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to be horrified at a 6 month old eating chocolate?

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bookworm6 Wed 06-Jul-11 23:38:54

Just seen a picture of a 6 month old baby of an acquaintance eating a bar of chocolate. This baby is only 2 weeks older than my ds2 who is just eating purees. I'm sure dc1 did not have chocolate til after he was a year due to the caffeine content and the fact that it really is unnecessary to give them it. Aibu to think this is way too early for chocolate and feel quite horrified or am I being ott?

atosilis Wed 06-Jul-11 23:40:25

Hahahahahahahaha grin

HerRoyalNotness Wed 06-Jul-11 23:42:25

YES. DS1 couldn't have been much older than that we he discovered my stash of Lindt in the coffee table and had a scoff. Won't kill them <disclaimer: unless they're allergic>

CocoPopsAddict Wed 06-Jul-11 23:42:33

Erm, it depends. My 7mo DS has licked a bar of chocolate that I've been holding a couple of times in his life, and I haven't stopped him. Does that make me a bad mother? I don't think so. If the parents are feeding a 6mo chocolate regularly then YANBU...though horrified is a stronger word than I'd use.

BluddyMoFo Wed 06-Jul-11 23:44:00

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

atosilis Wed 06-Jul-11 23:44:31

What size are we talking here? Finger of fudge or 200gm Galaxy? Still hahahahahaha grin

worraliberty Wed 06-Jul-11 23:44:39

I tend to save feeling 'horrified' for horrific murder, rape and other truly horrific things.

Parents giving their babies a bar of chocolate...well that's just unecessary and a bit stupid since what they don't know at that age they don't miss.

So YANBU to think it's bad

But YABU and OTT with the horror

trixymalixy Wed 06-Jul-11 23:44:48


FreudianSlipper Wed 06-Jul-11 23:45:55

i have picture of ds scoffing chocolate at about 8 months, its look that way as most of it ended up on his face

he looks very happy. yes i think you are being ott

foreverondiet Wed 06-Jul-11 23:46:43


My DC1 didn't have any chocolate until she was 2, but DC3 is 14 months loves chocolate and is generally offered nibbles by older sibling plus he has been known to help himself to the chocolate stash in the cupboard.

HappyDoll Wed 06-Jul-11 23:46:48

YABU, it's not your child, and so therefore not your place to be horrified. Hah! You don't even know if he was eating it or holding it.

cat64 Wed 06-Jul-11 23:47:24

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muminthecity Wed 06-Jul-11 23:47:26

YABU and OTT. Chocolate isn't an essential food group for a baby but it's not the worst thing you can give them either. I'm sure the baby will survive.

HowlingBitch Wed 06-Jul-11 23:47:44

Call SS immediately! Chocolate is just the beginning. It will be fruit shoots next!

HampstersDontSwim Wed 06-Jul-11 23:48:16

DD2 decided to crawl at 5mths and swiped her brothers choc buttons......

I wouldnt give sweets though. f she steals them then I think shes earned them grin

She started walking at 8mths and tried to pinch my wine. 'm not so slack with that though hmm grin

mayorquimby Wed 06-Jul-11 23:48:55


IRCL Wed 06-Jul-11 23:49:25

YABU to be horrified. But dramatic.

IRCL Wed 06-Jul-11 23:49:40

But was meant to say Bit!

atosilis Wed 06-Jul-11 23:49:53

Redefine your use of 'horrified' for a kick off. There'll be some babies in Somalia might disagree.

IgnoringTheChildren Wed 06-Jul-11 23:50:16

What everyone else said plus there isn't actually caffeine in chocolate unless it's added in:
Chocolate does not contain Caffeine

bookworm6 Wed 06-Jul-11 23:50:20

Ok. Horrified is a strong word. I do have a tendency to exaggerate .... but did feel surprised? Shocked? Worried? ( mixture of all 3 perhaps).
It looked like a mars bar ...

Bogeyface Wed 06-Jul-11 23:50:46

Chances are the baby grabbed the chocolate, stuffed it into its mouth and the parents took a picture. I have a picture of my DD at 4 months with a big fat chip shop chip in her mouth that she grabbed out of my hand when she was sat on my knee whinging. It was so funny that we took a photo and the worst that happened was she sucked it, pulled a face and carried on screaming (the reason she was on my knee in the first place)!

Save your "horror" for truly horrifying things and dust of your sense of humour for everything else.

fishtankneedscleaning Wed 06-Jul-11 23:51:05

A child eating chocolate? Disgraceful! smile smile smile

HowlingBitch Wed 06-Jul-11 23:51:58

Don't look now! shock

IRCL Wed 06-Jul-11 23:51:58

What harm do you think this chocolate bar will do?

What are you worried about? confused

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