Nobody is born knowing how to be a parent and being a great parent is something that takes time as well as plenty of trial and error. Having had 3 kids myself, I think that I am just about getting the hang of this parenting thing but it has not been without its trials and tribulations. One area that I have always been super conscious of is what food I give to my kids and since they were babies this has scared the life out of me. What if I give them the wrong thing? What if they are allergic? All things that go through the mind of a parent. There are however, some foods which are absolute no-nos and here are 5 of them which your kids should never even come close to.
Honey should not be anywhere near your kids until they are at least 2 years of age. As scary as this may sound, honey can contain a toxic bacteria which has been linked to the contraction of botulism, a potentially fatal disease for anyone, especially your young child. A young child’s immune system has not yet been built up to the point that it can deal with this armful bacteria and so you should avoid all honey until they are at least 2.
Fruity sweets like gummy bears and the like are absolutely lethal for your kids as all they contain is pure sugar. The resulting effects of you kids eating these sweets is far worse than them simply bouncing off the walls with boundless energy, they can also cause a lot of damage. Sugar treats like t his play havoc with kids’ teeth and can halt their development, equally, too much sugar can have an impact ohh organ function and so it is best to keep your kids well away.
Whistle fish may be a really great source of protein for your ever-growing young ones, as well as offering healthy fats, minerals and vitamins, canned tuna must not be given to your kids. The fish in the cans is extremely high in mercury content and whilst us adults are able to deal with this well enough, it can cause problems with your child’s nervous system.
Flash Frozen Finger Foods
Nuggets, fish fingers, chicken goujons, if they are in the freezer section of the store then don’t give them to you kids. Despite the fact that these products are usually marketed towards children, they are actually something which you should not give to them. These products are laced with salt, saturated fat as well as a chemical cocktail of preservatives and on top of that, they are made with the lowest of the low quality meat.
Granola bars are a healthy snack for adults, but not for kids and they are absolutely packed with sugar and offer them very little by way of nutrients or vitamins. It is not the end of the world if your child eats a granola bar but be very careful because sugar really is the devil.
What snacks do you recommend avoiding giving to kids? Let us know in the comments below this post.