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to ask if you can beat this for picnic bingo?!

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twosmallbuttons Fri 23-Aug-13 19:49:35

During picnic today with my DC, I saw a mum of a child around the same age as my DC2 (15 months or so) give her a pack of chocolate biscuits, fruit shoot, and those bacon rasher type crisps things.

All very amusing in an AIBU way, but really, is this what the next generation is being fed? confused

LingDiLong Fri 23-Aug-13 19:54:33

I doubt if it's what the entire next generation is being fed every single day no. It might well be what kids sometimes have on a picnic though.

Did you manage to eat anything on your picnic or were you too busy clutching your pearls?

gordyslovesheep Fri 23-Aug-13 19:56:33

is it what YOUR child is being fed? If not then it's not really representative of every 15mth old is it hmm

On picnics mine will have treats and I often have a can of cider - it is not what we do every day

YABU

CoffeeandScones Fri 23-Aug-13 19:57:00

Odd selection for a 15mo, but provided it wasn't accompanied by a glass of Sav Blanc and a Marlboro, she'll probably be okay.

pianodoodle Fri 23-Aug-13 19:57:20

Is this what you feed your child?

If not then there's your answer wink

pianodoodle Fri 23-Aug-13 19:58:00

X-post with gordy

LoganMummy Fri 23-Aug-13 19:59:35

Ling I think the OP was just looking for a light hearted chat. Nowt wrong with that.

I did recently see a family bring out a massive family sized trifle which they ate first with forks (!) before eating the sandwiches smile

NachoAddict Fri 23-Aug-13 20:00:33

Haha maybe it was me you saw but it was a snack pack of jammy dodgers, I shared a pack of Bacon rasher crisps with him and it was capri sun not fruit shoot. Picnics are for treats and we had fruit and cheese and breast milk too.

If it wasn't me then god forbid there were two toddlers eating junk today!

twosmallbuttons Fri 23-Aug-13 20:00:35

Oh come on, humour me grin

twosmallbuttons Fri 23-Aug-13 20:01:08

Oh good some of you are smile

UsAndThem Fri 23-Aug-13 20:01:52

To be fair, it's late holidays.

Our summer picnics began with pasta salad, sandwiches and fruit, but have now deteriorated to Tangfastics and a six-pack of crisps.

Mintyy Fri 23-Aug-13 20:03:10

Awful! Whether it was the child's main meal, snacks, or an occasional treat, those are all absolutely dreadful for a young toddler.

I thought this was going to be a thread about amazingly elaborate and fancy picnic fare, but instead it is just a sad one.

Poor baby.

MrsLouisTheroux Fri 23-Aug-13 20:05:26

What did your picnic have in it OP?

MrsLouisTheroux Fri 23-Aug-13 20:10:56

Xpost OP!

Ok then!
I was in McDonalds for lunch today and I saw a one year old with a fruit shoot, a bag of chips and nuggets. I nearly spat my quarter pounder with cheese out when I saw the poor child's brother dipping the little one's chips in his McFlurry before feeding them to her.
Poor Babba.

Top that OP! grin

pianodoodle Fri 23-Aug-13 20:12:24

OK then. In all honesty I would have cringed at the grub they were giving the baby.

LingDiLong Fri 23-Aug-13 20:13:48

I know Mintyy, never mind the kids starving in Africa, here in the UK there are 15 month olds eating Frazzles on a picnic. <snatches OP's pearls> for God's sake won't someone think of the children being fed inferior picnic food?!

MoominsYonisAreScary Fri 23-Aug-13 20:15:29

Don't think if have noticed, too busy trying to stop my toddler eating worms, mud and licking trees

Alanna1 Fri 23-Aug-13 20:17:28

Loganmummy, if I'd managed to make a massive trifle, I'd definitely eat it first too! And not because of keeping all the cream cool!

raisah Fri 23-Aug-13 20:18:55

The only way I can get my ds to drink is to fill an empty fruit shoot bottle with water. Sometimes with a teaspoon of squash often not but as he has severe constipation it's the only thibg that works. Don't judge on appearances. I do get filthy looks from other mums but they have no idea what it's like to have a child with bad constipation.

onepieceoflollipop Fri 23-Aug-13 20:21:05

A picnic with no sausage rolls - shocking! shock

Astr0naut Fri 23-Aug-13 20:30:37

WhenI first started going on picnics with baby friends, about 4 years ago, we used to do it all properly: carrot sticks, fruit salad, crusty rolls, hummus, the lot.

One day, we realised that none of our previously bf, lovingly home-prepared food eating, natural yogurt loving, water-drinking pfbs were actually touching anything....until the crisps came out.

Picnics now consist of token cheese butties, crisps, biscuits and breasticks. Occasionally we throw in a bit of fruit, but that's mainly for the wasps. I've never noticed anyone else's picnic - I'm far too busy running away from wasps.

twosmallbuttons Fri 23-Aug-13 20:33:21

I wouldn't really have noticed if it was a 3yo eating all that crap, but it was an only-just-walking 15 month old. confused

Mintyy Fri 23-Aug-13 20:45:22

Roffle at you all with your relaxed parenting.

What the op describes is hopelessly awful food to give to a toddler.

Bunnygotwhacked Fri 23-Aug-13 20:48:02

I too thought it would be a fancy picnic food thread.
I remember once i got out picknicked by a couple of mums in a park. I was sat there unloading sandwiches and feeling pretty good about the home made cakes getting out the crisps inferior cheesy puffs and own brand frazzles don'tcherknow.
When behind me these two set up with a camping stove to cook hot dogs and beans flasks of soup home baked bread humous sludgy looking dip and all sorts of homemade looking wonderful things i hung my head in shame

Mintyy Fri 23-Aug-13 20:53:18

Oh god yes, I've been out-picknicked many times. I've brought along egg sandwiches and an apple sort of thing, uber mums have bought a salad with quinoa and home made cakes for all to share blush.

Frazzles, sweet biscuits and a fruit shoot for a 15 month old is dismal.

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