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.)

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.

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.

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.

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???

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.

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.

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.

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

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!

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

She was 6mo old, BTW.

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

Breast? How Freudian! wink

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

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


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 !

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".

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

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