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    I thought I had replied to this. Anyhoo...

    DS is 5 and has never had Maccas. He doesn't even know what it is because I don't eat there and never take him. I'm happy to give him the occasional treat, but we go to cafés rather than fast food outlets, just my personal preference.

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    Yep! And I'll feed it to them again too! And I don't care what anyone thinks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovesushi View Post
    OP, I'm very embarrassed to admit I fed DS with Hungry Jack chips when he was only 4 months We were in the car waiting for DH, he kept crying and I couldn't calm him down. I had a pack of chips so I peeled one and fed him the inside (no salt), he liked it so much and kept shouting for more That was his first solid food, how sad When DH saw that he was very upset with me and said that we, as a whole family, need to give up eating junk food Of course it's not going to happen

    What is a horse carrot
    This made me laugh! Thanks! And yes what is a freakin horse carrot!!!!!!

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    i think it is good to teach children that all food is okay in moderation, rather than banning foods.
    we have take away every few months and it's a special occasion. but it could be thai, curry or maccas (actually we usually do hungry jacks as i think it tastes better!)
    i think making things off limits only make them want them more. and i don't want to be a complete meanie

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    yep my girls eat maccas every few weeks.
    DD2 has ashamedly taken to pointing at every maccas we drive past and saying 'taa taa chippies' so yep she knows whats there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by halloweendee View Post
    i think it is good to teach children that all food is okay in moderation, rather than banning foods.
    we have take away every few months and it's a special occasion. but it could be thai, curry or maccas (actually we usually do hungry jacks as i think it tastes better!)
    i think making things off limits only make them want them more. and i don't want to be a complete meanie
    I agree, although seeing as DS doesn't know Maccas even exists, I don't classify it as 'banned' in our household. To be banned I think they need to know it actually exists.

    Treats aren't off limits for DS, but I've been selective about which ones he has. I don't eat at fast food outlets so my kids certainly won't be. But if others choose to, well, it's none of my business so no judgement from me.

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    Yep my boys have Maccas every now and then, happy meals with fries, nuggets and water.

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    We have take away way to offten lately. I have actually put a ban on it for 2 weeks. Im not ashamed of it or anything but I felt like a sh!t parent coz it was like 3 times a week. Mainly coz my depression is really up and down and its hard to cook. Im slapping myself out of it for now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovesushi View Post
    OP, I'm very embarrassed to admit I fed DS with Hungry Jack chips when he was only 4 months We were in the car waiting for DH, he kept crying and I couldn't calm him down. I had a pack of chips so I peeled one and fed him the inside (no salt), he liked it so much and kept shouting for more That was his first solid food, how sad When DH saw that he was very upset with me and said that we, as a whole family, need to give up eating junk food Of course it's not going to happen

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    What is left of a hungry jacks chip after you peel it? Surely not much!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bada View Post
    What is left of a hungry jacks chip after you peel it? Surely not much!
    Lol very little indeed, i was peeling like crazy and wished we had bought nandos chips instead. The good thing is i knew he's ready for solids.

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