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I've just seen a post on facebook saying that someone is proud that their 6 week old baby has just eaten a whole jar of puree... shock

Has anyone else seen examples of interesting parenting first hand that they thought were the stuff of MN myth? I honestly didnt think that people this, ahem, naive existed!

Catslikehats Wed 03-Aug-11 19:20:48

I have first hand see a woman pour coca cola into a baby bottle and give it to a child of not more than 18mths.

I genuinely believed that (and much of what I read on MN TBH) was the stuff of legends.

DollyTwat Wed 03-Aug-11 19:24:24

My friend said on fb she was giving her 6 week old baby rice
I was a bit shock must admit but won't say anything

QueenOfFeckingEverything Wed 03-Aug-11 19:26:53

I've seen that happen too. And then a woman who was with them said she had heard cola was bad for teeth, and the mother said 'oh its ok, its diet'.

I once watched someone I know feed their 8 week old baby (who was 6 weeks premature, so only 2 weeks adjusted) a value chocolate pudding.

And today I saw someone driving out of the Tesco car park with their toddler standing up on the back seat waving out of the window...

It happens. Some people are fucking idiots, and some of them end up being parents.

Tuggy Wed 03-Aug-11 19:26:55

Oo oo oo Thequeenofdenial I saw that TODAY and it was the first time ive ever seen it! Mum in queue in front of me for ATM

Child in pushchair, guess 18-24 months clutching a see-through bottle of black fizzy drink. Now obviously i'd not want to make wild accusations but i'm 100% certain and would bet my house on it it certainly did look like coke.

First time i've seen it, thought it was a myth...

D0G Wed 03-Aug-11 19:33:09

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squeakytoy Wed 03-Aug-11 19:35:26

My MIL was giving both her sons baby rice in their bottles when they were about two weeks old. Both grew into strapping six footers with no health problems.

QueenOfFeckingEverything Wed 03-Aug-11 19:36:25

The chocolate-pudding-at-six-weeks parent also gave her DD evaporated milk in a bottle and told me that when the HV said it was a Bad Idea, she responded with 'What do you think they did in the war' hmm

sittinginthesun Wed 03-Aug-11 19:36:46

Have seen otherwise very sorted mum give 2 year old a glass of coke, but not in a bottle.

My own personal best is watching a parent give a 4 year old half a pint of lager. Now that did make me choke.

D0G Wed 03-Aug-11 19:38:06

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smallandroid Wed 03-Aug-11 19:39:44

i once saw a two week old baby being fed an entire dinner at the toby carvery, it also had a pudding and a bottomless jug of custard

allhailtheaubergine Wed 03-Aug-11 19:40:49

Many years ago when I was young and naive I saw a three-week old baby with a bottle of apple juice propped up on a blanket in the car seat / buggy travel system thing in Next. I knew the baby was 3 weeks old because I had queued behind the mum at baby clinic and earwigged.

I was flamed to hell and back, told I was either trolling or making it up or making assumptions and must have been wrong. I wasn't wrong!

My eyebrows never grew back grin

5inthebed Wed 03-Aug-11 19:40:56

" 'What do you think they did in the war' " grin Did she feed her DC on spam and half a banana a week as well?

chugsy Wed 03-Aug-11 19:41:24

I see a LOT of photos on facebook of babies of only about four or five months old turned round in forward facing car seats which I will nail my colours to the mast over and say I find appalling.

alowVeraWithPurpleTwuntyPants Wed 03-Aug-11 19:41:43

D0G I used to have to feed dd flat on her back, she wouldn't eat otherwise.
Ps, she was well over 6months.

usualsuspect Wed 03-Aug-11 19:42:12

I once saw a day old baby eating a donut

QueenOfFeckingEverything Wed 03-Aug-11 19:43:15

5inthebed - probably, the spam anyway. She thought fruit was bad for babies so the banana would've been out hmm

squeakytoy Wed 03-Aug-11 19:43:49

I hope it was a krispy kreme US grin

D0G Wed 03-Aug-11 19:43:57

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ChuntyCops Wed 03-Aug-11 19:44:34

I used to work in a nursery and have seen all this and more. Quite a few parents used to give their toddlers coffee in a bottle shock

sockpoppet Wed 03-Aug-11 19:44:45

[Grin] at small android

usualsuspect Wed 03-Aug-11 19:45:18

It was a asda jam donut ,so I was doubly judgey

BertieBotts Wed 03-Aug-11 19:45:45

I met someone (she was actually a lovely mum and great with the kids) who weaned at 2.5 months because her baby was "so hungry".

Also DP's sisters let (nay, encourage!) their children run around with sparklers and it makes me extremely uncomfortable.

Catslikehats Wed 03-Aug-11 19:46:15

Actually where I live now you can buy chocolate flavoured drink in a baby bottle with teat in the chilled section of the supermarket.

squeakytoy Wed 03-Aug-11 19:47:15

The one time I do remember doing a cats bum face was to a woman who was a regular in the pub. She drank copious amounts of whiskey throughout her pregnancy, smoked like a chimney, and took cocaine too.

So really it should have been no surprise when she was back in the pub about 3 days after giving birth, and left the child propped up in its car seat with a bottle resting in its mouth. sad

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