It’s advised to cut up grapes for children up to five, as they have small airways that can easily be blocked by a grape.

But primary school children may still have small airways, though they’re better at chewing and swallowing.

That’s why there’s no fixed cut-off age for cutting up children’s grapes.

You know your child best. Do they sit down still to eat? Do they chew their food properly? Do they eat quickly when distracted, excited or in a rush?

If in doubt, give yourself peace of mind and cut them up.

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