Well I wanted to share my joy in the first instance My partner is a meat eater and our LO is coming up for 5 months so weaning is on the horizon. We had talked around the subject of whether DD would be veggie or not but the closer it has come the more it has been bothering me. As I see no health benefits from her eating meat, never mind the ethical side, I knew that if my OH had been insistent it would have been a very difficult situation. So anyway, the conversation arose the other day and to my delight OH said he doesn't mind if she eats meat or not. I am so happy. She is going to be veggie!! Of course we have agreed that when she's old enough to understand what meat is and where it comes from, if she decides to eat it we will respect her choice but I'm just so relieved that my OH has been so reasonable about it.
I'm veggie and so we made the decision to raise both our DDs veggie (now 6 & 3). Our decision was based on the fact that as meat eaters they would be unlikely to eat quality meat (we tend not to eat it at home) so the only time they would be likely to eat meat would be crappy sausages with god knows what in it. We therefore decided not to give them meat until she was old enough to decide. We do however let them eat fish, just for practical purposes really as at pubs, soft play etc they virtually never offer any decent veggie food. My eldest Dd is almost 6 now, and she is a bright, sporty little girl so it certainly hasn't done her any harm . Hth
Cool. I was all set to go vegan when I found out I was pregnant so I'm delaying the transition until I've finished EBF. I am still working on hubby to be. He eats mainly veggie because I do the cooking! lol Can I ask if you are ethical veggie/vegans or health ones?