I am not bashing mommies who give their babies snacks. I have given my son puffs before but every time I give them to him (hardly ever) I wonder if he really needs them. Do babies under a year really need snacks? Do you think it will contribute to poor eating habits or obesity? I think sometimes as parents we do what is easy. I know instead of listening to my son cry while I am making dinner, i put him in his high chair and give him some puffs. I feel that I'm doing it just to keep him quiet and then I beat myself up thinking, am I teaching him bad habits early? I don't let my older one have a snack before dinner so why let my little one? Do babies really need snacks nutritionally or to tie them over? If they eat 3 meals (solids) a day and bottles in between, how necessary is it?
Asked by Anonymous at 12:18 PM on Mar. 13, 2009 in Babies (0-12 months)
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Answer by mommymandaleigh at 12:28 PM on Mar. 13, 2009
Healthy snacks are fine, you'll have nothing to worry about when it comes to Gerber. If you really worry though then only give him snacks when you want to congratulate him like, going to the "potty", talking, walking, crawling, or any other "firsts" that he hasn't tackled yet.
It would help ease the "guilt" on giving your child snacks by giving him snacks when its in encouragement.
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