Can my 1-year-old eat chocolate?
By Susan M. Leisner

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 favorite 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!