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?)

moogy1a Thu 17-Oct-13 19:06:12

But would any of you really like to eat the stuff?
My point is that I like to feed people stuff I would enjoy myself. I take pleasure in providing tasty food and find it odd you would feed someone something you wouldn't eat yourself. I don't believe anyone could find them tasty ( and that includes babies)

TheMoonInJune Thu 17-Oct-13 19:06:18

I don't think it makes you a bad childcarer moogy, I didn't say that.

However, since you've put your real name and area elsewhere on this site I do think it's really unfair to make your opinion quite so - pronounced? Honestly I wouldn't be happy about it, sorry.

JustThisOnceOrTwiceOrThrice Thu 17-Oct-13 19:07:01

You'rebeingadick. I've never heard that run of the house saying before and would never have guessed that it related to food.

2tiredtocare Thu 17-Oct-13 19:07:10

You are not a baby I presume, all salt free food tastes like crap to most adults

everlong Thu 17-Oct-13 19:07:49

Are you trying to wind people up?

Why are you so fecking judgey?

moogy1a Thu 17-Oct-13 19:08:13

No, it was a one off. ( which is odd as I always provide food but mum wanted her to have this. said she didn't want it to go to waste and just turned up with it)

BerstieSpotts Thu 17-Oct-13 19:08:22

Yes I would think "run of the house" meant being allowed into every room - doesn't it?

cherrytomato40 Thu 17-Oct-13 19:08:37

And you sound like a lovely non judgemental childminder hmm

I gave our childminder alphabetti spaghetti for my DD's lunch today. When you are a working parent cooking lovingly prepared food for the childminder to reheat is easier said than done!

LeMousquetaireAnonyme Thu 17-Oct-13 19:08:37

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. hmm Have you ever seen an adult eating only jars, plenty of us have only been fed on baby jars, what do you think we are eating now. Plus, tastes evolve with age!

YoureBeingADick Thu 17-Oct-13 19:09:04

justthis i think it might be an irish saying. I hadnt heard it before she said it and my mum fell about laughing at my response and the. Explained what it meant.

2tiredtocare Thu 17-Oct-13 19:09:08

Maybe she doesn't like your food

bigkidsdidit Thu 17-Oct-13 19:09:09

Yep - j made a salt free loaf of bread the other day in preparation for weaning ds2 and it was DISGUSTING

LEMisdisappointed Thu 17-Oct-13 19:09:24

Wow - your client will be soooo pleased to be judged by you! maybe its just easier sometimes.

needaholidaynow Thu 17-Oct-13 19:09:30

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

I very rarely make family meals. Especially now I've gone bak to work.

JustThisOnceOrTwiceOrThrice Thu 17-Oct-13 19:09:34

Why would it affect them eating normal food then if its a one off?

moogy1a Thu 17-Oct-13 19:09:38

Is it really an extreme opinion to say the jar of baby food smelt rank and I couldn't bring myself to try it, therefore making me wonder why people give it to other people?

Mintyy Thu 17-Oct-13 19:09:52

moogy1a

Some meals that dh and I enjoyed when our babies were young include:

chilli con carne, curry, bacon and egg, fish and chips from the chippy, thai fish cakes, sushi, salad, grilled lamb chops, grilled tuna steaks, grilled ribeye steak, pasta, wraps with fancy fillings.

Are you telling me I could have liquidised any of those and served them to my baby?

And even if I were eating something properly mashable, I would have had to make a separate version without salt/soy/seasoning/spices, in order to make them safe for baby to eat (which of course I did sometimes, but not always).

Jars fill a gap where mushed up adult food is not available or suitable.

My children eat everything now. The only thing my ds will not entertain is mashed potato, funnily enough.

bsc Thu 17-Oct-13 19:10:23

Lots of MN babies have never had even a spoonful of processed commercial baby food pass their lips, but they still have very restricted diets and other related food issues.

As a CM do you offer nutricious warm home-cooked meals to your mindees as standard? <tilts head>

DaddyPigsMistress Thu 17-Oct-13 19:11:09

* I like to feed people stuff I would enjoy myself.*

I like salt and vinegar crisps in a sandwich with salad cream on one slice of bread and marmite on the other. I wouldnt feed that to anyone else
the baby ate it and liked it so meh

moogy1a Thu 17-Oct-13 19:11:12

Why would it affect them eating normal food then if its a one off? I don't think it would, hence why I said wrt people doing it all the time ( the clue is in the title)

tabulahrasa Thu 17-Oct-13 19:11:14

DS had a fair amount of jars - he's 17, eats anything, likes to cook and tonight quite happily had lentil Bolognaise on whole meal spaghetti, so, um, no, it doesn't set them up for 70 years of eating rubbish hmm

YoureBeingADick Thu 17-Oct-13 19:11:44

Most of the jars i used tasted rank tbh- some were yummy but most were awful. Ds liked them though.

needaholidaynow Thu 17-Oct-13 19:11:52

Jars are convenient, just like formula milk (I made the "awful" decision not to breast feed because it was convenient for me)

Xiaoxiong Thu 17-Oct-13 19:11:59

DS had a mix of lovingly home made baby food, bits of our food, and pouches/jars. However DH insisted on tasting everything first and wouldn't feed DS anything he wouldn't eat himself. I was at work full time and he was the SAHP so I left it up to him to decide.

He said Heinz and most Cow & Gate jars were horrible and tasted chemically but DH and DS are (both!!) still partial to the Ella's kitchen baby brekkie, cheesy bean pie and bean feast pouches, and the Plum bread and butter pud pouch!

howrudeforme Thu 17-Oct-13 19:12:17

Maybe - but ds never had a jar of baby food. Didn't stop him becoming hugely fussy from about 18 months onwards. Still is.

We are a major good eating food family 'cept ds aint interested. Well he does love home cooked food but it's only about 10 food stuffs (healthy enough stuff) but it's a real bloody pain to try and make it different and interesting. He's 7 now.

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