Welcome Back!

User Name
Not Registered?

Tell us a little about yourself.

My child’s birthday is (for newsletter customization):

Enter an email address:

This is where your newsletters will be delivered to and where GreatDad.com will contact you with your new account information.

father's forum

A place to discuss, learn and share ideas, thoughts and solutions.
Latest Posts

Services for ordering draw...
Posts: 1 Views: 19

Self Serve Sneeze Guard-Po...
Posts: 1 Views: 91

Process Of Booking Delta A...
Posts: 1 Views: 85

Process Of Booking Delta A...
Posts: 1 Views: 102

World777 || Play Online &a...
Posts: 2 Views: 161

hi mom!

Would you like to share this site with your husband or a friend?

Just enter his email address and your name below and we'll let him know all about GreatDad.com.

His email address
Your Name

How you can Control your Toddler’s Sugar Consumption

Paul Banas
Author Paul Banas
Submitted 11-01-2007

Parents love to see their toddlers eat well and are willing to give them almost anything for that million-dollar smile. Children know how easy it is to con sweets out of their parents. By the time you realize this, your kids have developed an addiction to sugar and it is already too late.

Turning the situation around seems to be a herculean task but it is never too late to take control of your toddler’s diets.

Here are some of the harmful effects of Sugary foods:

  • Tooth Decay

  • Worms

  • Empty calories

  • Cakes and chocolates start being cheap substitutes for nutritional food.

  • Unhealthy weight gain in toddlers.

  • Lethargy and lessening of initiative.
Ways to control sugar in diet:

  • Sugary foods should not be given too often or given only in small amounts.

  • Sugary food should be allowed only at the end of a meal as a reward for eating well at the table.

  • Sugar free sweets and drinks could be introduced in the house.

  • Food laid at the table should be healthy and nutritious not only for the toddler but for the entire family.

  • Additional choices should be avoided. Once your children understand that they may not be getting any new treats other than what is laid at the table, they may eventually start eating the right foods.
Remember that you are to be in control of what is brought into the home