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To ask if you would give your nearly 7 month old chocolate?

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MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Mon 01-Apr-13 09:46:13

Actual chocolate, not like a jar of chocolate baby pudding. I'm talking chocolate buttons for Easter etc.

I'm just feeling pressured into it right now, and I don't want to but am I being a PFB mother?

countrykitten Mon 01-Apr-13 09:48:58

No - I wouldn't and I didn't.

You will, however, get plenty of replies telling you you are mean and controlling over food (yada yada) but stick to your guns if that's what you want to do.

MamaMumra Mon 01-Apr-13 09:49:51

No, not that young.

ginslinger Mon 01-Apr-13 09:50:30

I never did - there is no need for it. Won't feel deprived if they don't get it and would probably prefer a shiny thing or a fluffly thing

lottiegarbanzo Mon 01-Apr-13 09:50:40

No, why would you?

Dd is one. No chocolate yet. Some tiny bits of cake, she wasn't too keen.

Samu2 Mon 01-Apr-13 09:51:05

I gave mine a few buttons at that age.

I don't think there is anything wrong with it either way. If you don't want your child to have chocolate then tell everyone else to go whistle.

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Mon 01-Apr-13 09:51:14

Phew. Two replies good enough for me. They offered her a bloody mini roll yesterday.
I got told I need to 'chill the fuck out'

malteserzz Mon 01-Apr-13 09:51:27

Just a little taste yes

GadaboutTheGreat Mon 01-Apr-13 09:51:31

No. No baby needs to eat chocolate.

Stick to your guns, people just want to have a laugh I guess, but really it's a bit silly.

MissAnnersley Mon 01-Apr-13 09:51:56

No I didn't. I don't think DS had a taste of chocolate until he was about 2ish. Not even chocolate pudding.

Aworryingtrend Mon 01-Apr-13 09:52:03

no. Ds is 6 months and despite lots of 'jokey' comments yesterday about giving him some easter egg I just laughed it off and didn't give him any. They have their whole lives to eat chocolate!

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Mon 01-Apr-13 09:52:21

She's got 4 Easter eggs!! She's one week off being 7 months, and four Easter eggs.
This isn't a April fool btw

Caitycat Mon 01-Apr-13 09:53:11

I don't but like you feel like it's a losing battle sometimes. Had an argument with DH last week when I was him giving her a chocolate finger to suck. He keeps on about how an occasional treat won't hurt her but doesn't seem to get that she doesn't need treats that she doesn't even know exist and is just as happy with some carrot slices!

countrykitten Mon 01-Apr-13 09:53:19

'Chill the fuck out'? That's just bloody rude...a mini roll at 7 months? FFS.

hobnobsaremyfave Mon 01-Apr-13 09:53:39

I weaned mine on pureed chocolate at 6 weeks and then blw with a twix and a kit kat.

Cherriesarelovely Mon 01-Apr-13 09:54:20

Not if you don't want to, it's so annoying when other people pressurise you about stuff like this.

MakeItUpAsYouGoAlong Mon 01-Apr-13 09:54:33

Arf @ hobnobs.
Yes country- I'd only nipped to the loo shock

Theicingontop Mon 01-Apr-13 09:54:38

I didn't. He had some cake on his first birthday, wasn't impressed. He now has a love for both sweet and savoury things, he's nearly three. You won't 'ruin' their palate by saying no to a mini roll.

BlueStarsAtNight Mon 01-Apr-13 09:55:13

I haven't, and DS is 8 months. I don't intend to give it until at least a year, which is what the weaning guidance from the hv recommended. He doesn't need it, and I don't want to give him a taste for things that aren't doing him any good! He has sucked a ginger nut, but that's about the only 'junk' food he's tried.

CecilyP Mon 01-Apr-13 09:55:23

People feel the need to give something, and while DS would have got a few chocolate buttons at that age, 4 Easter eggs does sound a bit much. Do they have a long sell by date? If not, you will just have to eat them yourself pass them on to another child.

Wheresmycaffeinedrip Mon 01-Apr-13 09:56:01

Not at that age no. They r still getting their tummies used to solids at point. A mass of sugar and processed creamy crap is a stomach ache waiting to happen.

VodkaRevelation Mon 01-Apr-13 09:56:38

You don't need to chill out. Just be prepared for it to continue though. My in laws think I am terribly mean for not letting my 18 month old have LOADS Of chocolate. He has some, sometimes but never a whole packet of buttons for example. That makes me tight.

Not Letting him have more ice cream after he has had a small bowl also makes me a ''meany". I ignore. The thing is, if I ever said I thought they fed their children too much crap it'd cause a right rift. I wouldn't as it's none of my business!

Misty9 Mon 01-Apr-13 09:56:54

Ds was the same age as your dc last Easter - and my mum got him an Easter egg which I presumed was for me to eat. But she asked if he'd had any and proudly told me she'd bought an additive etc free one precisely for that reason!

I fibbed and said he'd had a tiny bit, but no I wouldn't and didn't see the need for it that young. Very rude response you got in RL - who was that from?

Meglet Mon 01-Apr-13 09:58:44

No. XP's family bought DS easter eggs at that age, he didn't even get a taste of them.

StealthPolarBear Mon 01-Apr-13 10:00:42

If they swore at you in front of your DD I'd be very disinclined to spend much time witht them from now on tbh

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