Splenda -- Do Your Tots Eat It?

toddlers and artificial sweetenersBecause many moms are looking to cut their toddlers' sugar load, the store shelves are filled with low- or reduced-sugar snacks. My kids love popsicles, and last week I noticed our favorite brand just came out with a "reduced sugar" version that I really wanted to try.

Good thing I looked at the lable -- the replacement ingredient was sucralose, aka Splenda. Studies have shown it's safe, but my tummy is sensitive to the artificial sweetener so I had to put the pops back in favor of the regular sugar variety.

But what is your feeling about artificial sweeteners in kids' food?

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Do you use artificial sweeteners? Are they okay for adults but not for kids?

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