To be a bit shocked about a friend giving her six month old cake?

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At lunch today, a friend ordered a piece of Victoria sponge for pudding, sliced off a fair chunk (jam, buttercream and all) and fed it to her six month old, after this baby had had some kind of veggie mush, fruit purée, a petit filou and a rusk.

I have an 8mo and all this (esp cake) strikes me as sugar overload or AIBU and would other people do this?

(I said nothing to friend, by the way, and I'm reasonably sure my face remained neutrally arranged...just wondering if I'm being PFB about what I give DS.)

recall Sun 27-Jan-13 16:32:37

amazingmumof6 Babies "aren't allowed" salt until they are 12 months old ?

There is sodium in breast milk, so how do you work that out confused

cory Sun 27-Jan-13 16:14:14

AThingInYourLife Sun 27-Jan-13 09:52:42
"Don't mind all the lying eejits here pretending they give cake to babies who have been on solids for a matter of weeks."

They may not be lying; they may simply have older babies. When my dc were small the advice was to start weaning them gradually at 4 months, so a 6mo baby would already have had 2 months to get used to solids. I have recently had it confirmed that in Sweden the advice is still "start from 4-6 months", not "you mustn't start before 6 months".

Wishihadabs Sun 27-Jan-13 14:05:57

Dd grabbed her brother's 3rd birthday cake off my plate at 51/2 months. She now 6 and very fond of cake !

grin

theodorakisses Sun 27-Jan-13 11:46:17

If it had been the formula part of the bread it would have been simply awful.

Breast? How Freudian! wink

Mine loved the soft breast part of garlic bread at that age ( reminisces)
He's now 16 and fitter than a flea smile

SanityClause Sun 27-Jan-13 10:50:49

She was 6mo old, BTW.

SanityClause Sun 27-Jan-13 10:50:18

The first item of solid food DD2 ate was a chocolate biscuit. She grabbed it out of my hand, and stuffed it between her gums!

pumpkinsweetieMasPudding Sun 27-Jan-13 10:47:11

You need to take your judgey pants off.
There are worse things to judge about, how are you to know whether its a once off day or treats?
Oh i do love a piece of cakegrin

gabsid Sun 27-Jan-13 10:33:24

Wouldn't give the baby big chunks of cake, I would give it a taste though.

I wouldn't give it unlimited petit filous and rusks either, they are full of sugar too and I always rationed that stuff.

mnistooaddictive Sun 27-Jan-13 10:25:28

Dd2had cake as her second word and at 11 months would sit in her buggy shouting cake when she wanted a snack. Feel free to judge me. She is now 4 and eats a healthy diet and is not at all over weight.

biff23 Sun 27-Jan-13 10:22:23

"A it shocked" lol you must be easily shocked. This would not bother me in the slightest, don't think I've ever heard of a baby being ill after eating a little cake.

Softlysoftly Sun 27-Jan-13 10:18:17

Erm I gave dd2 7mnths (or 8m, possibly 9 I am a shit parent) strawberries raw yesterday. Why is this a problem? ??

Should I call 999???

AThingInYourLife Sun 27-Jan-13 09:52:42

Don't mind all the lying eejits here pretending they give cake to babies who have been on solids for a matter of weeks.

You were quite right to think your friend was making poor choices about what to feed her baby.

And LOL at thinking being denied sweets as a child is why she is fat now.

Upon reflection, I think my 'shock' was based partly on the fact that my friend is very big herself (size 20?) and has been going to Slimming World for years (literally) without any real weight loss. I suppose I thought she'd have been particularly keen to follow any advice that purports to minimise risk of obesity in later life. But then, as a PP said, she may feel that being withheld treats when she was younger lead to her own weight gain. Can't possibly know. Judgey pants wedgie removed.

Follyfoot Sun 27-Jan-13 08:47:15

Achillia I dont want to worry you but boiling and cooling food doesnt sterilise it. At all.

AThingInYourLife Sun 27-Jan-13 07:57:54

"Of course you're more than aware of how much sugar is in breast milk right?"

Hahahahaha! grin

Dumbest comment in 2013!

theodorakisses Sun 27-Jan-13 07:41:55

What did the police say?

anonymosity Sun 27-Jan-13 04:11:10

Fruit puree and petit filou have sugar in them.
I think its easy to become precious about this kind of thing. Everything in moderation and well, she wasn't feeding the child methadone now, was she?

recall Sun 27-Jan-13 02:39:48
ll31 Sun 27-Jan-13 02:08:05

And as for it being too much, you don't know-u should mind ur own business ans be glad all u have to worry about is a non problen. ..

recall Sun 27-Jan-13 01:59:12

The very first solid food that she was given and that she ate herself was a profiterole. From then on, she had pieces of what we were eating, we just used to put bits on her tray, and she ate some of it.

recall Sun 27-Jan-13 01:54:58

Yes

achillea Sun 27-Jan-13 00:45:52

You weaned her on profiteroles?

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