Learn the easiest way to cut grapes to serve them safely to babies and toddlers.
- 1/2 cup red or green grapes
- For kids 9-12 months+, cut each grape in half. Cut each half in half, then dice. Aim for pieces about the size of 1-2 peas so the kids can pick them up but they are small enough to easily chew. (You do not need to peel the skin.)
- For kids 12-24+ months, cut each grape in half vertically (or longways), then cut in half to make long quarters.
- For kids 24-48 months, cut each grape in half vertically (or longways).
- For kids over age 4, grapes may be served whole but always be sure the kids are sitting down to keep them as safe as possible.
Store cut up grapes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
Grapes are a choking hazard until age 4.
Dice grapes for kids starting at 9 months when they can pick up small pieces of food with their fingers.
Quarter grapes for kids starting at 12 months, or when you’re comfortable.
Halve grapes for kids starting at 24 months, or when you’re comfortable.
Be sure to cut grapes vertically into skinny halves and strips.
Always make sure the kids are sitting down when eating grapes.
Find my full guide to Cutting Food for Kids here.
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