DH's mate said when DS was 6 months old that a great first food for babies is hot chips. And tiny teddy biscuits are also good to start babies on
DS eats healthy most of the time but he will have tastes of a variety of foods. He has sipped on milkshakes and tried ice-cream and biscuits and all sorts of things. I grew up with no junk food and then became a junk food junkie when I moved out of home and didn't eat vegies for like a year.
I don't believe in "treat" foods - that's implying food is a reward - that in itself is an unhealthy attitude. There are not good foods and bad foods, there are just foods you should eat a lot of and foods you should eat a little of. I want DS to understand that from a very young age.
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04-01-2012 19:22 #51
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04-01-2012 19:27 #52
FWIW, I don't often notice what random strangers in public are feeding their kids. The people I have commented on in here are people that I know... people I know well enough to know that it's not "a treat."
My kid gets maccas too... I have no probs with people giving their kids crap on occasion... I actually think (in most average situations without dietary issues) that this is probably a GOOD move... but there are people I know who feed their kids little more than junk, and those people make me cranky.
04-01-2012 19:38 #53
Also the thread isn't about toddlers, although everyone seems to be justifying what their toddlers eat. The OP stated that the baby was 5 months old.
I personally don't believe a 5 month old needs treats. That's my opinion.
My DS has treats but he's 2.5.
04-01-2012 19:48 #54
04-01-2012 19:57 #55Senior Member
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I haven't really noticed what other parents are feeding their kids when out and about, I guess with a toddler in the terrible two's I'm too busy chasing them around and trying to get them to sit still for 5 seconds to get them to eat just one bite of food. I am absolutely sure that I have been judged when I am out with my daughter for both food and parenting choices but I agree with what PP's said in that what you see is simply a snapshot of that family's life. Perhaps it's a treat, an end to a bad day or just desperation to get the child to eat something, anything!
Yes there are terrible things happening to children all over the world but I don't think feeding choices are always the worst thing in most cases, sorry
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04-01-2012 20:10 #56Senior Member
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My friend got ripped into the other day for spooning avocado into her babies mouth - the other lady reckoned there was baby food for a reason and she should only be feeding her 'properly made' baby jar food!
I'm not a fan of solely jar fed babies either - but that is acceptable to many.
04-01-2012 20:14 #57
I have a question for all of you - I'm pregnant with my first child and one of the things I'm really worried about is my parents shoving crap into my child's mouth, they do this with my niece and nephew, and don't listen when asked to stop, and laugh in the face their parents.
Now they live far away from us, so is this something that I should shrug off, or do I prepare to fight this epic battle.
We plan on not introducing any of the bad stuff for as long as possible, and dh's parents are super healthy, it's just mine that I'm worried about because they don't listen and will fight about it and I'm not sure it will be worth it - I know dh is realy stressed about it too even though it's still a good 12 months away.....
Any advice would be appreciated!
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04-01-2012 20:23 #59Senior Member
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There is no study that would prove early introduction of "junk" food to a 5mth old is in any way beneficial.
Its probably not that bad either! I personally wouldn't feed my 5mth old icecream but I bet no-one would blink twice if they saw a mum feeding a sugary yoghurt to their 5mth old??
I guess each to their own.
04-01-2012 20:38 #60
Fwiw DD's Christmas she was 6 months old and had Christmas pudding, DS was 11 months old this past Christmas and has had chocolate, custard, cake. I know I'm not cruel, abusive, or negligent. I'm a great mum and my kids have a good diet.
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