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DD falls into the 'couple times a month' category, and it always happens at the grandparents' houses, never my own :P DD ate an entire ice-cream sandwich one day at the ILs. She has never had candy though.
Bell had cake at her birthday (and smash). Also we?ve been to a few parties where she had a bite of something but never gets her own.
Though I'm almost positive my mother gives her sweets on occasion but she knows never to actually admit to that.
That said I will let her have some halloween candy this year.
I put "a few times a month" because that's what I'd prefer. He's had cake or ice cream at a party, a bite of a cookie, etc. It's all fine in moderation IMO.
But DC gives him sweets several times a week which is too much I think.
So far, she's only had any sweets on special occasions like her birthday or if we're at someone else's party. I'm a bit of a health nut and I purposely keep sweets out of the house because I know the limits of my self-control.
At the last get together we went to, there a chocolate mousse cake. DD had literally 3 bites and was running around like a lunatic. I really don't need that on a regular basis. lol.
tas1883:At home seldom just becuase my H is paroniod she will get fat (she is underweight right now and doctor see no worry). That said my H thinks he will get fat if he eats a brownie or cupcake and he is also underweight.
amypogg6:Em has chocolate a least a few times a week. She begs for it at the cabinet. She loves it, but only gets a piece or two. Once in a while, she'll have a little vanilla ice cream. I hope I'm not causing a problem!!
I said a few times a month but it's not that often that she gets real sweets (dessert-type things)... it's more than just her birthday though. I can think of a handful of occasions where she has had sweets: a little cake on her birthday, a little cake at her grandfather's birthday, a piece of cider donut when we were out apple picking, and maybe one other time.
She has never had candy and won't for a while yet, I don't think.
That being said, she does have healthy sweet things like yogurt with fruit mixed in, plain fruit, etc. We also let her have graham crackers and dates that have some sugar added, which I guess could be considered sweets (but I don't think of them as "dessert").
I assume you're meaning candy, cupcakes, chocolates, cookies, cake, ice cream, etc. In that case, rarely. If it's a birthday, a holiday, grandma's house on a rare occasion, etc, then yes, I'll let her have something (without icing). However, we don't give her things like that at home.
I do, however, let her have the occasional animal cracker, fruit snacks, or yogurt raisin when I can't get her to eat anything else. I find these to be far less "evil" than straight cookies, cupcakes, etc.
He never has candy candy, but he has a cookie, piece of cake, or pie regularly. I love baking so at least once a week we have a good dessert in the house and he gets some. On a daily basis his sweets are usually a few animal crackers or a couple graham cracker squares.
no candy but sweets like MIL's homemade Cambodian desserts made with fruits and sweet rice, yes.
Once in a while froyo and vegan/organic chocolates when I am eating them.
lovelovelovelovelove:Sam is on an organic, whole foods diet. He doesn't get anything with refined sugar or processed foods. I personally think that our children are far to young to be fed candy, sugar and chocolate.nbsp;
ihearttab: lovelovelovelovelove:Sam is on an organic, whole foods diet. He doesn't get anything with refined sugar or processed foods. I personally think that our children are far to young to be fed candy, sugar and chocolate.nbsp;
I've been side eyeing your sanctimommy self since the circ post. Please remember that your opinions are just that. YOURS. If you don't circ or feed sweets, awesome for you. It doesn't mean that those who make a different choice are wrong.
/hormone fueled rant. The way you stated your opinion rubbed me wrong...
Hmm.. I was just answering the question asked by the OP. Asking if I feed my child sweets. My answer was saying Nope, I feed my child (Sam) an organic, whole foods diet. The OP was asking, so I stated my opinion. And our kids are too young for sweets, IMO. And in regards to the circ post - you're right, my opinion is just that. My opinion. I feel really strongly about circ, and while I may not have chosen the best words to state that, it doesn't mean that I was intentionally trying to make other mothers feel poorly. I am a very literal and up front person, and I tend to state my opinion in a very upfront manner. In some aspects of my life, this is a blessing and in some (like here) it seems to be an invitation for hormone fuelled responses such as yours.
My "Sanctimommy self" thanks you for the call out though. It was exactly what I needed tonight!