Does anyone NOT give/regularly give their babies desserts?
I'll give S a yoghurt or fruit sometime after lunch or dinner but not always as sometimes, she eats a lot of her meal so I don't think it's really necessary as she's so full- is this wrong? I've ended up wasting food as she's too full up so don't always give it. I'm not sure why the hvs alwys insist it, doesn't it just create bad eating habits anyway?
I don't really give any 'deserts' in the true meaning of the word, but she usually has fruit several times a day, at breakfast and dinner and sometimes a (refined) sugar free yoghurt after dinner. She's 19 months now so has had the odd piece of cake, icecream or rice pudding or something.
We don't eat deserts as a family either.
I don't think HVs do insist omit, maybe your shuts has a 'thing' but you don't have to give deserts.
I generally offer custard or yoghurt after meals, depending on how well Eva has eaten. She's a baby who tends to rely on bottles a little too much, whereas we should now be moving away from the bottles more, so yoghurt or custard helps fill her up in an attempt to wean off the bottles.
Think it depends on the baby and how much food and milk they are taking - no simple right or wrong answer I reckon.
Eva only has "dessert", ie cake/sweet treat if we are having something special ourselves, which isn't very often. She eats what we eat.
I give my LO fruit or yoghurt after his dinner but I don't consider that a proper desert. It has to have sugar in to be a desert IMO, which he rarely has, eg he had some birthday cake on his birthday. That's about it. I think fruit and yoghurt is healthy
I just feel bad that I don't always give it, but like for example, tonight she had shepherds pie and quite a bit for a little baby. It's quite filling anyway so I didn't offer anything after as I know she'd be getting her bottle of milk about an hour after dinner xx
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