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Do you let your toddler eat a cookie or snack?

I know little ones should not have too many sweets but do you think a cookie here and there is bad? Or icecream once in a while?

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Asked by mommylovesu28 at 2:11 PM on Jun. 8, 2010 in Toddlers (1-2)

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  • not at all !!! once in a while cookies or icecream is ok

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:12 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • everything in moderation

    Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 2:12 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • I agree. I try and not give my son sweets but his grandmas do but i dont mind cause its not often. if i am eatting ice cream ill give him alittle. also when he gets his shots i will give him a cookie lol

    Answer by DilsMommy at 2:14 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • I agree with "everything in moderation" The more it's forbidden, the more they will want it and they will get it when they are older at school or friends' houses, etc.
    You can make your own cookies with less sugar, or whole wheat flour if you are too concerned about them not being "healthy" enough, but a cookie here & there, or even ice cream or candy after dinner isn't going to hurt.

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:14 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • no i dont think its bad at all! i just gave my son a cookie yesterday for a snack, and my dad and stepmom are always wanting to give him ice cream when we go to visit. i give him things like that on special occasions, like holidays & birthdays, or i try to limit to 1-3 or so times a week.

    Answer by PURPULbutterfly at 2:15 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • Honestly, with my first child (who is 10 yrs old now) I didn't let him have a sweet thing until he was like 3 years old. I tried to do everything "right" with him,lol.
    9 years later..I have my daughter..(who is 15 months now). With her, I am more laid back about stuff like that. I let her have little snacks here and there. Animal crackers are her current favorite. She likes to share an icecream cone with either myself or her daddy. She eats cheese twisties now and then...she LOVES those.If I let her, she'd eat them for bfast, lunch and dinner,lol.

    Answer by kimberlyinberea at 2:18 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • treats are good sometimes! We allow it on the weekends ! Cookies are an okay snack if you make sure the rest of the diet is healthy! LOL Mine appreciate sweets!

    Answer by JoLee12345 at 2:45 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • I don't think there's anything wrong with it as long as you are not constantly feeding him those things. Try arrowroot cookies. They are still sweet, but have less sugar and junk in them.

    Answer by tawny77 at 3:19 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • I make my toddler cookies sometimes. I'm not a huge fan of processed food, but some homemade cookies make her happy

    Answer by soflashelley at 8:43 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

  • We're pretty free with the sweets around here, honestly... And my kids will choose fruits and veg over sweets most of the time. :) There's nothing wrong with a treat. My DS2 would be LOST without ice cream every evening.

    Answer by nytefae at 10:26 PM on Jun. 8, 2010

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