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At what age did you give first give chocolate?

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Hobby2014 Mon 19-Jan-15 13:42:46

Just that really.
When did you start letting your children have chocolate?

Hobby2014 Mon 19-Jan-15 17:02:41


SachaF Mon 19-Jan-15 17:09:09

My SIL gave my ds chocolate cake when he was 6 months old - it was his first food! We were at a party and all his cousins were having chocolate cake too. He enjoyed it but I didn't enjoy the cleaning him up so much smile

Gunpowder Mon 19-Jan-15 17:10:31

I discovered DD could pull herself up when I left her by the coffee table for a minute and came back to find chocolate all round her mouth. I think she must have been about 9 months. It was the Lindt 90% stuff that tastes like coal. Was quite impressed by her sophisticated tastes tbh. wink

After that, very occasionally from 1-2 years old. Now she's 2, I only get through most days by bribing her with smarties on chocolate buttons.

Gunpowder Mon 19-Jan-15 17:10:54


Heels99 Mon 19-Jan-15 17:12:51

2 years

loudarts Mon 19-Jan-15 17:13:29

Around 12 months, Ds loves milkybar buttons

originalusernamefail Mon 19-Jan-15 17:15:10

1 his bday cake was a mahoosive chocolate hedgehog (neither my DS, DH, Ddad or myself due to greedy family members at the party but that's a whole other thread). He doesn't get it regularly but if we are having some we will share.

nottheOP Mon 19-Jan-15 17:15:13

His birthday cake was the first sweet and more regularly after he was 18 months. He is 2.5 now & does get something nice to bribe him on the weekend days

howtodrainyourflagon Mon 19-Jan-15 17:16:48

all the way through pregnancy and daily in breast milk.
DC1 - about 10m
DC2 - helped himself to a chocolate brownie at 5m
DC3 - standards had slipped by that point and this was probably around 6.5m

originalusernamefail Mon 19-Jan-15 17:17:05

* he was one
* got any cake
Sorry folks, on the night shift and going slightly mad. Wishing for wine will have to do withbrew.

forwarding Mon 19-Jan-15 17:21:53

I have picture of DS completely smeared in chocolate cake at about 7 months old.

He loved it.

What's the particular relevance of chocolate op?

justabigdisco Mon 19-Jan-15 17:24:16

Blimey, this is refreshing. Usually on MN everyone comes on saying 'my PFB didn't even know what chocolate was until she was ten'. I can't remember what age mine was exactly, but under 1, prob 9-10 months. It's only chocolate! Everything in moderation is the key. grin

forwarding Mon 19-Jan-15 17:25:09

Give it time...

GotToBeInItToWinIt Mon 19-Jan-15 17:30:15

She helped herself to some at about 9 months I think. I occasionally give her a little bit if I'm having some and she had milky buttons in her Christmas stocking!
Why do you ask? You don't have to ever give them chocolate if you don't want to, it's not a milestone! Just as a little bit won't do them any harm as babies, as long as you're not using it as the main ingredient in every meal.

Jackiebrambles Mon 19-Jan-15 17:35:23

At Easter! He was 13 or 14 months and I suppose I was a bit pfb about it. He's nearly 2 now and doesn't really have it so hasn't got a taste for it yet.

I'm sure when he does I'll be in trouble as I'm crap at saying no :-/

Hobby2014 Mon 19-Jan-15 17:43:02

Thanks everyone.
DS has just turned 5 months. A certain family member keeps trying to get me to give him chocolate. I haven't started weaning yet. Waiting til 6 months. They bought him chocolate for Christmas and I said thanks but he's not having it yet. They then pulled hmm face and said well he can have some right? I said no. Next time I saw them they then started grilling me about Easter and will I let him then. I said I wasn't sure. Got another hmm look. DH agrees with me so they can do one tbh.
Just then started questioning myself and thinking am I being too PFB?

MissHJ Mon 19-Jan-15 17:48:17

About 10-11 months. He is now 16 months and has a small milky bar or something occasionally. To be fair he seems to prefer cake to chocolate

GotToBeInItToWinIt Mon 19-Jan-15 17:59:49

Definitely wouldn't give them chocolate as there first taste of solid food!

GotToBeInItToWinIt Mon 19-Jan-15 18:00:02


Gunpowder Mon 19-Jan-15 19:43:23

I don't think you're being pfb. smile

YoniMitchell Tue 20-Jan-15 17:33:14

We first tried a chocolate mousse/yoghurt thing when DS was 11 months (was offered as a dessert at PILs) - he wasn't impressed and has shown little interest in chocolate per-se so we've not wasted it on him given him any since but he will scoff a choc chip brioche if it's going begging

blushingmare Tue 20-Jan-15 19:04:44

Around 2. She didn't show much interest before then and would have been just as delighted with a strawberry, so I didn't see the point. I don't think I'll get away with if for so long with DS though - at 8 months he's already trying to swipe everything that goes into my or his sister's mouth!

GoldfishSpy Tue 20-Jan-15 19:08:30

DTs were 1 - I made a chocolate cake for their 1 st birthday. Straight chocolate was later - about 2 for buttons I think.
Ds3 lunged at and had a suck on a toblerone I was eating last week - he's 5 1/2 months. Going to try to hold off a while though until it's deliberate!

bambinibop Tue 20-Jan-15 19:08:52

Probably about 10 months I think. She's almost 1 and has some every now and again usually because she has spotted me eating it!

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