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peanuts - what was it again?

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lunavix Fri 01-Jul-05 10:17:38

I know peanuts are a nut allergy thing, but why else aren't you mean tto give them to small children? I'm eating some peanuts and raisins which ds is eyeing up but I know I shouldn't give him some just don't know why!!

I'd say choking but they're small - pea sized and we don't ban peas do we?

starlover Fri 01-Jul-05 10:18:20

it is choking hazard

lunavix Fri 01-Jul-05 10:18:54

why? I unerstand grapes and all but a grape cut in half is still bigger than a peanut.

SoupDragon Fri 01-Jul-05 10:19:06

peas are squidgey.

starlover Fri 01-Jul-05 10:21:57

also a small child is more likely to chew and break up a pea or grape... peanut is easier to just swallow by mistake!

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