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Attention Mommies & Daddies: Would You Feed Your Baby Like Alicia Silverstone??

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Rex, Mar 28, 2012.

Would You Feed Your Baby Like This?

Poll closed Apr 12, 2012.
  1. Eys, it helps you bond with your baby...duh!

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  2. HELL to the NO!! That is NASTY!!

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  1. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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  2. nubka

    nubka Well-Known Member

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    She looks like she's french kissing her baby! :yikes:
     
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  3. Skittl1321

    Skittl1321 Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  4. Cyn

    Cyn Well-Known Member

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    :yikes: :scream:

    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.
     
  5. Prancer

    Prancer All About That Bass Staff Member

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    Blenders were invented for a reason.
     
  6. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    One of my fave skits :rofl:.

    Oh Alicia...living up to the title of her most successful movie!!
     
  7. danceronice

    danceronice Corgi Wrangler

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    Ew. Not to mention I am SO prone to respiratory infections I'd probably kill the kid.
     
  8. MacMadame

    MacMadame Cat Lady-in-Training

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    There's not a choice in the poll for "can't summon up the energy to care" :lol:
     
  9. Lacey

    Lacey Well-Known Member

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  10. birdgal

    birdgal New Member

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    "Clueless" says it all. What a dimwit.
     
  11. BigB08822

    BigB08822 Well-Known Member

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  12. Twizzler

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    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.
     
  13. FiveRinger

    FiveRinger Well-Known Member

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    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......
     
  14. maatTheViking

    maatTheViking Danish Ice Dance! Go Laurence & Nikolaj!

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    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.
     
  15. nyrak

    nyrak Active Member

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    What's more weird? Spitting chewed food into your baby's mouth or naming him Bear Blu?
     
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  16. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    i know someone who chews things then hands them to her toddler

    i dont eat with them
     
  17. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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    Yes, our pediatric dentist confirms.
     
  18. JasperBoy

    JasperBoy Next stop: Helsiniki

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    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)
     
  19. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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    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.
     
  20. Carmen Ovsiannikov

    Carmen Ovsiannikov Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  21. Japanfan

    Japanfan Well-Known Member

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    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.
     
  22. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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    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.
     
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  23. agalisgv

    agalisgv Well-Known Member

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    Ah, maat has reached that elusive parenting zen moment :cool:
     
  24. snoopy

    snoopy Team St. Petersburg

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    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.
     
  25. maatTheViking

    maatTheViking Danish Ice Dance! Go Laurence & Nikolaj!

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    Stay in the zen, stay in the zen... deep breath...
     
  26. Rukia

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    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.
     
  27. leesaleesa

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    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.
     
  28. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

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    So what is the rationale for this (assuming there is rationale)?
     
  29. Andrushka

    Andrushka Well-Known Member

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    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...
     
  30. Rex

    Rex Well-Known Member

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    :lol: I guess she'd chew the french fries first.