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ice cream for a 6mth old....

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mum2samandalex Tue 22-Jul-08 17:28:15

hes hot bothered and teething and making me feel very guilty eating my ice cream grin

lulumama Tue 22-Jul-08 17:29:18

give him a frozen banana to chew on, far better for sore gums

designerbaby Tue 22-Jul-08 19:37:02

FWIW whenever I have icecream in my DD's presence I always give her a wee bit... doesn't seem fair not to grin

A tiny bit isn't going to do them any harm IMHO...


p.s. DD prefers Ben & Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie - thats why I have to buy it...

lilymolly Tue 22-Jul-08 19:38:16

yes its fine as long as its just a little bit! wink

beansprout Tue 22-Jul-08 19:38:49

I wouldn't.

moocowme Tue 22-Jul-08 20:06:58

yes i did the same thing and DS is absolutely fine. and yes the icecream helped the gum pain.

HaventSleptForAYear Tue 22-Jul-08 20:18:13

I did.

With DS2.

DS1 was carefully protected from anything resembling dessert, sweets, ice-cream etc.

Now won't eat cake etc. Like me.

DS2 is a big "gourmand" (nice way of saying loves his food/greedy guts)

HaventSleptForAYear Tue 22-Jul-08 20:18:51

BTW - NOT for gum pain but just as a taste of mine.

Didn't try to justify it with medicinal use wink

Tinkjon Sat 26-Jul-08 12:18:28

If you're worried about it then make your own - that is perfectly fine for babies, in fact I think could even be regarded as healthy! Just full-fat dairy and bananas (bananas don't need sugar if really ripe) - what could be better baby food?!

belgo Sat 26-Jul-08 12:23:00

Babies this age mostly don't like eating cold things - my children were 18 months or more before they liked ice cream.

Tinkjon Sat 26-Jul-08 13:25:34

Although my 10.5mo DS has just wolfed down a homemade fruit-juice lolly!

ThatBigGermanPrison Sat 26-Jul-08 13:27:57

I gave mine frozen chips to chew.

Frozen banana would be better.

NoBiggy Sat 26-Jul-08 13:28:39

I had some lovely banana ice cream, turned out to be just frozen bananas put through a juicer (a powerful one, admittedly).

solo Sat 26-Jul-08 13:29:02

Ice lolly.

princessglitter Sat 26-Jul-08 13:33:24

plain yogurt with chopped up fruit makes a lovely ice lolly. Annabel Karmel does some baby sized lolly moulds; I got mine from Boots.

paolosgirl Sat 26-Jul-08 13:37:20

DS1 was protected from the evils of sugar and all nice things for over 2 years. DD for about 18 months. DS2? He's already had ice cream, and he's 15 months! A little bit of everything will no them no harm.

charitas Sun 27-Jul-08 10:09:14

I have lovely recipe for frozen greek yorghurt and pureed apricots, v lucsh never tried it on a baby though(piglet still off too tender an age for food0

Brunocat Mon 28-Jul-08 16:57:55

I must be very bad mummy - 11 month old son has just waten half a Cadbury's white chocolate Dream. He loved it. I can't eat an ice cream without him getting very excited and trying to grab it off me. Must admit I don't normally let him eat as much as half though, normally more like a quater.

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