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X-ray of grape in boy’s throat shows why you should chop children’s food

X-ray of grape in boy's throat shows why you should chop children's food
Please chop food if you’re a parent of young children (Picture: MEN Media)

This photo should serve as a warning to parents of young children.

The X-ray shows a fully intact grape lodged in the throat of a five-year-old boy – and is a reminder of why you should always chop food.

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Australian blogger Angela Henderson shared the photo after the boy’s mum gave her permission to do so, in the hope of raising awareness.

Angela said: ‘Please be mindful that not all kids chew their food, are in a rush at school to get in the playground, etc.

‘Please be careful. And when in doubt just cut the damn grapes [and] baby tomatoes.’

A terrifying X-ray of a grape lodged in a child's throat has gone viral as parents share the graphic reminder of the need to chop food. The dangers of not cutting grapes up for children have previously been highlighted, after a number of tragedies involving the fruit. caption: The grape was lodged in the child's airway
The X-ray shows the grape fully lodged inside the boy’s throat (Picture: MEN Media)

Grapes are roughly as wide as young children’s airways, and many parents do not realise that they should be sliced in half length ways.

Angela explained that the boy in the X-ray needed an operation under general anaesthetic so the grape could be safely removed.

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She added: ‘He is VERY lucky that part of his airway was open, or else this could have ended badly.’

Parents have also been urged to chop mini eggs and other chocolate treats in the run-up to Easter.

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