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ItPaysToBuyGoodTea Thu 15-Nov-12 10:40:50

n/c as I'm not normally controversial! But feel like it today. There's a lot of stuff I read on here that makes me go hmm. You know things that are said with authority but I am not so sure. I'm not saying they're definitely not true, but I do get a bit twitchy when I read them. Eg the one I've just read about purees delaying speech (DD is BLW but out of sheer laziness not because I'm worried about this!) and

-It's just as easy to choke on purees as it is finger foods.
-Food is fun before they're one
-Babies' gag reflexes are further forward than ours
-Breastfed babies are less fussy as they've tried a variety of food tastes via breastmilk

Oh I can only think of food related ones right now (must be hungry) but I've seen loads more!

VirginiaDare Thu 15-Nov-12 10:44:14

and your aibu is?

honeytea Thu 15-Nov-12 10:44:35

Wasn't it just normal for our mums when we were babies to use purees? We all manage to speak just fine or maybe that is why we post on a forum because we never got the hang of speaking hmm

It's just another thing for people to feel bad/smug about.

tryingtoleave Thu 15-Nov-12 10:44:56

The one that makes me go hmm in education is

'they all even out in the end'

Yes, because all adults have the same intelligence and educational attainments. Pfft.

ItPaysToBuyGoodTea Thu 15-Nov-12 10:46:02, um..list stuff tenuous grin

tryingtoleave Thu 15-Nov-12 10:47:39

Also hmm about the horror if anyone starts weaning before 6 months. Here, in Australia, the advice have recently gone back to weaning between 4and 6 months because there is NO evidence that weaning after 6 months is beneficial. In fact the evidence is starting to suggest that late weaning is associated with allergies.

VirginiaDare Thu 15-Nov-12 10:49:28

couldn't you find chat?

Fakebook Thu 15-Nov-12 10:52:41

What makes me go hmm, is when people say that you don't need to bother tutoring or teaching your children from an early age. I disagree with that. Even if you pay for a tutor or do it yourself, I think children need to be constantly learning and enjoy learning from an early age so that it becomes part of their nature and not something they run away from.

ItPaysToBuyGoodTea Thu 15-Nov-12 10:53:39

couldn't you find a life [runs]

ItPaysToBuyGoodTea Thu 15-Nov-12 10:55:18

oh another food one I read was BF babies cope better with BLW than FF'd ones as their jaws are more developed eh?

PoppyAmex Thu 15-Nov-12 11:01:30

"All food brands/produce are actually the same, just different packages, really. They come from the same factory/farms and you're a numpty for paying more"

Yeah, sure.

NakedButNotFamous Thu 15-Nov-12 11:09:27

PoppyAmex I have worked in a factory that packaged fresh food like mince and diced beef and it was same stuff, different packaging. I also worked in a factory bottling vodka and whiskey and the cheap stuff you see is same stuff but different labels.

Floggingmolly Thu 15-Nov-12 11:11:14

That is true, Naked, I agree.

PoppyAmex Thu 15-Nov-12 11:16:39

I'm sure that's true Naked in those cases (although I don't see why diced and mince wouldn't be the same raw material) but the fact is most of the time you can taste the difference in shit products.

Wish it wasn't the case as it would be cheaper and nicer but it is. <tesco, looking at your crap meat>

WorraLiberty Thu 15-Nov-12 11:17:23

When I read "n/c as I'm not normally controversial! But feel like it today."

I thought this thread was going to be a tad more interesting grin

But you name changed to list some foods and inform us that you're not saying they're definitely not true, but you get a bit twitchy? confused

Who the hell are you? I demand to know!

We may have to hunt you down and type you to death across the internet....

squeakytoy Thu 15-Nov-12 11:19:30

I wasnt breastfed, nor did my mum do BLW.. and I was weaned on jars too..

I was never a fussy eater, and I was an early talker who never shut up.. grin

WorraLiberty Thu 15-Nov-12 11:22:37

You were weaned on jars squeaky?

Didn't the glass get stuck in your throat?

You're well 'ard you grin

ItPaysToBuyGoodTea Thu 15-Nov-12 11:25:12

worra yes I know, I realised it was a bit shit in the controvery stakes, but I'm normally a naice girl who doesn't start bunfights - look I couldn't even properly manage one this time. Fight, all of you, please, I demand it is healthier than breastmilk. Cots are prison cells. Slings are dangerous. Dummies are like crack. Gina Ford is my God [head spins] - SO THERE!!

Mousefunk Thu 15-Nov-12 11:28:50

I'm an awfully fussy eater. I was formula fed and given baby rice/rusks in my bottle from like a month of age and then started on solids at around three months.. You'd be lynched if you did any of the above (minus ffing of course) now! But mum said thats what was advised at that time for big hungry babies, oh and sugar water for colic..

I do find it a bit hmm that weaning is now from 6 months+ when it was always 4 months for absolutely yonks and none of us are ill or dead (certainly not because of that), and baby foods still all say 4 months+ so it can't be that dangerous..

I'm with you, I BF and BLW because i'm lazy.

glasscompletelybroken Thu 15-Nov-12 11:29:04

Just seing BLW makes me go hmm...

Mousefunk Thu 15-Nov-12 11:30:44

Tbf cots do look like prison cells wink

ItPaysToBuyGoodTea Thu 15-Nov-12 11:34:41

My own personal bugbear is anyone raving about hypnobirthing. "Honestly it really works"


My opinion - most people who say it worked had textbook labours anyway. All the fecking rainbow relaxation in the world did nothing soon as that fuckwit nice medical person dived in with both hands and manually turned DD1 who was evidently attempting a last minute breech delivery, Tom Daley style

Worst £200 I've ever spent!

ItPaysToBuyGoodTea Thu 15-Nov-12 11:40:55

oh the medical person and DD were both diving, must have been the pairs event

BeyondTheLimitsOfAcceptability Thu 15-Nov-12 11:49:13

The BF/chewing one is true, because a BF baby "chews" the boob to get the milk, rather than sucking
<throws fairy cake at OP>

Hmm, stuff that makes me go hmm....

glasscompletelybroken Thu 15-Nov-12 11:49:40

I started weaning mine at around 8 weeks. They have survived - thrived I would say! All grown up now. FF 2 of them and only BF the other 2 for 4 weeks.

I know I should be locked up but things wuz different then.

Oh and my mum fed my sister evaporated milk out of a bottle cos she was small and the midwife told her to!

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