While I was pregnant, I was adamant that my child would have minimal amounts of junk food and no cakes, sweets, biscuits, crisps etc etc until they were well over a year old because, well, they really don't need it do they?
Fast forward a few months and all those good intentions have gone out the window. In reality, I have personally found that, although a baby definitely does NOT need to consume any of the items I have listed, there is no real reason why they shouldn't taste these in moderation. After all, Sophia's Daddy and I get through our fair share of crisps and biscuits, but we also eat plenty of fruit, vegetables and other nutritional items! I cook the majority of our meals from scratch and Sophia has been baby-led weaned so eats a huge variety of food, the only thing she has consistently rejected is pasta.
I'm still not keen on her eating unhealthy food but at the same time I want her to have a balanced diet and not to see any foods as 'good' or 'bad'.
In light of this, we recently made some chocolate cupcakes and Sophia tried one for the first time. As you can see from the photo she was not hugely impressed and threw it on the floor after one bite...ah well, back to the apple slices!