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My friend thinks Im uptight....

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Mammie81 Sun 04-Sep-11 18:29:30

At lunch. My 9mo DS eating his shepherds pie, her DD eating her carrot stix things. He was trying to grab them off her (and her fruit shoot which I dont like.) I realise this is a MN cliche. Im not a troll. Friend said 'Can he have one of her carrot sticks? He wants one'

I said no because I dont really like crisps myself, they looked bright orange - they had stained her DD's fingers - and they were for 12 months +. And I doubt he 'wanted' one. He grabs for everything.

She said I was uptight, and she agrees with me on some things but that was too far as they were melty and he'd be fine. I wasnt too worried about choking, it was the orange stained fingers and the fact I dont like crisps that put me off!

Anyway, I know I wasnt really BU because I can feed him however I choose to, but am I really uptight?

Tee2072 Sun 04-Sep-11 18:30:58

A bit. If they are Organix Carrot Stix, the orange stuff is carrot, actually. Not that powdered cheese like on other snacks.

Wouldn't kill him even if it was powdered cheese.

There is nothing wrong with the occasional treat.

By carrot sticks do you mean the organix crisps? I was trying to work out how a carrot baton could stain a childs fingers smile

You're not uptight. Your child, you decide what he eats. My DDs both ate their share of organix snacks when they were little (your friend is right, they do melt) and they've never come to any harm smile

Oh, and the orange stuff is carrot.

Mammie81 Sun 04-Sep-11 18:32:59

Haha ok. They just looked like Nik Naks to me and I hate those things. confused

usualsuspect Sun 04-Sep-11 18:36:53

yes you do sound uptight

verytellytubby Sun 04-Sep-11 18:39:09

I'd agree with your friend. It's one lunch.

TheMonster Sun 04-Sep-11 18:39:27

They are yummy!

TrillianAstra Sun 04-Sep-11 18:39:41

YANBU to not want your 9 month old to eat food that is labelled as being for 12 months plus.

YABU to refer to something as "carrot sticks" when you are not talking about sticks of carrot.

TheEarlOfDoncaster1963 Sun 04-Sep-11 18:41:47

a little uptight, imo. Although if he is your first it's forgivable. the more children you have, the less you worry about sticking to the age guidelines. And, er, just because YOU don't like crisps doesn't mean that your son wouldn't like the occasional taste!

RedOnion Sun 04-Sep-11 18:41:53

Yep sorry you do sound very uptight. If they are the organic carrot stix then the orange coating is carrot (not that ONE wotsit/niknak would kill your kid anyway).

RedOnion Sun 04-Sep-11 18:46:22

(and they are suitable from 7 months i'm sure. Was it something different than organix carrot stix?)

sjuperwolef Sun 04-Sep-11 18:46:36

the organix range is brilliant, a lot better than wotsits and quavers so many mums shove in front of their babies, dd still gets some organix things when we are out and about and she is 6.

MordechaiVanunu Sun 04-Sep-11 18:47:17

Yep slightly uptight.

They weren't crisps and it's you that doesn't like crisps anyway.

so are you only going to feed him things you like??

Are you uptight about cleanliness? You seem to stress the orangey/dirty fingers as a reason not to have the sticks.

Mammie81 Sun 04-Sep-11 18:54:31

I just give him whatever we eat as he eats with us as a family. I suppose I just didnt know what they were and was a bit wary. All I knew was they were for 12 months + and bright orange so I said no.

Thanks for the feedback.

Mammie81 Sun 04-Sep-11 18:56:03

And I wasnt going to give him something just because she said it was ok. I dont think thats uptight is it?

MordechaiVanunu Sun 04-Sep-11 18:56:07

Put like that sounds fair enough.

FredBare Sun 04-Sep-11 18:57:31

yes uptight

relax a little, everything isnt a battle

Blatherskite Sun 04-Sep-11 18:58:57

My 2 love the Organix stuff, including the Carrot sticks. They are indeed coated in carrot not cheesy dust and IMO they taste awful and therefore can't be bad for you wink

They do stain just like Wotsits etc although carrot will do that from the inside out too. My friend fed her DD so many home made purees with carrot in as a child that the girl went slightly orange!

Kalypso Sun 04-Sep-11 19:00:51

I think it was a little mean of her to refer to you as 'uptight'. You hadn't bought them, and didn't know what was in them - if your friend’s DD was drinking a Fruit Shoot, then it’s natural to assume that she might have a similarly relaxed attitude about feeding her DD crisps. You weren't to know they only contained carrot, and weren’t some Nik Naks type thing.

My 18 month old DS likes those carrot sticks. I don't have a problem with the fact they're crisps, but they are an absolute pain in the arse as the staining gets everywhere.

If I were in the position of your friend, I'd have asked you whether your DS wanted some, and would have been fine about it if you'd said you'd rather not give him any. However, maybe she was a little offended by your tone (did you unintentionally come across as a bit judgemental?) and reacted by calling you 'uptight'.

Tee2072 Sun 04-Sep-11 19:08:58

Huh. I just looked, they do say 12 months. I thought they were 7 as well.

Feminine Sun 04-Sep-11 19:13:17

Natural carrot stains ...I eat raw ones a lot and always have orange fingers afterwards...

If you are not familiar with them I suppose you should have asked maybe?

They wouldn't do any harm.

knittynoodle Sun 04-Sep-11 19:19:24

I agree with Kalypso. Why would you give your baby something if you dont know whats it in and its for an older child. I wouldnt.

knittynoodle Sun 04-Sep-11 19:21:26

I think calling posters calling you very uptight is a bit mean too actually. Cautious is a better word smile

plinkplonk Sun 04-Sep-11 19:27:39

I think your friend is BU - it's up to you what your baby eats. Why are women so bitchy about parenting stuff!

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