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1st birthday and chocolate cake?

Ok I hope this isn't a ridiculous question. This is my first child and my son is turning 1 this summer. I really thought it would be great to make a homemade chocolate cake for his birthday party, but in fact he doesn't have any teeth yet and I actually don't even know when it is safe to introduce something like chocolate. Is that a bad idea?

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Asked by walkintherain at 8:02 PM on Feb. 24, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • It's fine. There should be no worries.

    Answer by at 8:03 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Not at all! Have fun!

    Answer by momavanessa at 8:04 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • I made my boys chocolate cakes for their 1st birthdays. They can have it when they're a year old.

    Answer by SpaceToast at 8:04 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • There really are not many children in this country who hasn't had chocolate cake for their first birthday party! LOL! He will be totally fine... a mess.... but fine!

    Answer by m-avi at 8:04 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • Okay, that was totally bad English. Sorry. Children who have not had... I should say.

    Answer by m-avi at 8:05 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • some people would say no its not good but come on what did are parents feed us when we were that age. if we grew up fine so will he!

    Answer by blinkys11 at 8:05 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • I know they say you shouldn't give them things like that when they're young but my aunt has several kids and by the fourth one she was feeding her chocolate ice cream at 6 months, lol. Not a lot, just a little but still...they say you shouldn't do stuff like that but its mostly precautionary.

    I think chocolate cake for the first bday should be fine!

    Answer by erinwhitt at 8:13 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • It should be fine

    Answer by Mel_in_PHX at 8:18 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • i didn't do choc. as i didn't want diarrhea
    i hear of babys 1st bdays being a disaster due to diarrhea from choc. cake

    Answer by Amanda11810 at 8:35 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

  • It'll be fine. My DD had a chocolate cake, and all was great.

    Answer by KairisMama at 8:58 PM on Feb. 24, 2011

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