Quoting Brat ✖ Status:" I never gave DS one until after he was 2, probably closer to 3, but I let him lick one I was eating ... [snip!] ... older wasn't taking much food or fluids while sick I would probably consider giving them one of those vitamin lollipops.... "
Rory gets stuff as long as it's in moderation. We had some strawberry ice cream with real strawberries, raspberries and fresh bananas in it the other day, I shared mine with him. He's had a cookie, he had a small (like 1/2" wide) piece of pumpkin pie, he's had a few bites of cheesecake, he has a few sucks of a popsicle. He doesn't get it daily but if it's a special occasion I let him have treats, like a big family dinner or a party, or if we go out for ice cream I share some bites of mine with him. I'd rather him think he's able to have stuff, and know moderation with it instead of being forbidden to have stuff then go to a party and fill up on sweets because they're there and "mom won't yell at me here". I've seen that happen way too often.