Can't eat pork ... fears that bird flu will infect piggies
Can't eat fish ... heavy metals in the
waters has poisoned their meat
Can't eat fruits and veggies ... insecticides and herbicides
I believe that leaves Chocolate!!!!!!!!
Chocolate is a Vegetable
Chocolate is derived from cocoa beans.
Bean = vegetable.
Sugar is derived from either sugar cane or sugar BEETS.
Both of them are plants, in the vegetable category.
Thus, chocolate is a vegetable.
To go one step further, chocolate candy bars also contain milk, which is dairy. So candy bars are a health food.
Chocolate-covered raisins, cherries, orange slices and strawberries all count as fruit, so eat as many as you want.
All joking aside, a little bit of chocolate in moderation is not going to hurt your lo. You get to eat the rest of the packet as well so that is a bonus too!!
My MIL did the same thing with dd1 and I was very sniffy about it and didn't give her the chocolate (probably did eat it myself!!) but as someone else said with dd2 it was a totally different story - she had chocolate from quite early on and which one has the more sweet tooth?? dd1 of course!!
My dd2 was about 12 months at Easter and she had some chocy then. Ideally I wouldn't have given her chocolate so early on but with dd1 (3.5) having it it was almost impossible not to. A think a little now and again won't do any harm. At least at this age you are in control and she can't keep asking for it.
Why every mil gives chocolate? My one, she has been giving ds (18 months) chocolate and crisps for many months now. Once she gave ds2 when he was only two months a cheap loly and i felt like killing her. I believe the longer you delay giving these things the better it is for your child.
Can anyone tell me what is the polite way of stopping her.