Babies/kids and sugar
Posted 18 June 2012 - 09:55 PM
Posted 19 June 2012 - 06:57 PM
I wouldn't necessarily worry about diabetes unless it runs in your families. But kids (all people really) get waaaaaaaaayyyyy too much sugar just in everyday products - all processed foods, fast foods, cereals, juice etc have high amounts of sugar. Then add things like soda, candy etc & it's crazy. It could do damage to his teeth, could cause wide mood swings, sugar crashes & spikes & reduce the amount of healthy foods (and the nutirents & vitamins that come with them) that he eats because he is full on sugary products.
I'd be more worried about the habits he is forming. Bad eating/food habits start at this age. He is only going to get pickier & harder to feed as he goes through 2's & 3's. If he already is starting to turn down healthy foods for processed, high sugar foods, it's only going to get worse.
But maybe all you can do is to feed him healthy with you when you can. Good luck
Posted 19 June 2012 - 07:20 PM
i agree w/ mama kel & i've seen first hand the sort of damage too many sweets can do to a young child's teeth. a friend of mine had to have her 4 yr old put under anesthesia to have a massive amount of cavities filled...all because the kid was given candy daily & brushing his teeth was a struggle more times than not.
giving a kid soda?? i have no idea why anyone would ever do that, but that's just my personal opinion
Posted 20 June 2012 - 12:05 AM
Posted 26 June 2012 - 02:05 PM
I'm with Kel on this.. it's the habit and the desire for more. we try to give Ana as little as possible, and even when she has ice cream, it's only a lil bit.
she does love the sugars in fruit though, especially Mango.