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i have never given my daughter chocolate and she is 8 1/2 months... is it bad to give some to them??

Like some brownies???

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Asked by stephany21 at 8:16 PM on Nov. 11, 2008 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • I wouldn't. They don't need the sugar. I mean I'm sure a small piece won't do much if anything but personally I still wouldn't!

    Answer by Anonymous at 8:27 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • I wouldn't give anything sweet and sugary to a baby on a regular basis, but a nibble here and there probably wont do much damage. My daughter loved trying everything new though, so chocolate and corn were equally exciting to her :) lol

    Answer by kabbot01 at 8:30 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • My baby also likes to nibble and bite on new foods and choc he's never gotten before yet but he's had some classic white cake and sugar cookies and liked them and then after the first bite of them I give him a 'biter biscuit' from gerber and is happy he got something new and something familiar. If its just a crumb go for it!

    Answer by motherofzander at 10:12 PM on Nov. 11, 2008

  • No it is not good..not just because of the suagr but also because cocoa is very bad for anyones health.

    Answer by keyaziz at 11:31 AM on Nov. 12, 2008

  • I don;t think it is bad as long as you don't make a habbit out of it. I don't give my son candy or sugar but people in my family have and I din't mind it. He is fine. I don't worry about wieght or his teeth( I brush his teeth 3 times a day and he is not fat ). I just make sure the candy or sweats are given as a treat ofter he has eaten something good and healthy. Its all about balance.

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:37 AM on Nov. 12, 2008

  • Chocolate is difficult for babies to digest early on and they often will have an allergic reaction to it if fed too early. I would recommend not giving it to her until after 1 year.

    For help in identifying foods for babies check out:

    Answer by SassyJulie at 11:41 AM on Nov. 12, 2008

  • Our pediatrician told us to wait until after our child's 1 year birthday...

    Answer by ljliammama at 2:55 PM on Nov. 12, 2008

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