Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Rex, Mar 28, 2012.
Like a momma bird, eys?
She looks like she's french kissing her baby!
That's weird. I think you can get just as much nutrients from blended solid food.
That said- even when I was a young kid (so like 6 or 7?) My Mom would pre-suck a lot of the water out of watermelon for me. I got stomach sick if I ate it otherwise. Needless to say, I didn't eat watermelon very often.
Does Ms. Silverstone not own a fork or a blender?
Gotta admit, when I first read about this, the first thing that came to mind was the SNL skit for "Pre-Chewed Charlie's" restaurant.
Blenders were invented for a reason.
One of my fave skits .
Oh Alicia...living up to the title of her most successful movie!!
Ew. Not to mention I am SO prone to respiratory infections I'd probably kill the kid.
There's not a choice in the poll for "can't summon up the energy to care"
"Clueless" says it all. What a dimwit.
What a hippie.
That is NASTY!!! There are reports from the ADA (I think) that it's really bad to get an adults saliva into a baby's mouth because it increases the risk of cavities and other oral problems.
Seems to me that if he can't chew it up himself he probably doesn't need to eat it. Maybe I just don't understand......
Actually babies need to practice chewing and eating solids before they can eat what adults do.
He seems a little old to not being able to chew himself.
That being said, I agree with MacMadame. A year of being a parent has taught me to not judge others parenting, as long as the provide food, clothing and shelter for their kids (and are not abusive). What work for different families is different.
What's more weird? Spitting chewed food into your baby's mouth or naming him Bear Blu?
i know someone who chews things then hands them to her toddler
i dont eat with them
Yes, our pediatric dentist confirms.
That is how TB and other diseases are spread.
I don't suppose she asked anyone in the medical profession about this before she decided it was a good idea.
Of course, thousands of dimwits will now follow suit, just because she's a celebrity (who I have never heard of, BTW)
I don't think Alicia Silverstone or her kid are considered high risk for TB but I just read an article that TB is on the rise, and even scarier, multi-drug resistant TB.
I was wondering if anyone here had seen that story. Bleech!
I never realized that Alicia Silverstone was bats**t crazy before. She's definitely not playing with a full deck.
I suppose there are much worse things to do a child.
I doubt if I would feed myself this, let alone a toddler. Nori and Grated daikon probably won't blend well, hence the chewing perhaps.
Sure, there's abuse, neglect, etc. Although some dentists would not look kindly on the unnecessary and completely avoidable exposure of the kid to the cavity-causing bacteria.
Hence the chewing? I thought Clueless was a successful enough movie for her to afford a blender.
Ah, maat has reached that elusive parenting zen moment
Given modern conveniences (like a potato masher) I would guess this serves as some sort of bonding activity that only has psychological impact for the parent.
Stay in the zen, stay in the zen... deep breath...
My 2 year old ate some nori and rice the other day. We had to watch him with the nori, but he chewed it up really well. He loves mochi too. I don't think he'd eat daikon though. I definitely did not pre-chew any of his food.
Poor kid, it's a chew or die World, and he/she's at a disadvantage.
I vaugely recall some hippy/backwoods relative doing the same thing. Seems nasty. I wouldn't want to share a meal with someone spitting mush in some unfortunate baby's mouth.
So what is the rationale for this (assuming there is rationale)?
uh no somebody is a couple french fries short of a happy meal..no scratch that...she is missing all her fries and the toy. I honestly never chewed food for my boys.I just tore it up into itty bitty pieces when they were learning to chew. They have grown just fine...more than fine. eck...
I guess she'd chew the french fries first.