Meh, I wish my kid would eat cake. I made an awesome birthday cake for his first birthday and he wouldn't eat it
Everyone else did, but that's not the point! I show love via baking, what am I to do with a child who doesn't eat cake?!?!?!
Anyways. As you've realised OP, the onus is really on the parent to specify what a child can't have, rather than childcare checking for every child if it's ok for them to have it.
More importantly, did he like it? And can you get him to convince my kid that cake is awesome?
My DS did not eat any of his 1st birthday cake
I was hoping to get some great"cake covered face" photos, but no. He had no interest in it. I blame it on teething lol.
Once kids know what cake, lollies etc are they will want and ask for them. Why cause that situation earlier than needed?
I don't think this is truly the case with all kids. Not with DS anyway. He loves cake, but never asks for it. He is just happy to have some when it's offered, but otherwise we don't talk about it.
Same with lollies. He gets offered some at parties and stuff and he eats them because occasionally he does like sweets, but still he never asks me for lollies.
When we walk in the supermarket through the confectionery isle, he never ever nags me for chocolate or lollies. At nearly 3yo, he just asks me for a carrot, banana, raw broccoli or breadroll when we walk through the shop.
There is an interesting theory about solids and sweet teeth. I was told that if you start with introducing vegetables first and leave the sweet fruits for last, they wont develop a sweet tooth.
This is definitely the case with DS. Yes he loves cakes and sweets, but he never ever asks for them. It's not a "must have" thing for him. At snack time, he prefers savory crackers over sweet sultana's, muesli bars, etc.
BTW, can someone please tell me why yoghurt and sultana's are supposedly not good for toddlers???