This is a discussion on Do you give your baby icecream at 17th month old? within the Introducing Solids & Feeding Your Fussy Toddlers forum, part of the Growing Up & Parenting category; Hi mummies, must baby eat icecream..? my mother in law keep wanting to feed him ice cream.. and i always said no..she ...
must baby eat icecream..? my mother in law keep wanting to feed him ice cream.. and i always said no..she gets angry ...
I let my son try ice-cream when he was 15 month old, and naturally he loves it. I guess it depends on you. My son is eating solids quite well since 14 month and so long as he's taking his normal meals, a little bit is ok bah. I usually just give him 1/4 once in a blue moon (our family seldom takes ice-cream anyway).
One golden rule though, no ice-cream or snack 1hr before meals.
if a few mouths, i think its ok ..
for me, once in awhile is okay when the child is older. my son tried almost everything (except seafoods like sotong, crabs etc) once he entered 15 month. but we do it in moderation. anw, it depends on how comfortable you are. if you are not comfortable with your child eating all these, then just tell your mother in law dont feed him lorrr, if just once in awhile maybe you can just close one eye (if you're ok with it) =)
How about homemade ice-cream? Can blend milk, water, yoghurt and fruits, then freeze. dont't add sugar.
Personally, i love ice-cream, ha! I only let my boy eat vanilla ice-cream / gelato at 2+ years old. Usually good quality ones, less/no additives, coloring, etc. And only half scoop after meal, max once a week.
My boy got a few licks of the spoon when he was 3 mths ^.^
I let my son try some at around 11 months. It was only for tasting and not as a meal so that was fine.
I let my son try before 12mth as well... I think abou 9-10Mth ... just let him taste a few mouth I think it ok ...
I exposed my boy to all kinds of food that incl. ice cream when he is about 12 mths o. To me as long as it is not a daily routine, I am ok about it.
I let her try a couple of slips when she was about 13-14 months old? Never the whole lot at one go.
My baby boy just tried swensens icecream cake at 9 months old - now i think i am wasting my previous efforts by introducing him sugar stuff as i have tried to mantain all organic and no sugar no salt.