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Guide (Walla system)
Tu B'Shvat is a relatively light holiday - it doesn't require much from us, the maximum is to find a place for the flowerpot that the child brought from kindergarten and to arrange for dried fruits. But even though this is a holiday without prohibitions and restrictions, there is one thing that you must be careful about. Dried fruits are indeed sweet and attract the the eye, but may also be dangerous for children. As every year, the organization before children's safety published the list of guidelines for maintaining the health of our children during the holiday:
fruits dried fruits are sticky and can easily stick to the respiratory tract and thus pose a choking hazard. Therefore, for children up to the age of 5, there Cut dry fruits thinly and small, and serve them only after removing the pit.
Nuts and crackers
Nuts, almonds, peanuts, seeds and crackers of all kinds - forbidden to children under the age of 5. Nuts and almonds can be given, only if they are ground to a completely smooth texture and without fragments.
The danger in crackers and nuts of all kinds is greater, since they have a tendency to absorb liquids and swell quickly.
Therefore, when they are inhaled into the respiratory tract, an air blockage is created in a very short period of time.
For this reason, even broken nuts can be dangerous.
Completely prohibited until the age of 5. Cashew nuts (Photo: ShutterStock)
Raisins and cranberries
There is no restriction on serving raisins, cranberries and similar foods, due to their small size.
But it is important to note that the children do not put a large amount in their mouth that could become infected.
vegetables and fruits Round vegetables and fruits such as cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, grapes and more - should be cut lengthwise into strips.
Inhalation of the fruits or vegetables in their round shape can cause airway obstruction.
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In any case, it is important that our small children eat under the supervision of an adult, without additional occupation and only while sitting.
"Most cases of choking in children are caused by food. The trachea of toddlers and small children is narrow compared to adults and their cough reflex is not developed enough, they do not have the ability to expel food that is inhaled into the trachea. That is why it is important to follow the safety guidelines related to holiday foods and thus prevent the next disaster ", explains Orly Silvinger, CEO of the Bevrem organization for children's safety.