I'm weird about junk foods with our son. I'll admit it. I don't let him eat that kind of crap. For his first birthday, he got carrot cake instead of chocolate. Not only because he doesn't NEED junky chocolate, but because, since he really doesn't eat much junk, I didn't want him getting sick. I was "attacked" for this, the MIL said that it was a "family tradition" to give the kids chocolate cake, and I was ruining the tradition (it wasn't a "tradition", it was her three kids, hardly counts). He also only gets a few bites of cake at other parties (like the SIL's baby shower this weekend), without icing. Of course, everyone insists that he gets to eat globs and globs of icing, and it ends up being a fight, because, no, I will NOT let my son eat all of that junk. A TINY bit is fine (few bites of cake, a lick of icing), but he doesn't need to have globs of icing or two pieces of cake jammed down his throat. He also doesn't get juice all day. I give him juice once per day, and it's usually watered down, half and half in his 8oz cup. I'll give him full strength if he's "blocked up" in the bowels, just to help him go. But, that's another thing that I have to fight people with. They don't understand that if he gets full-strength juice all day long, he'll end up getting a belly ache and pooping like a leaky faucet. PLUS, with all of the sugars in juice, well, he just doesn't need that, he drinks water just fine, just like I do. Some people act like it's some type of neglect that he doesn't get JUNK. Drives me absolutely insane. Anyone else feel the same way I do?