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    Default Do you let your toddlers eat in the car?

    Firstly sorry if it's a silly Q!

    The reason I ask is I'm a first time mum and think that it could be quite dangerous where as my DH says its not and I need to chill out?

    I would rather give her a toy while I'm driving and eat when we are at a stop. He gives her biscuits. Am I being to precious again?

    Thanks in advance. I told him I'd ask the BH Oracle for the answers.

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    Sometimes I let them, but depends on what food nothing to messy I always have a few books and toys in the back to keep them occupied

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    Yep

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    We often do 7 hour drives and snacks along with a dvd player are the only things that keep our son, and therefore us, sane.

    I let him eat anything now but when he was a toddler I would not give him anything hard eg carrot sticks, apple etc that needed a lot of chewing.

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    Yes if I didn't they would eat each other or I would drive into the nearest pole hearing them argue or screaming for food We drive back and forth to the airport twice a month (2.5hr round trip) as well as the usual stuff.

    Why would it be dangerous? It's more messy than anything but my car is a bomb so I'm not fussed at all

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    Thanks guys I am being a paranoid freak then.

    Thermo I'm not sure I just thought being 1 she could choke but I guess using common sense and not give her hard foods as pp said.

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    Yep always but I think you have to be clever about the foods you give them ... Altho that is for messy sake and not safety reasons.

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    Oh gawd I'm embarrassed now it seems the norm. Now I'd better go take my chill pill in front of DH he loves it when I'm wrong!

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    No I don't let the kids eat in the car.
    I also think its dangerous for small children (babies and toddlers) to eat without being supervised, so especially wouldn't give them food to eat while I am driving. My eldest DD choked as a baby (not on food, on vomit) while I was driving and it was the most scariest, dangerous experience I have ever been in whilst driving, I will never putting my children at risk of choking like that again, or myself and anyone else in the car or roads.

    But with older kids, I just don't want the mess.
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    My younger kids are often jumping in the car to do a school pick up around afternoon tea time and if they've just woken I can't get them to eat and they'll often meltdown in the car (even on short trips) so food is a godsend. Never had a problem with choking or gagging. I'm not particularly fond of it given the mess but we have 2 dogs who often ride with us and gladly pick up any crumbs. I also vacuum a few times a week so it isn't too bad.

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