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Can ds overdose on CHEESE?!

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theSuburbanDryad Sat 25-Oct-08 10:20:42

Ds has eaten 5 Babybel cheeses this morning (thank you dh! hmm) and is still asking for more cheese! I've compromised by giving him some cheese spread on toast.

He's not drinking a lot of milk at the moment so I'm hoping it'll balance out, but I am slightly concerned about the amount of salt in the cheese!

Am I being a bit PFB? He's 21 months.

TIA.

childrenofthecornsilk Sat 25-Oct-08 10:30:13

My ds ate lots of cheese when he was young as well. I think it was the salt he liked. I just gave it to him.

Overmydeadbody Sat 25-Oct-08 10:33:22

He'll be fine, there isn;t that much salt in cheese.

edam Sat 25-Oct-08 10:39:33

Have a look on the ingredients list of the spread - it's probably higher in salt than actual cheese.

At 21 months I think he'll be fine, honest!

theSuburbanDryad Sat 25-Oct-08 10:43:53

Sorry - but I chuckled at you posting on this thread edam! wink

I don't mind him having a little salt - I was just worried about the Babybel + the cheese spread would be too much salt for him.

IAteDavinaForDinner Sat 25-Oct-08 10:48:14

Mine's the same, I swear I could feed him nothing but cheese all day and he'd be happy. Well, maybe the odd bit of yoghurt too.

I would say "I'm sure he'll gorw out of it", but TBH I too could eat cheese all day grin

edam Sat 25-Oct-08 17:02:12

all you need is for cheesesarnie to pop up now... grin

(As it happens, edam is about the only cheese that I'm not addicted to. And Stilton. Apart from that cheese is LUVERLY!)

ShePeeTeePee Sat 25-Oct-08 17:57:43

Probably - but as my cheese'a'holic 4 year old is still in good health I think he'll need to eat an awful lot of it.

FrankAwenstein Sat 25-Oct-08 21:38:00

had to lol as my ds2 is a mouse too. He pumps his little legs in excitement as soon as he sees a babybel and the look of delight once he gets it in his little hands grin He'll be 10 months next week so not up to 5 in a sitting yet.

PortofinoPumpkin Sat 25-Oct-08 21:39:07

Good for his bones!

southeastalien Sat 25-Oct-08 21:39:25

my ds(7) is a cheese addict too, from about the same age.

theSuburbanDryad Sat 25-Oct-08 21:42:36

Well - today he ate:

7 Babybel in total.
3 bananas.
2 bowls of cereal.
A Lot of grapes.
2 small satsuma thingies.
3 pieces of toast and cheese spread.
A croissant
A samosa and half my kebab roll.
2 portions of lasagne (with extra cheese!)
2 yoghurts

Is this normal? It seems like an awful lot...

PortofinoPumpkin Sat 25-Oct-08 21:56:32

Oh no - you mentioned kebab - and now I WAAANNNNT one!

TeenyTinyTorya Sat 25-Oct-08 21:57:16

No but dh does grin

woodstock3 Sat 25-Oct-08 22:03:26

my ds would eat cheese from one end of the day to the other if given the chance - i did worry about the salt when he was tiny but not now he is 18mo.
but probably wouldnt let him have too many babybels or cheese spread as they're quite highly processed rather than because of the salt (now im the one being pfb...saying this dh has been looking after him today so they have both probably eaten their own weight in babybels and none the worse for it...)

bucksmum Sat 25-Oct-08 22:10:56

He looked fine on it at lunchtime!! I'm sure he will be fine! Kebab (was it from mighty bite!)

theSuburbanDryad Sat 25-Oct-08 22:11:05

He does eat normal cheese as well - he's particularly fond of Brie (pasteurised, natch!) and LOVES a good strong mature cheddar. He won't eat mild cheddar at all!

It wasn't an actual kebab - the (very small) market in my town has an Indian food stall which sells really nice spiced lamb meat rolled up in a chapati with salad and chutneys <<drools>> - i think they call it a kebab out of convenience. They're quite spicy but ds LOVES them and happily polished mine off when I couldn't finish it due to horrific heartburn!

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