Probably would have never bothered me, in a million years, until I got Diabetes (sadly)... But recently, I saw a picture of an older, indulging aunt giving her niece's baby (couldn't have been more than 9 months), his first taste of Coke.
Are we setting up kids for bad things, when we do things like that? Teach them foods that are not the best... even before they've readily developed a taste for more proper food? How does it play into our entire culture of overindulgence, and struggling with healthier eating habits as adults?
When is it okay to introduce kids to these foods (as children), if ever? What do you guys think?
While I am not by any means wanting to be militant with kids about food/snacks/candy... I have to admit... I was pretty disturbed by the picture, and the casual attitude we sometimes take toward food and children... What are your thoughts?