Depending on their size and your baby’s age, beans can be a choking hazard for babies and toddlers. Serve beans safely by offering them mashed as part of other foods for younger babies, and do not serve chickpeas in their whole form.
What foods can babies not choke on?
Tips to prevent choking among babies
Avoid round, firm foods and large chunks (hot dogs, nuts, whole grapes, hard or sticky candy, popcorn, raw carrots). Hot dogs are not safe for babies. If your toddler likes hot dogs, be sure to cut them lengthwise. Avoid stringy foods like string beans and celery.
Can beans hurt a baby?
Beans are high in fiber and may cause digestive upset like gas and diarrhea if you give your baby too large of a portion. Start with a very small portion of a tablespoon or so when introducing beans to your baby and increase the portion over time.
Can I give baby beans?
Don’t add any salt, sugar, or other spices to the beans when you first offer them to your baby. For younger babies, you can puree beans until they are smooth. Once your baby is a little older, you can mash beans with a fork for a slightly lumpier texture.