Almost all children, very naturally, enjoy chocolate. It’s sweet and tasty, and there’s almost nothing not to appreciate about it. Many parents, however, are apprehensive about when to give chocolate to their babies. This originates from concerns about health and allergies induced by chocolate.
While babies appreciate the taste of chocolate, it is recommended to avoid offering it to them because it contains a trace of caffeine. Although not in sufficient numbers to affect an adult, this may be more than enough for newborns. Caffeine is a stimulant with the potential to raise blood pressure and heart rate.
Chocolate contains other stimulants such as sucrose, theobromine, and phenylethylamine, all of which might stimulate your baby’s neurological system. Furthermore, chocolate contains anandamide, which might impair brain function if ingested in big numbers.
If you’re wondering when babies can eat chocolate, here’s your answer. It is preferable to wait at least a year before introducing chocolate to your infant. When giving chocolate to your infant, make sure there are no probable allergies that could cause problems.
It’s also a good idea to start with dark chocolate. While there are no set standards for giving chocolate to your child, it is preferable, to begin with, a sample after he is one year old. If he doesn’t have a bad reaction, you can progressively raise the amount.
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