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Woman Receives Warning From Other Mums After Sharing Photo Of Daughter’s Lunchbox

Woman Receives Warning From Other Mums After Sharing Photo Of Daughter’s Lunchbox


After sharing what she packs her daughter for lunch, one woman has raised concern over one detail featured in the photo. Usually these posts are nothing more than ‘mum shaming’ but this time we kind of agree with the feedback. Do you?

Posting to a popular Facebook page called Lunchbox Mums, the photo showed an image of a healthy lunch with lots of snacks neatly packed into small containers. Included were mini toasts, chicken pieces, pretzels, cheese, yoghurt and two types of fruit.

And while many mums were quick to praise the great array of food they also pointed out one huge hazard lurking amongst the snacks. Grapes! So many mums commented saying what a choking risk they were if not cut up.

“You need to chop grapes in half lengthwise until they are six due to choking hazard,” said one on the Lunchbox Mums Facebook group.


“Biggest choking hazards under five, pretty sure. And to cut length-ways.”

Another added: “It’s not just toddlers who can choke on grapes. I have known older kids to (choke on grapes) as well and it’s not ended well. Maybe just me but I still slice grapes for my teens.”

“Looks great, only thing I suggest is cutting up grapes.”

Health website says grapes are amongst some of the most dangerous foods for young children. And it all comes down to their shape, as well as the skin.

The primary safety concern around babies and grapes has to do with choking. Because of their size and shape, grapes can all too easily slide down a small child’s windpipe, blocking airflow.

For this reason, it’s critical to serve grapes the right way for babies and toddlers. Grapes should always be cut lengthwise so they can pass more easily through smaller throats.

And never widthwise, because they’ll still be big enough to choke on.”

While some mums said it wasn’t a concern to them at all.

“This never use to be a thing – I have three kids and was lucky obviously cause we never had a problem,” said one.

“But I’m pretty sure an older kids would be fine without them sliced – can’t be cutting your kids food into bite-size pieces forever. Let’s face it realistically kids can choke on anything.”

What do you think? Do you cut your kid’s grapes for them?

Images: Lunchbox Mums/Facebook

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Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal Lovevintage

Chrystal is a writer and blogger who loves nothing more than watching back to back episodes of crime shows. Should she ever find herself needing to cover up a crime, she'll know exactly what to do! Her dream is to one day live in Palm Springs where she can do her writing poolside while drinking endless gin and tonics. Mum to the cutest twin boys in the world, she loves nothing more than the sound of their laughter (usually heard when they're conspiring against her). Entertainment writer and pop culture junkie, she will be bringing you all the celebrity gossip and news that your brain can handle. You can follow her blog at and on Instagram at Chrystalovevintage

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