Dd is 27 months and we've managed to stay away from cookies, candy etc until now.
On Saturday, though, they had a party at her toddler's dancing class and the parents were asked to bring treats for party bags. Of course, I was the only one who took stickers.
: Everyone else took sweets, cookies, chocolate etc.
I managed to get most of the stuff out of her bag and hide it away (for dh to eat out of sight
) but she'd seen it and I didn't want to make it more interesting by saying no altogether.
Saturday afternoon she ate one sugar cookie, with no noticeable effect, then at about eleven oclock on Sunday morning she ate half of another - one of those disgusting iced ones with a coloured picture of Santa on top. She was fine Saturday, but when she woke from her nap on Sunday at three thirty she was crying and really cranky. It went from bad to worse, and we ended up with an hour long tantrum, screaming, hitting, crying, throwing herself on the floor, climbing on things etc etc.
She has tantrums fairly often, but never this severe, they usually last five or ten minutes, but this time there was nothing I could do. In the end, she threw up violently, sobbed in my arms and calmed down, but there was no miraculous "I'm OK now Mummy" like she usually does. But of course, she could have thrown up just as a result of an hour's screaming.
So, my question is, how long would it take for sugar and junk to have this sort of effect? If it was the cookie, would it be the sugar or the coloured motif? Or is the time too long - four and a half hours - for it to have been the cookie? Maybe it was just a coincidence, any ideas anyone?