Crackers can be a great option for a fun Easter snack. You can find bunny-shaped crackers or use a cookie cutter to make your own. Many brands also offer carrot puffs which are the perfect Easter treat for your precious little bunnies
Fruit Pouches: Fruit pouches are a convenient and healthy snack option for babies and toddlers. Look for pouches with no added sugars and be mindful of any potential allergens.
Remember, always supervise young children while they are eating and avoid any potential choking hazards.