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Parents warned of hidden danger in babycinos

Experts explain how to make the treat safer

Parents could unwittingly hand their toddler a choking hazard

Experts have warned that a popular toddler treat could contain a hidden danger.

Child first aid organisation Tiny Hearts Education has shared a warning over babycinos.

It says that marshmallows in the hot milk drink could pose a choking hazard for children.

Babycino warning Tiny Hearts Education
(Credit: Facebook/Tiny Hearts Education)

In a post shared on Facebook, the organisation said tiny marshmallows were safer than large ones, but that no marshmallows at all was the best option.

The post said: A safer option is to cut them into small pieces, use mini sized marshmallows, or better yet – eat the marshmallow yourself!

The American Academy of Pediatrics has previously said marshmallows should not be given to children under five years of age, with raw carrots, peanuts and popcorn also on the list of choking hazards.

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