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Would you give a 7 month old Ice Cream??

My co-worker and his wife do - they think it's cute. I personally would not.

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chefronswife

Asked by chefronswife at 12:04 PM on Feb. 23, 2010 in General Parenting

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  • Never.
    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 12:06 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • No. I don't even give my 2 year old ice cream or chocolate. Their tastebuds and food preferences form in the first three years of life - I am not going to set my son up for bad eating habits. He LOVES fruits and vegetables and I am not depriving him..junk food is not good for you...its JUNK...so it might taste good but its not doing anything for your body but hurting it.
    keyaziz

    Answer by keyaziz at 12:08 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • I used to put some on my finger and let my kid have some. As for feeding them spoonfulls or giving them their own bowl of ice cream. No, I would not.
    armywife2009101

    Answer by armywife2009101 at 12:09 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • i did! its ice cream! you should not judge when other parents choose to introduce things. my 9 month old eats everything i eat and that includes ice cream.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:09 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • Probably not. I don't think one lick would hurt. I surely wouldn't feed it to them. It does the baby no good, not only that, the baby doesn't care about sugar and sweets yet. Why get them hooked so early?
    Skepticchick

    Answer by Skepticchick at 12:09 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • no. never. I refrain from feeding my children empty, worthless calorie laden food.

    as pp said, my children eat what I eat. the difference here is that I do not eat crap.
    ObbyDobbie

    Answer by ObbyDobbie at 12:12 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • A few bites... sure, it's not going to hurt anything. But not a whole bunch to fill up on. And certainly not on a regular basis.
    AmiJanell

    Answer by AmiJanell at 12:15 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • No, i wouldn't. But I guess everyone's different.
    Adelicious

    Answer by Adelicious at 12:20 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • No not just a bite, they went to that Coldstone ice cream place and let him eat half the bowl....but wonder why he has a sensitive tummy...Sorry - I should not be so judgemental but I agree...feed them crap now and you are screwed later on!
    chefronswife

    Answer by chefronswife at 12:26 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

  • Nope.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 12:41 PM on Feb. 23, 2010

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