Grapes are the third most common cause of death among children who die in food-related choking incidents, and doctors say a lack of awareness among parents, carers and health professionals could be leaving young children at risk.
It is vital that you slice grapes before giving them to young children as finger foods. This includes older children as they sometimes are less likely to chew their foods properly. Grapes should always be cut by length so that they can pass more easily, never by width because they will still be big enough to cause choking. For babies, you may wish to cut them by length again into quarters.