Are you afriad of your baby eating too much candies?

China
November 7, 2007 8:14pm CST
I have a daught who is 3 years old, the only thing she likes most is eating candies, if we refuse her request, she will cry until we buy her the candy,I know it is not a good hobby, and I do worry about her teeth,but what can I do ?
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• United States
8 Nov 07
My son is 2 1/2 and loves candy, he's always asking for it, but I only give him candy after lunch and dinner if he has eaten most of his food. Its not that I am being mean but I also worry about his teeth, and being hyper, and I don't want him to eat it all the time and get fat. Thats just the way I feel LOL there are times like easter and halloween that I let him splurge on candy and I just deal with his hyperness and brush his teeth really good before he goes to bed.
• Netherlands
18 Nov 07
i do the same thing! first lunch, and then candy, but not too much! after dinner no more candy at all! yes and when she starts crying i just let her cry and ignore it, or try to do something with her so she forget about the candy at all! it works for me!
@yorsal (36)
• China
8 Nov 07
yes,it's a general principle that every child like candy as well as me.But I think most children are interested in the colorful and shinning things such as candy.But it's very bad for children to eat much more. So I suggest parents should control it and make their children much healthier!
• China
8 Nov 07
yes,i look at it the same way.
• United States
8 Nov 07
My daughter is 19 months old and she is very limited on her candy intake. Since Halloween, I've only allowed her to have one piece of candy/day and I'll give her a choice of 2-3 different things to choose from. No, it's not a good habit and you might have to let her cry it out. She knows that if she cries, she will get what she wants and that's not an easy habit to break. lol. My brother is 7 years old now and openly admits that he KNOWS that he can get what he wants by crying.
• China
8 Nov 07
yes, i must limit her , eating too much sweet things is a very bad habit.
@roniroxas (10568)
• Philippines
8 Nov 07
i just like to ask who gave her her first candy? i have four kids and when they are still that young i never gave them candies. i am strick when it comes to candies, chocolates and junk food as well. i think you should start to candy free your house. if she doesnt see one then she wont have one. if she cries then bring out something that is delicious and eat it with a way like showing to her that it does taste good. cook something that she can help, like pancakes. give her something sweet that is not candy. like donuts or cakes.
• China
8 Nov 07
thanks for your answer,I will try.
@nyumix (1659)
• Belgium
8 Nov 07
We, my husband and I already have a rule in the beginning, that there is no candies for our children. So we never give them any candies at all. If they accidentally get candies from some one, I will tell them to give it to me, and not t eat it. So far, it works, even they got candies in the school from party, they never eat it.