Thank you for this, Elana — I’ve mangled hundreds of clementine sections looking for seeds!
With mandarins and clementines (the perfect sized citrus fruit for kids) in season, we’re going through tons of them in our house. I want our 13 month-old to get into them too, but I’m worried cause some have seeds (and blurgh, we don’t like seeds in fruit!). I just was giving him some sections and wasn’t sure how to find out if they contained seeds…then I held it up to the window. You see the seeds easily and just pass along the sections that don’t have any. Once again, the parent suffers for their children, eating the sections with seeds!
It’s also a little science discussion as well, looking at cross-sections of fruit and stuff. Our 6 month-old and I were looking a thin slices of radish yesterday, held up to the kitchen light.
Clementines: the ultimate in kid-friendly citrus
Clementine crates as toy storage