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Petits filous for 7 month old

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Gingernut81 Thu 28-Apr-16 17:00:23

Lots of my friends seem to be obsessed with sugar and I can't help but feel I'm being frowned upon for giving DD petits filous. She has one a day, at lunchtime and nothing else she eats has added sugar as I make pretty much everything myself. I know she shouldn't be having loads of sugar but I don't want to be one of those sugar police mums who completely bans it. I mentioned it to my HV and she wasn't concerned just feel like I'm being a bad mum for letting her have them confused

MrsLeighHalfpenny Thu 28-Apr-16 17:01:42

No, you're not being a bad mum.

Pinkheart5915 Thu 28-Apr-16 17:03:43

Don't feel like a bad mum, your dd has one a day will do no harm.

crystalgall Thu 28-Apr-16 17:10:04

You're not a bad mum. However I would ask why would you give her a petit filous which has sugar in it as opposed to other yoghurt which don't. Eg the yeo valley little yeos or something don't have any sugar in them. Still yoghurty and sweet just like a petit filous.

crystalgall Thu 28-Apr-16 17:10:51

Or those fruit pots from organix (?)/other companies. Nice and sweet but no added sugar.

dementedpixie Thu 28-Apr-16 19:28:12

I bet they have added fruit purees or fruit juices to give sweetness which is basically just the same as adding sugar

Gingernut81 Thu 28-Apr-16 20:11:42

I tried her with the Yeo Valley ones & she didn't like them! I looked up the sugar content of them & they're still not sugar free, about 4g compared to 6g in petits filous.

TeaBelle Thu 28-Apr-16 20:13:44

I think it's a lot of sugar if she's having one daily - things like fruit have a lot of sugar too. It's not artifical sugar but it is still sugar.

Pinkheart5915 Thu 28-Apr-16 20:14:44

My ds wouldn't eat the petit filous but he loves Greek yoghurt. Maybe try Greek yoghurt?
No harm in a petit filous now and then

RiverTam Thu 28-Apr-16 20:18:06

Why not do Greek yoghurt with fruit purée? Or try the Rachel's yoghurts? Personally I think there's no reason for babies to have any more sugar than is in fruit or veg.

Chickpeachick0 Thu 28-Apr-16 20:19:09

Try natural yoghurt with some of a fruit pouch .

ThisWasCrownjewel Thu 28-Apr-16 20:19:55

Are you heck as like a bad mum. DS was pretty much weaned on Petits Filous, and he's a strapping 19-month old with a wide range of tastes (including raw broccoli confused).

Luckystar1 Thu 28-Apr-16 20:22:15

Sorry I tend to agree with River. Although I am quite staunchly anti sugar (I am still sure I'll be proven right about this in the future...!!). Babies will only eat what we give them, there's no point in introducing rubbish early doors, they'll get enough of it soon enough!!

But I fully understand that everyone (in fact very few!!) agree with me!!

Luckystar1 Thu 28-Apr-16 20:22:34

Err not everyone!

CorBlimeyTrousers Thu 28-Apr-16 20:25:01

I have found both my babies like Yeo Valley natural yoghurt by itself. It's actually got a lovely flavour. I don't think you're a bad mum at all but you could try that and a piece of whole fruit instead of the petit filous if you're concerned.

SushiAndTheBanshees Thu 28-Apr-16 20:28:36

I'm no sugar police either, but when you think about how much of it they eat when they're older it's nice to reminisce about the good times when they had none. It's also a good stick to beat them with when they're older: "well, we never gave you any of that rubbish when you were small, if you've got rotten teeth now it's not our fault"!

Btw, "she didn't like it" doesn't apply to a 7mo. At that age they eat what we give them. Of course they're predisposed to like certain foods (some babies love sweet stuff, some savoury, some like smooth, some like texture etc), but they need variety and good habits. Persist with the lower-sugar alternative and she will soon forget that petit filous ever existed.

Hamsolo Thu 28-Apr-16 20:30:15

Yeo valley etc have similar amounts of sugar. It's just extracted from fruit, and called apple juice concentrate or similar. Same effects though.

My little girl loves all things sweet, but if I give her full fat Greek yoghurt she eats it happily. Same thing with mashed banana is also nice. It might be worth trying those if you're worried, but there are worse things to give than petit filou.

Spandexpants007 Thu 28-Apr-16 20:30:58

Lots of people feed their kids sugery yogurts. It can be a slippery slope though once the babies got a taste for sugar. Best to wean on to savoury and healthy staples, then introduce unhealthy stuff when older as treats.

It would be healthier to mush some berries into some Greek yogurt.

ElderlyKoreanLady Thu 28-Apr-16 20:32:19

Well, I came to tell you that DD has about 3 of the small petit filous a day and not to worry about it. But reading the responses, I'm fairly certain I come from a different walk of life to the people who've commented! Compared to most babies round here, DD's diet is superb.

Spandexpants007 Thu 28-Apr-16 20:33:14

Yes there will be loads of rubbish food on offer later on, stick to healthy right now. Right now you are developing her palette for food.

Jemappelle Thu 28-Apr-16 22:13:59

3 Petit fil a day ?

Have you added the sugar up!!?

CorBlimeyTrousers Thu 28-Apr-16 22:18:42

"Yeo valley etc have similar amounts of sugar."

Yeo Valley Natural Yoghurt doesn't have any added sugar. I don't know if that's what you meant.

dementedpixie Thu 28-Apr-16 22:20:18

Other posters suggested Yeo valley little Yeo pots which have added fruit juices/purée so have nearly as much sugar as petit filous

EskiVodkaCranberry Thu 28-Apr-16 22:26:36

Don't stress, it'll be fine. It's yoghurt smile

ElderlyKoreanLady Thu 28-Apr-16 22:28:26

Yes Jemapelle and it comes under the NHS guidelines for added sugars for her age (though the sugar in them isn't all added I don't think). She very rarely eats anything else with added sugars.

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