To wonder how people feed babies this revolting stuff day in day out

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moogy1a Thu 17-Oct-13 18:51:55

Had to give a mindee a jar of food today ( mum particularly wanted her to have it).
it smelt rank and I couldn't bring myself to try it.
Little one wolfed it down though so obviously used to the taste and it wasn't "off".
AIBU to think that except in emergencies babies should be fed food you would be happy to eat yourself ( or is Heinz food particularly revolting?)

MorrisZapp Thu 17-Oct-13 18:52:53

The baby obviously didn't think it was rank.

AmberLeaf Thu 17-Oct-13 18:54:38

Yep jarred food tastes rank, but TBH so did my home made offerings! lack of salt and seasoning does not make for a tasty meal IMO.

moogy1a Thu 17-Oct-13 18:54:43

No. poor bugger was obviously used to it. It made me wonder how you then get them to eat "proper grown up food" if they've had a year or so with that stuff.

BramshawHill Thu 17-Oct-13 18:55:26

You're used to food being a certain way, the baby isn't. I don't eat quiche because I think the texture is bloody rank but I wouldn't stop anyone else having it.

Aeroaddict Thu 17-Oct-13 18:56:56

I always thought the Heinz jars were not great. DS happily ate other brands of baby food jars though, and since has gone on to happily eat pretty much anything. If the Mum is happy, and the baby is happy and well, then what is the prolblem exactly?

BerstieSpotts Thu 17-Oct-13 18:57:24

Who feeds their baby jars for a year?! Surely most people might do them for a couple of months or so until they can handle chunky mashed food?

Moxiegirl Thu 17-Oct-13 18:58:34

I preferred the hipp ones. especially the puddings

moogy1a Thu 17-Oct-13 18:59:57

I just don't think it sets a person up to enjoy proper home cooked food. It makes them used to a weird processed taste and texture which might turn them off real food and lead to 70 odd years of eating processed shite . Not that there's anything wrong with the odd bit of crap but a lot of people seem to live off it, and I wondered if it's 'cos they had this stuff in their formative years.

needaholidaynow Thu 17-Oct-13 19:00:22

I only give DS2 food from jars like I did with DS1.

moogy1a Thu 17-Oct-13 19:00:35

Who feeds their baby jars for a year this jar said from 10 months.

Madlizzy Thu 17-Oct-13 19:01:17

My lot had a mixture of jars, powdered food and home made. They liked all equally and all eat well now.

valiumredhead Thu 17-Oct-13 19:01:20

I'm glad you're not my child minder.

moogy1a Thu 17-Oct-13 19:01:29

Would you eat them yourself needaholiday.
If not, why do they not just have what you have ?

2tiredtocare Thu 17-Oct-13 19:01:49

The mums found a real gem in you!

TheMoonInJune Thu 17-Oct-13 19:02:05

Gosh, I'd love to know someone I was paying to look after my baby was curling their nose up at how I chose to parent and plastering it on the Internet!

Spaulding Thu 17-Oct-13 19:02:37

YABU. DS was weaned using jar food, because at the time I couldn't boil water nevermind actually cook. He enjoyed them and once he reached 10 months and was ready for proper food, I taught myself to cook. He's 3 in Feb, I now love cooking and he eats absolutely everything and a better variety of food than I've ever eaten. So him being fed with jar food didn't cause any problems when he started eating "proper grown up" food.

bigkidsdidit Thu 17-Oct-13 19:02:44

But they all do get used to normal food, don't they, they don't eat jars for years and years.

2tiredtocare Thu 17-Oct-13 19:03:28

You could make some lovely homemade food and really shame her, bet it'd make your day

BerstieSpotts Thu 17-Oct-13 19:03:28

Well 10 months isn't even a year old and you don't start feeding them solids until halfway through that year anyway!

moogy1a Thu 17-Oct-13 19:03:43

Right, 'cos nobody on here ever has an opinion on other people, do they.
I think if you read properly I fed the baby the stuff the parent wanted me, the baby was happy, mum was happy, I found the stench disgusting. Hardly makes me a bad childcarer now, does it?

YoureBeingADick Thu 17-Oct-13 19:04:12

I am blush to admit that when i was silly new mum to ds1 i thought jars were just what you fed babies and didnt even consider that i could feed him what i ate. I think my age was a factor though- i was a teen mum and none of my friends were parents so i rarely spent time with any parents to be told differently. I remember my gran asking me once "do you just give him the run of the house" and said yes thinking she meant did i let him go in all the rooms rather than did i give him the food i ate. You'll all be glad to know that i discovered MN whilst pg with ds2 and was soon educated on how to feed a baby. grin

bigkidsdidit Thu 17-Oct-13 19:04:32

I do cook for my dc, and buy one or two pouches a month for the change bag just in case. But they don't eat what I eat during the week as a) I don't want to eat at 5pm and b) it is not appropriate to give them gin and crisps

JustThisOnceOrTwiceOrThrice Thu 17-Oct-13 19:05:28

Does the baby eat those jars for every meal?

2tiredtocare Thu 17-Oct-13 19:05:54

You are over egging the pudding

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