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#1 TashaKR81

Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

Is it okay for babies to have chocolate?  We are encouraging a 'non-chocolate' Easter this year but as it's my babies first one, is it okay for her to try an Easter egg?

#2 Escapin

Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:08 PM

I'm sure she (and you!!!) will be just fine if she has an easter egg or two... Assuming she is one-ish not tiny.

Edited by Escapin, 19 March 2012 - 09:09 PM.


#3 TashaKR81

Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:17 PM

QUOTE (Escapin @ 19/03/2012, 09:08 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I'm sure she (and you!!!) will be just fine if she has an easter egg or two... Assuming she is one-ish not tiny.


she's 7 and a half months original.gif

#4 Chelara

Posted 19 March 2012 - 09:23 PM

I wouldn't bother Tasha, there's no need and she wont feel like she's missing out or anything. Maybe she can try hot cross bun or something instead.

#5 smultron

Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:18 AM

I wouldn't- too young and why give her something that isn't really good for her when she's got no idea about it?  
Why not give her a cute little egg cup (Maxwell williams have lovely Easter cups) as a small gift with a boiled egg in it?
Hot cross buns are a better option too imo as per pp.. Enjoy your first Easter together.

#6 HRH Countrymel

Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:28 AM

On Easter Sunday when I was growing up we all had soft boiled eggs and soldiers for breakfast (well we did every Sunday) but on Easter Sunday your egg was wearing little paper bunny ears and had your face drawn on it!

As pp said this is the perfect oportunity to her a lovely egg cup (I still use my bunnikins one every week!) that can last a lifetime.

Way more exciting than the chocolate.

#7 Alacritous~Andy

Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:28 AM

DS was nine months for his first Easter.  My uncle gave him an egg bigger than his head!  Lol.  I ate it for him.   unsure.gif

Because I am a good and loving mother and I didn't want to expose him to the horror of chocolate... Yeah, yeah, that's it.  yyes.gif  Not because I am a greedy, egg-lovin' piglet.  

Honestly, DS had no idea about Easter.  I like the idea of a soft-boiled egg and some toast soldiers. original.gif

#8 onyerbikeluv

Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:30 AM

I wouldn't bother either, even though it probably wouldn't hurt. Do you really want her to know what chocolate is at such an early age? Why?

I can't understand giving babies chocolate. They don't care about it (until you feed it to them), they certainly don't need it, and it seems to be more for the adults benefit ... "oh look how cute they are, enjoying their chocolate!". I don't get it.

Sorry, I'm biased, I'm trying to keep my 2 yr old chocolate-free this easter. Instead, I've got her some little plaster eggs that we are going to have fun painting together. It doesn't have to be about chocolate to make it a special time for them.

#9 riva99

Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:37 AM

I wouldn't bother either. My boys are 3 and 1 and haven't had chocolate eggs yet.

DS1 (3yrs) isn't really into sweets which is great. He is old enough now to understand, so this year I will be making reduced sugar ginger bread shaped like bunnies and eggs. I will probably get DS1 to help make/decorate them.

DS2 (1yr) would eat chocolate in a heart beat if I let him but he still doesn't know he is missing out on anything so he's not getting chocolate either.

There is plenty of time in the future for those things. How ever if you do decide to give her some it won't be the end of the world. I wouldn't give her much though. It really depends on how limited her diet is usually. Does she eat rich or sugaring things usually?

#10 Roselet

Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:47 AM

Just a further thnig to think about - it's not that unusual for babies to react badly to chocolate - my nephew had a mild allergic reaction the first time he had it and it was very unpleasant and stressful for all involved. Is a trip to the hospital due to a first time food really how you want to spend a special family day? I'm with the PP's - a boiled egg and cute egg cup is a lovely idea.

#11 FauxPas

Posted 20 March 2012 - 08:53 AM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 20/03/2012, 09:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
On Easter Sunday when I was growing up we all had soft boiled eggs and soldiers for breakfast (well we did every Sunday) but on Easter Sunday your egg was wearing little paper bunny ears and had your face drawn on it!

As pp said this is the perfect oportunity to her a lovely egg cup (I still use my bunnikins one every week!) that can last a lifetime.

Way more exciting than the chocolate.


Awesome idea! Thanks CM - Easter for our 3 yo now sorted   original.gif

#12 ChickenortheEgg?

Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:01 AM

QUOTE (Alacritous~Andy @ 20/03/2012, 09:28 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Because I am a good and loving mother and I didn't want to expose him to the horror of chocolate... Yeah, yeah, that's it.  yyes.gif  Not because I am a greedy, egg-lovin' piglet.


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#13 Freddie'sMum

Posted 20 March 2012 - 09:04 AM

God OP - I thought you were going to ask about a 10 year old child and the Mummy says "no chocolate" rule - but your little one is only 7 and a half months.

So, NO, your little one definitely does not need chocolate this Easter.

Love the idea of toast soldiers, eggs and a special egg cup though !!



#14 TashaKR81

Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

My 11yr old DD would like to go to her schools church service on Easter morning (first time for everything)

I have also gone out today and bought Easter craft. So the rest of the day will be filled with sequins, glitter, felt, glue, feathers, pipe cleaners and much more...and a puzzle, colouring in and paint for the baby!!!

The egg cup is a great idea, maybe next year when she can eat egg original.gif






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