2 months && loves ice cream.

Sachia - posted on 04/18/2010 ( 23 moms have responded )

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I know everyone says to wait til they're 4-6 months. But i love to sneak my little one Ice Cream and fruit. She loves it...No i do not tell her peds. I take caution. I let her try 1 item and wait a week to make sure she doesn't have a allegic reaction.

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They have their whole lives to eat junk food. Right now they should be getting all of their nutrition from breast milk or formula.

Morgan - posted on 04/18/2010

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2 months old is WAY to young for any solid foods.

It can cause harm that you cant see!!!

their little tummys are not ready for that kind of stuff, and Ice cream???

Ice cream is loaded with sugar.............all I can say is yuck!!

Jessica - posted on 04/19/2010

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Jessica Ali- rant well said. I have also noticed how people are very rude on here. People have different ways of raising their kids and we just have to deal with it, right? The world would be even more screwed up if everyone had the same opinion! =)

Caitlin - posted on 04/19/2010

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PLEASE NOTE - About the allergies as I mentioned above, it is worth noting that even soy ice cream sometimes contains milk protiens, which can cause allergies. Allergies dont always happen the first time a food is given. My daughter had a serious reaction to traces of milk in her rice cereal (it contained powdered milk traces). It was maybe the 3 or 4th time I gave it to her, she swelled up, turned red, started screaming and by the time I could get her to the hospital (not even 10 minutes away) her blood pressure dropped and we almost lost her. Though this is a rare case i'm assuming - it can happen to anyone, and there is no point in risking it in a child so young, their systems shock much more easily than older childs system, and beyond just messing with their digestion, it could litterally kill them.. if it had taken me 2-3 minutes longer, I may only have one child right now!

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Jessie - posted on 04/19/2010

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Can't say that I think it's a good idea, I would wait until after 6 months at the least, but if you are going to do it, waiting every few days is a good idea. I would talk to your pediatrician anyway just to make sure it isn't going to harm her. They might have some other reasons for you not to do this.

Jessica - posted on 04/19/2010

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Stephany- I completely agree with you; part of me does genuinely wonder why one would post something that you KNOW most people will disagree with and give you heat for. I agree that she hopefully realized that she was opening herself up for criticism.

But there's a difference between criticism and being rude! I get annoyed with how everyone feels the need to jump down peoples' throats for posting things/asking questions that are the slightest bit controversial. Not even with this thread specifically, just in general on this group. People are seriously too negative and mean to each other- its ridiculous. We're all adults here, right???

The way I see it, this is a website where moms come to ask for advice and support. I try to give advice and opinions based on my knowledge and experiences with the genuine intent to help someone out. I try to word them respectfully. But so many people just ridicule and condemn each other instead. When someone posts something like "yeah that's really going to support good development... NOT." or "get your head checked" REALLY???" (just happened to be two random examples from this thread) .. that's not being helpful in any way. Its turning it into a pissing contest and trying to pick fights. Don't get me wrong- I often think similar things when reading posts sometimes. But I realize its not constructive to post things like that because it defeats the purpose! And before everyone gets all bent out of shape about THIS post- I obviously am not saying everyone on here is like this. But a LOT are.

Ok, rant over.

Stephany - posted on 04/19/2010

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Jessica- I was seriously curious as to why she would post this. She wasn't asking a question, she wasn't asking for advice. She was just stating an opinion- "I know everyone says to wait til they're 4-6 months. But i love to sneak my little one Ice Cream and fruit. She loves it...No i do not tell her peds. I take caution. I let her try 1 item and wait a week to make sure she doesn't have a allegic reaction." That's her opinion, and I assume she was posting it to get other peoples' opinions. If she actually felt there was nothing wrong with doing this, I doubt the OP would use the word "sneak" in reference to her offering these foods to her baby. What she feeds her baby is certainly her choice, and she is welcome to view that however she wants. However, she should know that posting something like this that goes against everything most people have ever heard/read in regards to feeding an infant is going to receive some incendiary responses. I'm sure we all do things that most wouldn't approve of, but the minute I choose to create a post declaring that behavior to the world I am opening myself up to receiving criticism from other people.

Jessica - posted on 04/19/2010

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"I wonder why you would even start a thread about this?"

Ya know, I have to wonder the same thing. You would have to KNOW that everyone will jump down your throat about posting something like that- especially on this website where so many people don't seem to understand the difference between helpful advice/criticism and being downright rude and immature. Because clearly, acting like other moms are stupid and being condescending to them will get your point across.

Stephany - posted on 04/19/2010

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Actually, IMO, sugar-free ice cream is even scarier than regular ice cream! Sugar-free ice cream has some kind of sweetener- be it nutra-sweet or splenda- and I can't imagine those are any better for a baby than regular sugar. Did you know that splenda turns into fermaldahyde inside the digestive tract? Gross. For an adult chooses to use it that's one thing, but I would NEVER give it to a child, let alone an infant.

There is no way in hell I would give a 2 month old baby even the smallest lick of ice cream, dairy or not. Just because she doesn't have an allergic reaction does not mean anything. Did you know that giving her these bites can actually CAUSE an allergic reaction? Giving her small amounts now can cause her to have an allergy later in life. If you absolutely cannot wait to give her solids (crazy, to me) and you need to sneak something to her, at least make it healthy. I wonder why you would even start a thread about this? Its just a ridiculous thing to do with an infant.

