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You don't give chocolate to 1yr olds!

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MrsA2015 Fri 09-Dec-16 22:32:08

Ok not exactly but definitely not bloody 10pm at night! I just give up. Currently staying at my nans house, it's always a constant battle regarding food and DD (13months). She's wandering around playing with toys all quiet after a terrible day battling a cold and mild temperature.Usually asleep by 8 o'clock, today she's out of sorts so I'm letting her wear herself outblush

Well now she's just walked in the room with 4 squares of chocolate and a packet of pom bears.angry she's never had pom bears or anymore than a couple of chocolate buttonssad

I just bloody give up. She's throwing a tantrum now because I've taken them off of her apparently this makes me unreasonable.--I'm going to give them back to her just for peace I've been up since 6--

PoliticalBiscuit Fri 09-Dec-16 22:34:13

Don't give them back, distract her with something if you can. She'll forget about them shortly.

MrsA2015 Fri 09-Dec-16 22:38:18

I'm dying for a shower and can't trust she won't be given it anyway. I could cry out of frustration. If I hear"well it didn't do you any harm" one more time I will cry

TheWitTank Fri 09-Dec-16 22:39:45

Distract -she is only one, it won't be hard to switch her attention to a book/cartoon/silly game. Chocolate and crisps at this time of night is silly for most people of any age!

LunaLoveg00d Fri 09-Dec-16 22:39:48

4 squares of chocolate and a bag of Pom bears - although not an ideal diet - is not going to kill a child as a one off treat.

Gymnopedies Fri 09-Dec-16 22:43:46

DD was trying to steal my chocolate bar at 4 months old (but she never got more than a lick before 6 months, ebf baby).
Chocolate lovers here, it's a misconception that children get high on sugar (but you might feel grumpy if you blood sugar is down).

Tootsiepops Fri 09-Dec-16 22:45:59

My daughter is also 13 months, she's snottery and has a slight temperature. Today, we ate dominos pizza and brownies for lunch. I don't think it matters massively, does it?

Crunchymum Fri 09-Dec-16 22:48:40

Urm at 22:45 I think even the most "food liberal" of parents would object?

MrsA2015 Fri 09-Dec-16 22:54:37

I'm not so much fussed about the food itself it's more the time of night. Suppose it's better than the cat food shes been trying to eat all day.

I'm more annoyed because I've been looking forward to some quiet time and thought her little run about was the last bit of chaos for the day.

I did end up distracting her and it worked after a couple minutes of tears.

I'm having a crap parenting week where nothing I do feels "right" and I know it's the horrible cold she has that's making her miserablesad

Needastrongone Fri 09-Dec-16 22:56:30

As the parent of teenagers, just smile.

Let it go. There's more stuff to worry about than some crap food, whatever time, as a one off.

SheepyFun Fri 09-Dec-16 22:58:20

Was going to tell you that a dietitian actually advised us to try chocolate buttons with our food refusing DD when she was 1, but not at 10pm at night - YDNBU

00100001 Fri 09-Dec-16 23:00:48

YABU one year olds can have chocolate.

DixieNormas Fri 09-Dec-16 23:07:18

Not at 10 o clock at night

Rixera Fri 09-Dec-16 23:16:33

Tbh I was against giving the baby chocolate for ages, despite the generosity of every in law. Eventually someone will do it anyway at which point you give up. We reached 14 months.

NoMudNoLotus Fri 09-Dec-16 23:17:54

In the grand scheme of things I don't it's worth stressing.

LittleBearPad Fri 09-Dec-16 23:18:18

A square of chocolate won't really be the end of the world, whether it's at 10pm or whenever.

TheWitTank Fri 09-Dec-16 23:21:14

I don't think the op has an issue with a bit of chocolate -she just doesn't want her baby eating it at 10pm. I wouldn't let my two older kids have it at this time (and I wouldn't eat it either). While it won't do any harm, it isn't exactly winding down for bed.

amy85 Fri 09-Dec-16 23:22:10

Of course 1 year old can eat chocolate...if you don't want her eating it at 10pm then put her to bed and don't let her be up wandering about at 10pm especially when staying with your nan as most Nan's are feeders lol

Hayles88 Fri 09-Dec-16 23:22:17

In the course of a lifetime, what does it matter.

TheWitTank Fri 09-Dec-16 23:22:31

There is a big difference between one square of chocolate and four squares with a bag of crisps.

glitterazi Sat 10-Dec-16 00:08:26

Oh, when my youngest was 13 months old, Id have been absolutely the same so know completely where you are coming from.
Would have massively pissed me off!
There's just no need for a 13 month old to have chocolate. (In fact my 13 year old didn't have a taste of chocolate until he was 5!)
Relaxed a bit when ds2 was born and he had some around the age of 3
Now though? Older, wiser, and say pick your battles. For your own sanity.
As a one off, let it go. It won't harm them in the long run.
As long as you don't make it a habit!

ruthsmumkath Sat 10-Dec-16 00:12:42

It's not every night - it wouldn't bother me in the slightest.

PaulAnkaTheDog Sat 10-Dec-16 00:21:39

If your nan has form then surely you should just keep an eye on her?

FrankAndBeans Sat 10-Dec-16 09:05:59

YANBU OP. Even if it doesn't do any harm, it's your child and no one should be undermining your parenting choices.

Randytortoise Sat 10-Dec-16 09:10:19

Ds 2 has chickenpox he was snuggled on my lap at 10.30 last night sharing a box of maltesers. It made him feel better and he went off to bed about 11.
I eat what I fancy/can stomach when feeling grotty and let dc do the same.

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