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    I just posted about this exact thing a few months ago too. I'm still cutting. I have started to let her eat them whole once in a while if I am right there. But then I get all worried so I figure what's the point? And then I usually cut them the next time.
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    I still cut them up for my 7 year old.
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    I "think" I was still cutting his grapes in half last year when he was 5 and in kindergarten. I don't usually cut them in half any more (he's 6 1/2), but sometimes if we get those really big grapes then I do. DS1 got a piece of beet stuck in this throat two summers ago when we were at Legoland and he was almost five, so I try to cut things up even smaller now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kep View Post
    Does anyone else remember Mason, the best friend of one of our BBB mama's son? He choked to death on a hot dog at age five (I believe it was five...). That still affects me, and I think about Mason often during meals. I can't remember which mama it was; it happened SO long ago. I searched and searched for the original posts, but I think it was way before the board change, and I can't seem to pull it up. It was so tragic and horrifying.

    The memory of Mason still helps keep my kids safe even today.
    I still think of Masyn every single time I'm cutting up hot dogs for my kiddos.

    Found them, his name was spelled with a y vs. a o, but I got lucky when searching:
    Original thread http://www.windsorpeak.com/vbulletin...d.php?t=233317
    Update http://www.windsorpeak.com/vbulletin...d.php?t=240932
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    Laurel is the first child for whom I cut grapes. For the other two I just didn't give them grapes. Wait, maybe I did for Dora, and cut them in half, but I hardly gave them to her. I think she was maybe 2, 2.5 when I just gave them to her whole. Arwyn was probably younger.

    But I also let my kids eat whole nuts, raisins, hotdogs, popcorn, etc very early on.
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    Ok, I'm entirely convinced to go on cutting those grapes... thanks all.

    Of course IRL my friends were forward facing their kids way before I was too. One dad at my son's daycare asked me the other day if I would be getting a booster for DS soon. I think I visibly blanched and told him that my car seat goes up to 65 lbs so he had a really long way to go before I did that, and then gave a lecture about why a 5pt harness is important. I probably sounded like a nut. (DS will be 3 in June and, while he's quite tall and he weighs about 36 lbs., he is still well within the weight/height for my radian 65.) So clearly the folks I know IRL are not up on the BBB way of doing things.

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    I will always cut them for my 2 year old. for 4.5 y/o I cut them for daycare lunches, but not if we are at home. She screams that she does not want them cut. But I think at daycare they have to be.
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    I cut them for DD, 3.5 at home and for school. I still cut hotdogs, baby carrots, and grape tomatoes down the middle, too. I intend to do so until she's at least 5 or 6, and she's just going to have to deal with it. I already hear from her that "this person's grapes aren't cut" and "that person's grapes aren't cut" regarding her friends at school, but that's tough.
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    I don't usually cut them anymore for my 4-year-old. I do, of course, for my 19 month old. But I have wondered how small I should cut them for him. I was quartering, but I have also just halved them recently. Are those pieces too big? He seems to handle them fine, but I still worry sometimes. Pretty sure DH always just halves them when he serves them.

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    I cut them for DD1 and make sure that DH does too. I cut hot dogs in 1/2 lengthwise and the same for grapes. I don't think they cut them a daycare though.
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