Jessica - posted on 04/19/2010

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I never gave mine a spoonful of icecream, but i dipped her paci in it once to get her to calm down. it was just vanilla. She turned out ok. I don't agree with giving icecream to a 2 month old or starting solids that early, but I guess to each his own!

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Cindy, I agree that it is getting sad that you have to say something like that at the end of a post...

And no I can't say I would give my 5 month old anything more than a tiny spoonful of anything like that, which she has had tastes of certain table food and a lick on a popsicle, but thats all... but I'm sure someone will attack that I even do that...

But as long as the ice cream is sugar free and it is just little tastes here and there it can't do too much damage, I just wouldn't do it too often or you will make it very difficult to get her to eat her veggies when it comes that time

Jessica - posted on 04/19/2010

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...and another thing, a lot of parents like watching their little ones eat b/c it's "so adorable"..... well that's not what food is here for. for infants and children, food should be all about health. their brains and bodies are developing so much and you give her.... ICE CREAM? yeah that's really going to support good development... NOT.

Tracey - posted on 04/19/2010

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it is way to early to be introducing your child to ice cream. you are going to have a lot of problems feeding your child when they get older. plus their little tummies are ready for that. especially the sugar i waited till my daughter was almost 1 to even give her vanilla ice cream and she only had a little bit and my reason for giving it to her was she was teething.

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I am not going to be rude but i do not agree with doing that, 8 weeks old and ice cream? for a start cows milk is not meant to be given till after a year, the sugars and other things in it are not suitable for a baby. Anything that can cause an allergic reaction your meant to wait past a year to try it lessens the chances. She loves it because its sweet but your the one feeding her it so dont be saying she gets it because she likes it, she eats what you feed her. A taste maybe ok but if you make a habbit of that you could end up with a lot of other problems.

Jessica - posted on 04/19/2010

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seriously i think you would have to be completely absent minded to be giving your newborn Icecream... i mean come on people. and im not being rude im stating a fact

Jessica - posted on 04/18/2010

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Ok no need to be rude, people. While I don't think its a good idea and wouldn't give my 2 month old ice cream (or other solids), I'm sure a couple tastes here and there aren't going to kill her either. Just be careful, I really wouldn't do much more... at that age their digestive systems are still so young and all that sugar really can't be good for them...

Cindy - posted on 04/18/2010

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Well there is soy ice cream out there and there is also sugar free ice cream out there, Just to let the Moms who freaked out about this know about the other types of ice cream. I'm probably going to get yelled at anyway.



Clarification: By saying this I am not saying I gave my baby ice cream nor am I saying I didn't. So please do not assume anything from this statement. I am merely pointing out a couple of facts. Sorry if anybody gets offended. (I can't believe I have to say this kind of thing on alot of my posts now, it's ridiculous.)

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it's not something that i would do because i think it is too young but I guess if she has already gotten used to eating it and not havign a reaction once in a while would be okay. i wouldn't give it to her everyday or anything though because of the sugar

Heather - posted on 04/18/2010

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You know what I hate rude moms on here. "get your head checked" REALLY??? Come on Now!

I will admit I met a lady at a friends bbq that was feeding her 6 week old oatmeal cereal with fruit for breakfast, and veggie baby foods for lunch and dinner. From a spoon not a bottle. I was personally disgusted by this because I to believed what all of you are saying "their systems arent developed yet" So I POLITELY inquired as to her beliefs on this. She informed me that her entire family was from alabama and they ALL fed their babies this way, the babies got breast milk too but alot of baby foods. until she moved HERE (Colorado) She had NEVER been given a hard time over it.

My son was about 3 months old when I let him sample frozen yogurt. He loves it but now expects it every time we got to costco. He only liked vanilla at first which is easiest on the tummy.

So please remember play nice on here! We ALL coem from different countries different states and DIFFERENT CULTURES!

PS I never put rice cereal in a babies bottle either but thats whidely recommended among MILITARY pediatricians out here. I got to a civilian Pediatrician the same one that treated me as a child ironically.

Caitlin - posted on 04/18/2010

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Wow... I would never.. they say not to introduce milk products before 12 months! An allergy can develop even later. My daughter had her first anaphylactic reaction to dairy at 4 months, and it wasn't the first time she had dairy (it was in the cereal she was eating).. That and the sugar and additives, I wouldn't consider it.. It's way too young, and completly unnecessary. Just think when you're trying to introduce solidds later, she'll be used to sweet things, and wont touch anythign resembling a vegetable! Getting them to eat that in the first place is hard, but you're making it 100 times harder by starting off with sweet tasty foods!

Alyssa - posted on 04/18/2010

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don't worry my boyfriend was given our little girl sneaks of ice cream at 2 months old as well. as long as he made sure it was non cows milk based ice cream i didn't freak. i even talked to the doctor about it and he said it was fine.she wasn't having any reactions to it but we did it spaced out it wasn't like every day or something. he said it was just a good way to introduce her to more foods. but do it with caution.

If anything atleast talk to your child doctor and see what they say, thats what i did and it helped ease my mind.

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