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what is/was your strangest craving?

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Babyblues14 Sun 26-Feb-17 20:10:32

11 weeks now and I cant stop thinking about and eating bloody pot noodles.
My sister also had a strange craving of sniffing lemon cleaning products

allypally1983 Sun 26-Feb-17 20:11:43

I wanted to eat bath sponges and couldn't stop sniffing them!!! 😂

MongerTruffle Sun 26-Feb-17 20:12:03

I could not stop thinking about Greggs Egg Custart Tarts. They were the only thing I would eat, which wasn't helpful after 4pm on a Sunday.

HeyMicky Sun 26-Feb-17 20:13:42

Shit supermarket sushi. Not the good stuff, only gluggy rice and insipid flavours. Highly likely to give me food poisoning.

rachyconks Sun 26-Feb-17 20:14:35

Not that weird, but I ate a lot of ice when pregnant with DS. To the point that my husband was suggesting I get help. Went through a big bag a day! I had favourite types and shapes of cubes too 😂

Gingerbreadmam Sun 26-Feb-17 20:14:49

last pregnancy lemons. eating full lemons.

this one - anything bad and full of sugar. angel delight. cake. custard. iced buns. ice cream. quite partial to cheese as well which is new for me as im not usually good with dairy stuff.

MongerTruffle Sun 26-Feb-17 20:39:40

I also used to live in Norway for a while (not whilst I was pregnant) and I suddenly started craving rosinboller (see picture). I forced DH to look up a recipe and bake them for me.

abeandhalo Sun 26-Feb-17 20:42:05

I'm on the ice now, that started about 32 weeks, but only going through a bag a week at home - plus what I eat out / at work.

Laura2507 Sun 26-Feb-17 20:47:24

Currently on pickled onion monster munch.

HotDawg123 Sun 26-Feb-17 22:08:57

Brussels sprouts with DC1
Jelly Babies DC2
Tomato soup DC3

MissElizaBennett Sun 26-Feb-17 22:11:26

Cabbage, cabbage and more cabbage. It got to the point where I was sneaking down to have midnight feasts of the stuff... blush

TondelayaDellaVentamiglia Sun 26-Feb-17 22:15:50

pickled beetroot and the vinegar. ...all three pregnancies and I still adore it, but I don't drink the vinegar anymore.

and a one day only thing Pineapple cottage cheese...I made dh turn off the dual carriage way into Asda to buy some and could BARELY wait until the checkout to get it open to eat it.

acornsandnuts Sun 26-Feb-17 22:16:04

Cementing rubble. I drooled over skips from house renovations. My DH bought me a bag of the powdered stuff so I could mix it up in the shed only on the promise that I wouldn't eat it. I settled for smelling and crumbling it through my fingers.

It honestly made me so happy at the time and couldn't understand all the raised eyebrows.

MrsMozart Sun 26-Feb-17 22:19:19

Lemonade ice lollies.

drinkyourmilk Sun 26-Feb-17 22:23:21

I had a thing for mashed potato and bistro gravy in my first trimester- even having it at work for breakfast.
Then nausea kicked in and the only that would settle it was chicken nuggets meal from McDonald's. Disgusting!

Ookmybanana Sun 26-Feb-17 22:30:13

It's currently Raw beef mince or ice lollies for me. One I have eaten the other I have just sniffed to try and satisfy that need.

TeenageCentaurMortificado Sun 26-Feb-17 22:30:25

Red wine! Before I was pregnant I bloody hated the stuff. So at about 15 weeks it was literally all I could think about! Never mind the fact that I couldn't think about never mind tolerate any other alcohol type thing. I thought, hey I can still join in with my mates and drink no alcohol lager .... no I couldn't I would vomit up a weeks worth of stuff at the mere sniff of it.

So on hols at about 18 weeks I caved. I had the smallest red wine in a glass filled with ice. And had it once a week throughout. I'm guessing it was the iron I was needing but hell couldnt it have been an iron rich vegetable or something? grin

11 years on im still a red wino 😄

Lyn29 Sun 26-Feb-17 22:35:23

I used to have a big plate of roast potatoes for dinner and a bowl of coco pops before bed!!

lananzack Sun 26-Feb-17 22:39:37

Dry wall, dry brick, sand... Anything musty, dry and crumbly. It's happened towards the end of both of my pregnancies and it's a bloody nightmare because the craving is SO strong.
When pregnant with my first I cried in frustration a few times when her room was being stripped and decorated - because I could smell the cementy smell of the walls! I just wanted to bash at it and eat it.
Thank fuck it went away right after I had her, hoping it goes away the moment I have this little guy, too!!

MrsBungle Sun 26-Feb-17 22:42:06

gingerbreadmam me too! I've not heard of anyone else eating lemons. Thought I was the freak who did that grin

Whyarealltheusernamestaken Sun 26-Feb-17 23:06:54

I really want to eat the dried mealworm I feed the garden birds but have stopped myself! I'm not sure why but they suddenly smell delicious...

LadyMaryofDownt0n Sun 26-Feb-17 23:13:38

My strangest craving was Surf washing up powder! Id smell it, run it through my fingers, put in on the floor & rub my feet on it hmm I'd have eaten it if I could have.

I still love it now.

LadyMaryofDownt0n Sun 26-Feb-17 23:14:12

So I totally get the cement thing. I wonder what causes it???

dalmatianmad Sun 26-Feb-17 23:14:16

With ds I couldn't stop sniffing swede, I carried pieces round with me and constantly sniffed it grin

With dd I drank gallons of Strawberry crusha with ice cold milk....

Chinnygirl Sun 26-Feb-17 23:16:37

Fish, fish and more fish. DP thought the baby would grow fins.(had a miscarriage so couldn't check the outcome grin)

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