Ideas for treats that aren't sweet
So now that my dd's teeth are fixed I want to keep them healthy, but we have a problem...she loves chocolate. We have made the mistake of giving in too many times(with the help of my mother-in-law starting it all!
I know that is bad to blame it on her but is true) Now I don't want her to have much sugar at all. And boy does she have a sweet tooth. The dentist thinks she may have weak enamel to begin with so will be prone to cavities anyway. I need some ideas on what to do when she starts begging for treats(which to her means a sugary item) I know a ground rule is just don't have anything in the house of that sort, period. But, when we are out and about and she sees something she asks and then begs and whines. I don't like the idea of saying no so many times to her. And saying no flat out everytime, or as many times as it will take to get it across. I would like to have something that I can give to her as an alternative. Say, "we can't have that right now, but why don't we have one of these instead". It will be difficult because she is a picky eater in general. My idea was to have a grab bowl or bag filled with stickers and small little gagets, and when she feels like she needs a treat she can pick something out. Use for rewards and such, because that is a mistake we make also, we use sweet treats as rewards. I know, I know, we have been very bad. Please, any ideas would be appreciated. I feel as though this isn't very "Mothering" behavior so go easy on me okay!
dd has composite resin fillings on two of her top teeth(between front and incisor, name?) and I am wondering what foods we should definitely avoid so as to not stain them. Thank you everybody for your tiime, it became longer than I wanted. -H