how much candy should a two year old eat?

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Nancy - posted on 02/26/2010

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If you ever catch Lazytown on Nick Jr., they call fruits a vegetables "sports candy." It's actually how I got my daughter to eat carrots!

In our house, candy is usually limited to potty treats and special occasions. However, when my husband eats M&M's he always gives her some.

Jen - posted on 02/21/2010

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We give our daughter two Smarties as a "treat" if she sits on the potty. She's been introduced to dum-dum suckers, which are small. She may get one of those a week. We just don't make candy part of our routine.

Jennifer - posted on 02/19/2010

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We rarely have candy in the house. Mostly pretzels, goldfish,etc. My 4 year old daughter got some candy for her valentine exchange. Once a day they both get to pick one piece of candy. I typically give my 23 month old 1 hershey kiss or a dum dum lollipop.

Karla - posted on 02/12/2010

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I think a little for special occasions is a good idea. I don't want to forbid all candy just because I think if I do that, it will make it that much more appealing when they are teenagers and will be making their own nutritional decisions.

Kristi - posted on 01/27/2010

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Doctors will probably tell you that your little one shouldn't eat any candy. But come on now, they're kids, right! I just make sure that mine is eating well on the days when I give him some. And I never give him too much. Maybe one trial-sized candy bar (you know, the stuff most people give out for Halloween), two at the most.

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