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Should we avoid giving chocolate cake to our 1-year-old birthday boy?
Q: I’m planning a big party for my son’s first birthday. Someone told me that children shouldn’t have chocolate before 2 years. Is this true?
A: Unfortunately, chocolate can cause digestive distress in some little kids, and the first birthday party should not be remembered for a tummy ache!

The real fun of that first cake is watching your toddler make a mess. If chocolate cake is a favourite with your family, I suggest having a cake that is half chocolate, half white and letting the birthday boy play in the vanilla side. That way, you can literally have your cake and eat it, too!