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Old 04-19-2011, 03:56 PM   #21
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Old 04-19-2011, 03:58 PM   #22
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I won't let my children chew gum because I stopped when I gave up artificial sweeteners and it is almost impossible to find gum without aspartame. We do get some occasionally from our health food store, but I am sure I had aspartame poisoning from gum/diet coke and we don't have it here. But, I think three is young as well.
This is my opinion on it too. They don't get gum, I am completely 100% against artificial sweeteners and while there are a few brands that are just real sugar my kids also have awful teeth so I don't feel like they need to chew on sugar for an extended period.

That said my kids are 4 1/2 and 2 1/2 and I am doubtful either of them would really "get" gum.
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