They’re ok to eat. They have holes in them.
During a recent First Aid course I was required to take, the course material included a small section on babies and toddlers. This included how to perform CPR, how to help a choking child, etc. During the choking part of the cirriculum the instructor asked the class what foods kids should NOT
eat. Steak and hot dogs were the most popular answers due to the choking hazards, and also because meat isn’t good for them anyway, right?!?! When asked what the BEST snack food was for kids, the answer was unanimous. CHEERIOS!!! The instructor mentioned that it is very difficult for a child to choke on Cheerios because of the hole in the middle (I thought doughnuts was a better answer). She went on to say that this a great choice for kids because of the safety, and nutrition.
Cheerios have become synonomous with kids and breakfast/snacks. Why is this? In my opinion, there are 2 main reasons. Firstly, parents see every other kid eating them, so assume that this is just what kids eat. Secondly, they are extremely convenient to prepare. No chopping, slicing, dicing, baking, steaming, cooking, barbequing, heating, prepping. This is extremely appealing. Who wants to take the time to cut up some veggies (2 minutes), when you can grab a handful of Cheerios (5 seconds)?
We recommend giving kids a “whole food” breakfast rather than a “hole food” breakfast. Yes, it takes more time, but aren’t they worth it?
Baby Rat prefers to keep it simple. Her “go to” breakfast is Sunworks bacon, eggs, bell pepper, onion, spinach, and any other veggies we have in the fridge at the time (all Organic ingredients if possible, but definitely not a show stopper!)
Chop veggies, fry with bacon, pour in eggs, and scramble. Serve with glass of water. That simple!
We have tons of meal ideas/recipes for everyone in the family. Ask your coach if you need any help!