I personally don't remember when I started eating chocolate when I was little. My parents weren't big on sweet things, so we probably didn't have any lying around the house to begin with. But even though my parents never specifically told us "no you're not allowed to eat sweets", I, for some reason, don't want to expose candy and other sweet treats to our little guy too early on. We all know that it's not healthy and it's probably very bad for their little teeth (he doesn't even brush with toothpaste yet!).