I haven't had a chance to really feel this place out yet, but I hope it's ok if I just jump in. I've been vegan for about 7 years. I'm mother to an almost 20-month-old daughter, and expecting #2 this summer. My daughter is a walking testament to the vegan lifestyle (diet in particular) - she has always been a VERY big (or "healthy" looking to other people ) baby, around the 95th percentile+ for both weight and height, and she's never had so much as a sniffle (despite being exposed to plenty of colds). I can't help bragging because I know that her diet (despite being soy-free due to an intolerance) is about as healthy and well-rounded as humanly possible.
I'll stop bragging, now. But I just wanted to put a hello out there and see if anyone else has toddlers. Obviously veganism isn't much of a challenge for us yet - I'll anticipate more issues as she gets older and more social.
On another note - does anyone have ideas for ways to celebrate Easter with vegan children? Although we can get vegan chocolate bunnies and eggs locally now, she's too young for all that and I'm having a hard time coming up with ideas. I'm not big on "presents" for Easter, but was thinking of possibly buying some hollow plastic eggs and filling them with...something, to hide around the house. Or making a bunny-shaped cake. Any ideas?
Nice to meet you all.