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Old 09-19-2010, 05:52 PM   #11
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Re: Popcorn: At what age do you allow your child to try it?

We got an air popper a few weeks ago and my two-year old is addicted. She eats it all of the time, never any gagging of choking. She was around 20 months the first time she had it.

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Old 09-19-2010, 05:56 PM   #12
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Re: Popcorn: At what age do you allow your child to try it?

I gave it to mine at age 2 (w/ all teeth but 2 yo molars)... but I watch them very closely and be sure there are no unpopped kernels in their bowl
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Old 09-19-2010, 05:59 PM   #13
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Re: Popcorn: At what age do you allow your child to try it?

we started at age 2.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:35 PM   #14
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Re: Popcorn: At what age do you allow your child to try it?

Here's a good link about young children and popcorn: http://dev.3klabs.com/crazzles/popco...-children.html

ETA: This is from Wikipedia:

Popcorn Health risks

Popcorn is included on the list of foods that the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends not serving to children under four, because of the risk of choking.[23] Special "hulless" popcorn has been developed that offers an alternative for small children and for people with braces or other dental problems who may otherwise need to avoid popcorn.
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Old 09-19-2010, 06:46 PM   #15
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Re: Popcorn: At what age do you allow your child to try it?

DH gave some to DD when she was little over a year. Not like a bowl all to herself, but he was eating some and gave her a couple pieces-one at a time without the kernel. She has 4 top and 4 bottom teeth though. We would never let her eat it unsupervised, but if we are eating it, then she gets one soft piece at a time.
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NO way - you are the mom, your choice but even if it wasn't your choice NO WAY!
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I baby sit a 1 year old and could not imagine giving him popcorn even though he has a ton of teeth, i baby sit a 2 year old as well and his mom gives it to him so i let him have some when my older 2 do for an after school snack but my own kids were over 2, not only is it a choking hazard but can be uncomfortable coming out the other end!? my son ate it too many days in a row ( with my mom!) and had "sharp poop" as he called it!
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:06 PM   #18
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Re: Popcorn: At what age do you allow your child to try it?

My 20 month old has been eating popcorn for at least six months. Both of my girls started eating popcorn around 14 months. In the beginning I would be more concerned about the pieces she got, but not she gets a small bowl all to herself. But your the mom and you get to make the choices for your children.
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I'm ok with popcorn after they have all of their teeth and are relatively close to 2.
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Old 09-19-2010, 07:07 PM   #20
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I've let my 11 month old taste it, but only after I nibbled off any bits of kernel. Essentially she just ate the fluffy white part. But just letting them eat it straight out of the bowl, I probably wouldn't do that until she was about 2-2.5.
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