Joy - posted on 03/05/2012 ( 3 moms have responded )
I've read in a few places that red 40 can cause behavior problems with young children. My daughter's 2 1/2 years and loves fruit snacks, gummi bears (that she gets from Daddy) and yogurt (especially the kinds that are designed for kids that have cartoons on the packaging.) Those are the main places where she'd get red 40 in our diet. She sometimes has meltdowns where nothing will soothe her - but then, she's 2 and that's considered normal for 2 year olds (I think - she's my first.)
I suggested to my husband tonight that we cut back on red 40 or cut it out entirely. He dismissed this idea despite her literally bouncing off the walls when it was her bedtime tonight and he'd given her gummi bears three hours before bed. (Gummis are his fav. snack food too.)
Has anyone else had problems with it in their children's diet & behavior? Any suggestions of how to convince my husband to cut back?