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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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stephany21

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!
    Anonymous

    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
    kabbot01

    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!
    motherofzander

    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.
    keyaziz

    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.
    Anonymous

    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:
    http://kidshealth.org/parent/food/infants/finger_foods.html
    http://www.nutrition.gov/nal_display/index.php?info_center=11&tax_level=1&tax_subject=395
    http://www.nal.usda.gov/wicworks/Sharing_Center/NJ/infant%20feeding%20guide.pdf
    http://74.125.45.104/search?q=cache:vSXLueUootgJ:www.fns.usda.gov/tn/Resources/feedinginfants-ch7.pdf+feeding+infants+chocolate&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us&client=firefox-a
    SassyJulie

    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...
    ljliammama

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

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