Friday, October 16, 2009

A little treats for the kids

I NEVER buy candies / chocolates for my kids, but people around us always buy for them. Kids just can't resist eating them, so I will normally limit the amount they take. Or I should said only YX ate them because XJ is still too young to enjoy candies / chocolates.

My dad will normally buy M&M / Smarties chocolates for YX and I will be nagging away when I saw them. To avoid hearing my nagging, dad will share the whole tube of chocolates with YX instead of giving him all. Dad said "It is just a little treat for your son", but sorry dad, I don't encourage my own kids to eat these. Am I too strict?

My in-laws on the other hand, will normally buy Yakult and Calci-Yum for the kids. They even intoduced some to baby XJ and lucky hubby had the same instinct as mine, quickly stop my MIL from giving them to baby. I'm not sure if it is safe for baby consumption, so I better play safe. MIL will be there (same as my dad) saying "Just a little bit of treat for your kids". Sigh!!!!


This is YX's favourites. I will normally only limit him to eat 1 tube a day after meals. If he knew he will be having this, he will quickly finished up his rice.

Yummy yogurt. Not very sweet but very strong fruit essence. Imagine the amount of colouring and food presevatives being used. I'm always worried about those things being added into kid's foods.

Creamy yogurt. YX can finished them up in less than 5 minutes. No need to feed, no need to shout, and he can eat them so clean & neat with not even a drop on the table. If only he can sit still and eat his 3 main meals like this.......my job will be easier.

13 comments:

  1. Thank you for reminding me that I have yet to let my boys try Yogurt!

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  2. I am the strict mum, don't buy all those sweet stuff/candies for my girl. But like you said, people around her bought her all those stuff. it is not within our control. But I guess once a while, I let her indulge in those. After all, she is a kid! :)

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  3. Hi5! We are just the same. I'm very fussy about colourful foods... Last time someone gave C a tube of M&Ms too and I actually washed off the colours b4 giving to her. In the end, she didn't even want to eat it haha!

    Calciyum not sweet meh? I find it very, very sweet so I'd normally just buy the normal Nestle yoghurt which is not too sweet, and the whole family can eat :-)

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  4. Angeline ~ haha....go and buy them now!

    Rose ~ yeah....they are still kid...so once in a while I think should be fine...just that I felt worried when I saw them eating it! haha

    Chloe~ Hi5! haha....it is natural as a mum to be worried. Btw..calciyum is NOT sweet le...if compare with vitagen, yakult and yogurt drinks.

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  5. Colouring and food additives can cause allergic reaction in kids. Better let them eat natural food..but then, I guess once a while is ok.
    Can I share the Calci Yum too....he he he!

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  6. oh.. i like calci yum too... but never buy.. hahahah..
    but normally i just take from the Jusco's tester counter..
    hahahah.. FOC some more..

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  7. Yummy..I never try to feed my boy this calci Yum.

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  8. Yeah Yakult is very sweet, Vitagen with less sugar is much better!

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  9. Hahaha....I have a different stand altogether. If my son is willing to eat or drink yoghurt or any other cultured milk drinks, I don't mind, in fact I'm all for it. Reason is these products have live culture or the good bacteria in them, so the manufacturer cannot put in too much colouring or preservatives in them, otherwise the live culture won't survive either. Dead culture will result in these products tasting sour. As to whether these things taste sweet or too sweet, I don't mind either becos it is the glucose and sucrose that supplies energy to the kid. And of course need to make sure I brush my son's teeth after taking them or at least drink water to wash down the mouth if I'm not able to immediately brush his teeth. The only problem is my son doesn't like the taste of cultured milk drinks. :-( But so far, I hven't buy any yoghurt to try on him yet....will do, soon! THanks for reminding. :-)

    As for chocolatey things, I don't mind him eating them either as long as he doesn't end up constipating. Eating a little of those chocolatey things is not enough to cause constipation. Some more, anything with chocolate has iron mineral in them. So far I haven't bought any M&Ms for him (have not been eating them myself for a long time already!), but even if I do, eating a little food colouring won't do much harm in my opinion.

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  10. Pete ~ MIL will stock up very fast. So I will always 'share' with YX. hehehe...and phew...he is generous to share with me.

    Dolly ~ Go to Giant on weekend...also got a lot of free food testing. hahaha

    Mery ~ Try it one day. Kids will love it. But limit the intake la...

    Dora ~ Vitagen with less sugar very expensive le.

    Alice ~ Really?? I don't know about that. Maybe I have to do some research first. hehe

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  11. Hahaha....I have a different stand altogether. If my son is willing to eat or drink yoghurt or any other cultured milk drinks, I don't mind, in fact I'm all for it. Reason is these products have live culture or the good bacteria in them, so the manufacturer cannot put in too much colouring or preservatives in them, otherwise the live culture won't survive either. Dead culture will result in these products tasting sour. As to whether these things taste sweet or too sweet, I don't mind either becos it is the glucose and sucrose that supplies energy to the kid. And of course need to make sure I brush my son's teeth after taking them or at least drink water to wash down the mouth if I'm not able to immediately brush his teeth. The only problem is my son doesn't like the taste of cultured milk drinks. :-( But so far, I hven't buy any yoghurt to try on him yet....will do, soon! THanks for reminding. :-)

    As for chocolatey things, I don't mind him eating them either as long as he doesn't end up constipating. Eating a little of those chocolatey things is not enough to cause constipation. Some more, anything with chocolate has iron mineral in them. So far I haven't bought any M&Ms for him (have not been eating them myself for a long time already!), but even if I do, eating a little food colouring won't do much harm in my opinion.

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  12. Colouring and food additives can cause allergic reaction in kids. Better let them eat natural food..but then, I guess once a while is ok.
    Can I share the Calci Yum too....he he he!

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  13. Hi5! We are just the same. I'm very fussy about colourful foods... Last time someone gave C a tube of M&Ms too and I actually washed off the colours b4 giving to her. In the end, she didn't even want to eat it haha!

    Calciyum not sweet meh? I find it very, very sweet so I'd normally just buy the normal Nestle yoghurt which is not too sweet, and the whole family can eat :-)

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