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33 month old still on pouches

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champagnetastelemonademoney Sun 31-Jul-16 22:53:34

A friends 33 month old is still having pouches of baby food for lunches. Is it just me, or is that not on?

She also still has bottles of milk, 3 a day at least.

She's also very hard to understand when she talks, very nasal. Is there a link between the development of the soft palette through chewing/eating and speech?

DonkeyOaty Sun 31-Jul-16 23:02:16


JigglypuffsCaptor Sun 31-Jul-16 23:04:40

33 months...that's nearly 3, just say nearly 3! It's too late for mental maths, and stop judging other people's children.

0phelia Sun 31-Jul-16 23:07:07

That's terrible nutrition for a child of that age.

SpeakNoWords Sun 31-Jul-16 23:08:39

It's unusual. Have you asked her why?

Floggingmolly Sun 31-Jul-16 23:09:28

Yes, it will impact on speech development.

elQuintoConyo Sun 31-Jul-16 23:12:46

Did she have fruit shoots at 10 months? Or a coke and a straw at 22 months?

My 54 month old had a fruit pouch in the supermarket trolley yesterday (yes we paid!). I can't get worked up about it.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 31-Jul-16 23:13:49

Well yes it's extremely poor and probably is impacting her speech as chewing helps strength6the jaw muscles.

BUT alot is missing from your post. Was the baby prem?

Did she struggle to feed and gain weight?

Is the umbrella very nervous and unsure how to feed a child?

Is she scared to cook for her? Do they eat alot of crap themselves and feel it's not suitable ergo buy her pouches?

Are there additional needs that mean she struggles with hew tastes and textures?

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 31-Jul-16 23:14:21


Ffs mother.

This phone...

peaceloveandtwirlywoos Sun 31-Jul-16 23:16:37

You lost me at 33 month old.

SerendipitousFoxley Sun 31-Jul-16 23:17:06

I'm chuckling at the thought of a nervous umbrella! Remember the umbrella birds in Alice in Wonderland? grin

It's probably not great but then again those judgy pants of yours are so high they're a strangulation risk.

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 31-Jul-16 23:18:38


MrsJoeyMaynard Sun 31-Jul-16 23:41:01

Is that her typical everyday diet? Not just an occasional thing along with solid food?

Not great if pouches and bottles of milk are her normal diet.

DS2 is a similar age and he still loves the fruity pouches. He'd happily guzzle several a day if we let him. Although they certainly don't make up the major part of his diet.

Boogers Sun 31-Jul-16 23:48:38

OP I'm guessing your 'friend's' DD is exclusively at home, has never been to play group, has never interacted with other children? Your 'friend's' DD is WAY behind developmental lines and I'm surprised a health visitor hasn't commented on the lack of motor skills by now. How is your 'friend's' DD with toilet training? Mastering the potty yet?

champagnetastelemonademoney Mon 01-Aug-16 12:03:57

They're not fruit pouches, they're savoury ones. Outgoing mum, attends lots of playgroups. No weight gain problems, no development problems whatsoever.

Gileswithachainsaw Mon 01-Aug-16 12:06:54

What's her diet like? (Mum's)

tabulahrasa Mon 01-Aug-16 12:12:52

Yes a lack of chewing can cause speech development issues...

But speech issues can also have an affect on ability to chew.

Have you tried actually talking to your friend, without getting on your high horse? hmm

champagnetastelemonademoney Mon 01-Aug-16 12:14:53

Only really started cooking when her child was 1. Slow cooker meals, frozen/convenience meals.
Im not saying 'oh my god I can't believe her audacity', I am a first time mum myself. So I don't do everything right. I just find it odd she speaks incredibly nasally, and is constantly on a milk bottle or sucking from a pouch!

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