Teething foods to avoid
Be aware of choking hazards. Foods that are hard, round, slippery, tough, or sticky are potentially dangerous. Cut vegetables, fruits, meats, and other foods lengthwise into small, thin strips and then into small pieces that are not round. You should not give hard candy, dried fruit, popcorn, nuts, or other foods that cannot be cut into smaller pieces to young children. Avoid sticky foods such as peanut butter on soft bread, or clumps of raisins or marshmallows.
Avoid giving commercial teething biscuits to relieve a teether's gum pain. They offer few nutrients and may be potential choking hazards. Remember, all foods should be part of the child's regular meals or snacks. Chewing foods throughout the day can lead to dental decay, so provide teething rings to relieve discomfort.