+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 37
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Nov 2013
    Posts
    1,485
    Thanks
    1,820
    Thanked
    1,205
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 posts

    Default When did you start giving your bub Easter eggs / chocolate?

    As the title asks, when did you start giving your little ones chocolate / Easter eggs?

    My bub is 17 months, and we haven't really given him any chocolate yet. The in laws think we're being mean!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    3,414
    Thanks
    838
    Thanked
    1,113
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    DD (our first) didn't have chocolate for a couple of years. DS had it much earlier!

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Newcastle, NSW
    Posts
    3,739
    Thanks
    1,473
    Thanked
    1,185
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Not mean at all! Your child, your decision! My girls didn't get chocolate until after 2.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    4,182
    Thanks
    1,622
    Thanked
    2,171
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    I didn't get a choice in it at 17m for her second Easter. We went out and before I knew it DH's cousin had unwrapped an egg for her and was handing her another one. She got the runs something shocking, so when we saw them again a few days later I was insisting that they don't give her any - do you think they would listen?!? They weren't the ones who had to deal with the aftermath!

    My 2nd got to try chocolate a lot earlier. He was such a fussy eater I would offer him anything and everything just to get him accustomed to some variety in his diet. He loves chocolate but doesn't gorge himself like his big sister still does (takes after her mum! lol) and this morning didn't even finish one hunting egg.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    21,759
    Thanks
    15,175
    Thanked
    11,396
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 5/2/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 31/10/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 24/10/14Busiest Member of the Week
    Your not mean. Each family needs to decide for themselves

    I have no clue. It wasn't a planned thing. So anytime after they were on solid food properly. Chocolate isn't a issue in our house. Dd decided when she was 12 she didn't like it anymore and hasn't touched it since.

  6. #6
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Posts
    4,966
    Thanks
    3,683
    Thanked
    1,949
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 posts
    Both our girls had no choc / junk food till at least 2.

    How is it being mean? They have no idea what they are missing!

  7. #7
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Posts
    6,880
    Thanks
    5,204
    Thanked
    3,904
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Ideally no choc lollies etc till 2yo. But my in-laws do what they like grrrr

  8. #8
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Posts
    10,319
    Thanks
    3,252
    Thanked
    6,262
    Reviews
    1
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 posts
    Awards:
    100 Posts in a week
    I think it was when DS was around 2 years old. We always introduced foods at our discretion and wouldn't have let anyone pressure us into giving DS anything we weren't comfortable with.

    Try not to be concerned about what others think, just do what feels right for your child.

    Grandparents can be a bit OTT with treat food! They consider it part of their role

  9. #9
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Posts
    5,749
    Thanks
    3,833
    Thanked
    3,655
    Reviews
    0
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 posts
    Quote Originally Posted by JustJaq View Post
    As the title asks, when did you start giving your little ones chocolate / Easter eggs?

    My bub is 17 months, and we haven't really given him any chocolate yet. The in laws think we're being mean!
    My mum thinks we are mean too. She gave DS1 a kinder bunny when he was about 20 mths. We started our Easter hunt the following year so over 2.5 yrs old. Just a few tiny Lindt bunnies in the garden.

    Now 4 he ends up with gifts from everyone so way too much chocolate, but he is only allowed to eat a small amount and not everyday. He is ok with that as doesn't usually get chocolate anyway and find it sickly sweet.

  10. #10
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    21,759
    Thanks
    15,175
    Thanked
    11,396
    Reviews
    14
    Achievements:Topaz Star - 500 postsAmber Star - 2,000 postsAmethyst Star - 5,000 postsEmerald Star - 10,000 postsRuby Star - 15,000 postsDiamond Star - 20,000 posts
    Awards:
    Busiest Member of the WeekBusiest Member of the Week - week ended 5/2/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 31/10/14Busiest Member of the Week - week ended 24/10/14Busiest Member of the Week
    This was ds3 first chocolate. He stole it from the shelf at target. This was when i first noticed. He was a few weeks shy of 2. Cheeky little bugger.
    Attached Images

  11. The Following 3 Users Say Thank You to LoveLivesHere For This Useful Post:

    BettyV  (27-03-2016),Redcorset  (27-03-2016),SSecret Squirrel  (27-03-2016)


 

Similar Threads

  1. How do you Easter?
    By Mod-Nomsie in forum General Chat
    Replies: 20
    Last Post: 25-03-2016, 16:08
  2. PCO & bad eggs
    By KittyDeFleur in forum Conception & Fertility General Chat
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 30-06-2015, 09:59
  3. Easter Eggs at Easter
    By BabyG4 in forum General Chat
    Replies: 64
    Last Post: 06-04-2015, 14:45

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
free weekly newsletters | sign up now!
who are these people who write great posts? meet our hubbub authors!
Learn how you can contribute to the hubbub!

reviews
learn how you can become a reviewer!

competitions

forum - chatting now
sales & new stuffsee all
Hills Swimming
Swim with your friends and you will all get a 33% discount!* We have programs to suit all ages and abilities, with small classes held in our warm indoor 25 metre pool. Highly qualified teachers, and award winning programs. *conditions apply
featured supporter
Baby Car Seats and Infant Car Restraints
Buying a baby car seat? Check out our 'go-to' links here!
gotcha
X

Pregnant for the first-time?

Not sure where to start? We can help!

Our Insider Programs for pregnancy first-timers will lead you step-by-step through the 14 Pregnancy Must Dos!