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January 1st, 2010, 08:27 AM
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Did your child(ren) have a piece of birthday cake on their first birthday? Or if your child is yet to turn 1, will you offer a piece?

I know some parents like to encourage healthy eating and hold back on such treats, (I am one) and so I wondered how you felt about birthday cake?

Kirsty turns 1 in a month ( so fast!!) and I do plan to let her tuck into a piece of birthday cake, but I am very much of the thinking that she wont miss what she doesn't have... i.e. I don't really give her sugary treats. I tend to stick with baby rice cakes & fruit.
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January 1st, 2010, 12:46 PM
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Mine are allowed a slice of birthday cake on occasions, yes and both did on their first birthdays
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January 3rd, 2010, 11:47 PM
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Zach had a piece of birthday cake on his first birthday, and thoroughly enjoyed it! I don't advocate giving children sugary treats all the time (& certainly not as a substitute for healthier foods) but I personally don't see the harm in the occasional small treat.
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January 4th, 2010, 09:11 AM
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Yep, she will get a piece for her 1 year photo shoot and then she will get a cake at her party! I fully believe in healthy habits, but I figure if we keep the sweets away from her she will eat more when she is older!
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January 4th, 2010, 10:57 AM
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I don't let Jacob have treats yet, but will let him have a piece of cake at his birthday. He's not a year old until March - St. Patty's day .

Fiona- have you considered something on the healthier side? Like a carrot cake? I'm sure you can find some recipes to make yummy yet fairly healthy cakes if you look. Keep in mind too.. most of it will probably be worn, not eaten! lol
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January 4th, 2010, 06:56 PM
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My guys don't get juice or any sugar, but they will get cake to destroy on their birthdays-makes for great pictures!
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January 5th, 2010, 03:02 AM
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I'm not 100% against "treat" foods... Kirsty devoured 1/4 of a treat cake I was eating yesterday Sometimes all the moaning and crying in the world gets her her own way!!! Like all of you... in moderation is fine.

I tend not to use any sugar or salt in her foods. And now that she is eating the same meals as us, it is making us eat much healthier
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January 6th, 2010, 06:50 AM
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Everything in moderation. I definitely let them chow down on cake on occasions. Well, not Joel yet, but he loves chocolate pie! (He had it at Christmas)
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January 6th, 2010, 03:23 PM
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I can just see Jacob getting ahold of chocolate pie.. and now I want chocolate pie! lol

I know what you mean Fiona, now that Jacob is eating the majority of what we eat it really makes us evaluate what goes in it. He wants to try eeeevverything that we eat so its easier to pass up McDonalds and stuff like that.
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January 7th, 2010, 03:38 AM
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It's good though huh! It was the "health kick" DH & I needed!!
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January 7th, 2010, 02:14 PM
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Lol yeah it is a good health kick.. but man it makes me want to swing by McD's the few times I don't have him with me!

I'm actually considering letting DS have some cake at DH's birthday in a few weeks. He has a lactose sensitivity issue but maybe I can work around that when I make Dh's cake.
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January 7th, 2010, 02:28 PM
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Awww bless him! If it's ok for him to eat, there's no shame in it! More & more these days, my food is not my own, it is "ours" (Kirsty & mine)!!! Even if I sit down with a cuppa and a biscuit (cookie), she crawls over, pulls up to standing and shouts "mama!"
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January 10th, 2010, 08:44 AM
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Grace will definitely recieve her own little cake for her birthday. She has the occasional taste of sweets, but it's certainly not a daily occurance.
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January 11th, 2010, 04:46 AM
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I do give her cake.. On birthdays I make sure that my DD eats the first piece..
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January 11th, 2010, 07:38 PM
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Um...yes. He had cake for his first birthday.
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January 18th, 2010, 03:34 PM
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What an adorable pic!!

Evan doesn't get treats now, I offer him rice cakes, fruit, dried fruit etc but once his birthday comes round I imagine he will be getting tasters of sweet treats now and again and he will be allowed a piece of cake

I run a sweetie shop so its important to me that Evan doesn't grow up thinking its his cupboard and that sweets are the norm
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January 27th, 2010, 12:24 PM
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I offrered Amara her birthday cupcake but she refused to even taste it. I've offered her pudding before, at christmastime, and she refused then too.
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January 28th, 2010, 11:29 AM
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Awwwww!! She's a sweet girl I know Kirsty will gobble up her birthday cake
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January 28th, 2010, 11:30 AM
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January 29th, 2010, 11:05 AM
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Hello Jackie, welcome to the board
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