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Are babies born knowing what food is?

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HUNKERMUNKER Thu 10-Mar-05 19:46:18

No. So why, in the name of all things holy, do people persist in saying 'He must be ready for food, he's watching me eat'. Babies watch us do all sorts of things - we're interesting to them!

Why is it a race to get babies to eat early? Why are some people so keen to start them on food which is less calorific and less nutritious?

And why do people then give them bloody smiley faces before they're a year old?!!!!

Why? Why? Why?!

maisystar Thu 10-Mar-05 19:50:12

lol. can't answer the smiley face quetion-haven't a clue but have to say that at about 4 months old ds developed an absolute fasination with people eating, put his hands out for the food and grunt(bit like me really)

KathH Thu 10-Mar-05 22:15:48

made the mistake of leaving ds2 (5 months) in the "care" of dh while i went shopping the other day and came back to find ds had eaten most of the front page of The Sun.

kama Thu 10-Mar-05 22:22:51

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