This everyday fruit can be lethal for children

It’s dangerous to give very young children whole grapes, say emergency doctors who want GPs to flag the issue with parents.

Writing in The Archives of Disease in Childhood, they describe three cases of young children, all of whom required emergency treatment, after eating grapes.

One case involved a five-year-old who started choking while eating whole grapes at after-school care. Prompt and appropriate attempts to dislodge the grape didn’t work and the child went into cardiac arrest. The grape was later removed by paramedics, using