Tyrae - posted on 06/09/2011 ( 67 moms have responded )
Okay so I'm wanting to get everyones views on this. I was totally floored when I saw this.
I was over at my hubby's parents house and his brother, his brother's gf and their 2 daughters were there also. Their 2 kids are 2.5 years and 10.5 months old. Both of them were started on foods extremely early (around 2 months) and were completely off breastfeeding/formula by 6 months old. The youngest is currently on homo milk, and eating regular table foods. But, what floored me was their father was feeding them candy. Hard candies, soft gooey candies. And the 10.5 month old had a good 4-5 pieces of candy before he finally put the huge paper bag away. I would have maybe given her a taste of the candy, like a small piece off of one of them, but not as many as she had.
I see this as completely wrong. I'm not sure if it's just me... My own daughter is 7 months old and I am doing baby led weaning, so I give her big chunks of chicken, and veggies/fruit well cooked that she can mush up. And she gets rice cereal every night before bed (only has about 1 tbsp). Other then that she is breastfed. I could not see her eating 5 pieces of candy in 3 months...
What is everyones view on this? Would you give a child under 2-3 a large amount of candy like that? I want to say something, because I just think its wrong, but at the same time I don't feel it's my place to say anything...