food choices and food textures should be age-appropriate

Although after 12 months of age children can consume table food, their food choices and food textures should be age-appropriate. 

For example, it might be too early to provide 16-months-old child who has 7 teeth with a pizza or a bagel. 

Poorly chewed foods can cause gastrointestinal problems. 

Mashed potatoes with ground chicken and mashed carrots are appropriate choices of textures.


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