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KayTee87 Thu 23-Feb-17 17:04:23

Why people think it's funny to let a baby chew/suck on a slice of lemon and video them crying after it? confused
Seen things like this shared on facebook for a while now and I just don't get it - seems quite cruel actually.

MyBreadIsEggy Thu 23-Feb-17 17:07:16

A friend of mine did it.
She also weaned her baby at 12 weeks old so I kept my mouth firmly shut hmm
Makes me think though - if I sucked all the juice out of a lemon wedge like her baby did, I would have a belly ache and probably annoy very nice poo the following day blush hate to think what that does to a 4 month old's digestive system sad

JoJoSM2 Thu 23-Feb-17 17:08:33

My nice loved sucking on lemons as a baby. But giving them to babies that cry afterwards in cruel.

KayTee87 Thu 23-Feb-17 17:08:43

12 weeks shock
Loads of people seem to find it hilarious and I thought I was having a sense of humour failure.

Kiroro Thu 23-Feb-17 17:10:05

* if I sucked all the juice out of a lemon wedge like her baby did, I would have a belly ache and probably annoy very nice poo the following day*

Why on earth would you have a belly ache from 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice? That is not normal. (on average, 1 lemon = 2 tablespoons, assuming a wedge is 1/4 a lemon)

MyBreadIsEggy Thu 23-Feb-17 17:11:36

Because neat lemon juice is so acidic hmm I have quite a sensitive tummy (IBS), so do babies!

liz70 Thu 23-Feb-17 17:12:24

What sort of nasty fucker does that to their child? angry

BackforGood Thu 23-Feb-17 17:16:44

I'd change the people you are FB friends with, tbh.

BertieBotts Thu 23-Feb-17 17:18:00

I wouldn't think it was funny if they were crying but babies do make a funny face when they taste something sour.

I wouldn't be that upset about someone doing or filming it especially if the baby wasn't upset. It doesn't hurt the baby. It is quite funny when they taste it, make a face and then go back for more. But I quite like lemons so perhaps I have a weird opinion of it.

OTOH when DH fed DS a hot pepper "as a joke" I lost my shit at him because that's horrible. He hadn't realised how hot it was (should have tasted it himself first) but even so.

KayTee87 Thu 23-Feb-17 17:27:04

I've always thought the advice for citrus fruits is to wait until they are at least 10-12 months. Some of these babies are maybe 4/6 months.

To clarify not my friends babies - these stupid videos that appear in your time line from time to time for some odd reason with loads of ppl commenting underneath how hilarious is it.

BertieBotts Thu 23-Feb-17 17:29:49

No current advice to wait on citrus. But yes I think I'd wait until they were a bit older and more confident at eating, you wouldn't want to put them off trying new things!

Astro55 Thu 23-Feb-17 17:31:05

Would it be funny if it was an orange?

I have a video of DD trying lemonade at a young age (because there wasn't any other drink available)

What's wrong with new flavours?

My DSis refused to let her kids try Chinese food - what do Chinese babies eat then??

It's all just food

5foot5 Thu 23-Feb-17 17:31:11

Sounds just cruel to me!

About the weaning at 12 weeks thing. When I had my DD (more than 20 years ago) I think the advice was 12 weeks. Or 16. I can't remember exactly now. Certainly a lot less than the 6 months now recommended. So maybe she just listened to her Mum rather than the HV?

KayTee87 Thu 23-Feb-17 17:32:46

It's not the trying of new things that's cruel - it's the deliberately feeding a baby something that will make it cry, videoing it and sharing it for 'laughs'

KayTee87 Thu 23-Feb-17 17:37:33

My DSis refused to let her kids try Chinese food - what do Chinese babies eat then??

I doubt Chinese babies eat what passes as Chinese food in the U.K. to be honest. It's full of salt and god knows what else.

Astro55 Thu 23-Feb-17 18:05:41

DN loved lemons - you won't know if they'll cry unless you try - the sharing is a sign of the times isn't it?

It was still happening - only you didn't know about it - so wasn't an issue

OpalFruitsMarathonsandSpira Thu 23-Feb-17 18:52:50

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toolonglurking Thu 23-Feb-17 19:43:52

My DS is 10 months and loves sucking on a slice of lemon.

So there.

BertieBotts Thu 23-Feb-17 20:12:09

Honestly, I've never seen one where the baby cries. I've seen them where they screw up their face and that's funny, and cute.

DearMrDilkington Thu 23-Feb-17 20:14:00

OTOH when DH fed DS a hot pepper "as a joke"

How old was your ds?shock

DrivingMeBonkers Thu 23-Feb-17 20:15:59

She also weaned her baby at 12 weeks old so I kept my mouth firmly shut

12 weeks was standard HV advice to wean 20-25 years ago when I had my older children.

Imaystillbedrunk Thu 23-Feb-17 20:25:38

My little boy grabbed a lemon slice at about 7 months. Straight in the mouth and he loved it. At 4 he will still go for the lemon slice in your drink if you look the other way

TheWinterOfOurDiscountTents Thu 23-Feb-17 20:32:45

if I sucked all the juice out of a lemon wedge like her baby did, I would have a belly ache and probably annoy very nice poo the following day

Haven;t you ever had a tequila shot? Or basically anything with lemon juice in? It's a teaspoon full of juice!

Babies actually have quite insensitive tastebuds, lots of them will happy suck a lemon

khajiit13 Thu 23-Feb-17 20:38:28

I really don't see the issue as long as they're old enough. My DS grabbed one from my drink in a family pub at 10 months. His face was picture, got a laugh from us all and he'd forgotten 15 seconds later.

BertieBotts Thu 23-Feb-17 20:44:34

He was about five Dear!

Although to be fair he is 8 now and DH brought home a joke pen from work which gives you a slight electric shock when you press the end and DS thought this was hilarious and wouldn't stop playing with it confused

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