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Old 06-27-2012, 05:43 PM   #1
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Cherries - the fruit kind!!!

Do you give your toddlers cherries?? Do you just let them swallow the pits??

My 2 year old loves "balls" - cherries - but I am super paranoid about the pits.

What do you do - right now I bite the cherries in half and take out the pit then give them to him but then he gets mad that they aren't "balls" anymore LOL!!!

He has sneaked a few whole cherries and was fine so I'm not sure if the pits are small enough not to be a problem?!?!?!?

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Re: Cherries - the fruit kind!!!

I cut them in half and scoop out the pits. If your son wants them to stay in a ball shape, could you use a cherry pitter?
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Cherry pitter!
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Old 06-27-2012, 06:15 PM   #5
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push the pit out one side, don't let your child bite a whole cherry with pit, they can choke.
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Cherry pitter! A bobby pin works, too, to scoop the pit out and leave the cherry reasonably whole.
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I got the OXO cherry/olive pitter. I read many reviews and this is truly a great item. I used to cut them for my daughter and it was a pain.
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I just push out the pit. Cherries are DS1's favorite food, and it was too time consuming to cut them in half.
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When I'm lazy I feed my 2yo red grapes when we're having cherries
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I cut around the pit. Start at the top on one side and cut all the way around. Pit is out with 2 small slivers of cherry that I cut off and eat. Then the cherry is like a ribbon but closes up to look like a circle again.
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