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is he BU or am I!? bad parent alert..

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waffilyversati1e Sat 05-Mar-16 10:10:46

We have an 18month old toddler. DS is a healthy happy child who currently has a thing for blueberries.
After his cereal this morning OH put some blueberries in a bowl and gave them to him. All good so far.

I noticed as I was putting them away that a couple left in the tub had a tiny bit of fluffy mold on them. Showed OH (at this point ds was eating the last couple in his bowl) who is now getting his knickers in a twist because he has potentially fed our child moldy food. I don't think it's a big deal (but nappy duty has been assigned to OH as penance for not washing berries), OH is thinking walk in centre....

Please help restore common sense here. AIBU to see this as unfortunate but an exercise in strengthening DS immune system and maybe I should be as worried as OH?
(guess which one of us grew up in a pristeen home with no getting mucky allowed and throws away ANYTHING on or past its sell by date)

waffilyversati1e Sat 05-Mar-16 10:12:17

to explain my title. I am referring to me as bad parent because I am not flapping (and my tongue is firmly in cheek)

Sometimesithinkimbonkers Sat 05-Mar-16 10:12:32

Tell your OH he will be fine!!! Just kids who eat mouldy fruit do get mouldy ears!!!!
Nothing to stress about!

RoseBud999 Sat 05-Mar-16 10:14:33

Going to a walk in centre, you'd just be wasting their time. What help could they offer you? Surely by 18 months your toddler has put much worse things in his mouth?

He may have an upset stomach, but even that is not a sure thing in my experience.

MrsLeighHalfpenny Sat 05-Mar-16 10:15:36

What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

DS will be fine. I am well known for accidentally sending my kids to school with mouldy bread in their sarnies. They've usually eaten quite a bit before they notice.

inlovewithhubby Sat 05-Mar-16 10:15:44

He'll be fine! I often find a teeny bit of mould on berries, sometimes ones straight out of the shop, after my kids have troughed the majority. We haven't died. Running stuff under the tap does not take all the baddies off like washing hands with soap, and certainly wouldn't remove mould.

But don't worry, he'll have put much worse things in his mouth, like his own shoes which have been on the outside roads or his hands which have been up his nose, down his nappy etc. And be thankful you have a partner who shares the feeding responsibilities for your kids!

NeedACleverNN Sat 05-Mar-16 10:16:40

He will be fine.

I did my two children some toasties. Just finished buttering all the bread when i spotted one of the slices had a small bit of mould on it and I had no bread left.

So I cut it off and carried on cooking it blush

waffilyversati1e Sat 05-Mar-16 10:17:09

Oh hes a regular shoe chewer and we have a dog so god knows what else he has ingested. He has licked the dog at least once I am aware of...

VoldysGoneMouldy Sat 05-Mar-16 10:20:14

18 months old - he'll eat far worse, don't worry grin

longdiling Sat 05-Mar-16 10:21:03

God no, don't take him to a walk in centre! What does he think they'd even be able to do?!

I accidentally gave my eldest out of date milk when she was about 1, she necked the lot and then threw up copiously. She was fine after though. I am now an obsessive milk sniffer mind you!!

CoffeeCoffeeAndLotsOfIt Sat 05-Mar-16 10:33:51

He'll be fine.

You're being sensible - your dh is fretting.

WitchWay Sat 05-Mar-16 10:53:57

If I find mouldy berries in a punnet I chuck then out & eat the rest. Chances are the ones he ate were fine anyway.

Deletetheheat Sat 05-Mar-16 10:56:10

Ha ha yes he will be fine! You are deffo the reasonable one wink

StitchesInTime Sat 05-Mar-16 11:00:07

A walk in centre would be a complete overreaction.

I guess he might have an upset tummy if he's eaten some of the mouldy ones, but I'd be surprised if eating a few mouldy blueberries was very dangerous.

I would chuck mouldy berries rather than washing them anyway, washing wouldn't remove mould.

CosyNook Sat 05-Mar-16 11:24:25

You have a dog? Say no more. Your house will be full of germs. I think your DH is over reacting and ridiculous. We've eaten food that I've dropped on the floor (well I wasn't going to start cooking again, and the family didn't know)

Please don't go to a Walk In centre, you will take up time of people who are genuinely ill.

Ginslinger Sat 05-Mar-16 11:25:41

he will be absolutely fine -

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