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I was THAT mum today

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BlueThursday Sun 02-Aug-15 19:32:04

Went to a birthday party today with DD and when it came to food time all the kids were dished out nuggets, pizza and chips.

I proceeded to whip out DDs peppers for her - I got a few looks and one actual comment sad

She's only 7 months and the rest were 2y+ - I'm not being some weirdo am I for not giving chips at this age am I?

Orangedaisy Sun 02-Aug-15 19:33:33

Not in the slightest. Ignore them. Your baby,your choice what you feed her.

Luckystar1 Sun 02-Aug-15 19:35:13

Err no. Unless I would be classed as similarly weird (not unheard of I suppose wink). Food is for fun and all that, but pizza would be taking the piss I think!

bittapitta Sun 02-Aug-15 19:36:46

I would have brought my own food/snacks for a 7mo, I don't think people would have expected you to feed your baby restaurant food (it's usually a waste of good food tbh wink ). I hope you are being paranoid and other parents were not actually fussed.

westcountrywoman Sun 02-Aug-15 19:40:28

Perfectly fine for a 7 month old. I wouldn't have wanted mine eating salty processed crap at that age. --
If you'd said she was 3 I might have been a little bit hmm--but at the same time secretly admiring your resolve

Sausages123 Sun 02-Aug-15 19:41:53

You are what, like a month into weaning? I would not expect you to not give pizza, chips and nuggets although my second at 7 months would have probably hoovered up a chip!

westcountrywoman Sun 02-Aug-15 19:41:58

Whoops. Not sure where the random strike through came from (I'm testing the new app!)

RabbitSaysWoof Sun 02-Aug-15 19:46:14

Not at all. I couldn't be bothered policing what someone else's baby eats either that's just sad.

BlueThursday Sun 02-Aug-15 19:53:10

To be honest I think she'd happily much on a pizza she is like a little Hoover grin

I definitely don't want to be the one that brings out the rice cakes and hummus when she's 4 but for now she's my PFB and don't think she's missing out not having ice cream

HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs Sun 02-Aug-15 20:01:25

Did the hosts actually cater for your 7mo? And do tell us what the comment was?

DeladionInch Sun 02-Aug-15 20:12:24

I might have let ds have nuggets at that age, but only so I could hand him one chip and eat the rest myself!

BlueThursday Sun 02-Aug-15 20:17:41

She wasn't offered anything so I felt it ok to bring out the peppers

It wasn't a bad comment really is was a sort of incredulous "are those peppers?!"

Normally I'd have been the same and taken chips but seriously trying to diet sad

Gileswithachainsaw Sun 02-Aug-15 20:20:27

I'd have done the same. I'd not give a 7 month old processed high salt high sugar party food.

TravellingToad Sun 02-Aug-15 20:23:00

YANBU that stuff wouldn't have passed my babies lips!

He's now 3 and inhaled about 17 slices of pizza at a party today.

BlingBubbles Sun 02-Aug-15 20:28:29

My DS is nearly 7months and there would be no way in hell he would he eating that, totally acceptable to whip out peppers.

squizita Wed 05-Aug-15 10:20:15

At 7 months most babies are on pureed veg. Who would give looks!? Silly people.

ThatsNotEvenAWord Wed 05-Aug-15 10:38:40

Just chiming in to say I'd have done the same as well smile they're only supposed to have 1g of salt a day or something tiny like that when they're younger than 1

Lightbulbon Wed 05-Aug-15 10:40:42

Surely no one would expect an under one to eat that junk?

murderedbystress Thu 06-Aug-15 06:27:59

I am all for 'everything in moderation, nothing banned'. If my 7mth old grabbed the pizza, I would let her have a little. Doubt much would go in; it won't be something I wouldn't offer at home but at a one-off party, I'd let it slide.
But bringing out the peppers? I would do the same! I think even at 17 months old, I would still take food that I would prefer her to have but wouldn't worry if she refused it and went for the 'party food'.
At parties I have been to, even at 3-6 years old, carrot batons, cucumber, tomatoes, cheese, sandwiches are still offered and rarely the 'traditional party stuff'. I went to one party and admittedly, I was a little 'not hiring this place for my kid's party' because ALL food was food 'health concious' food and I was sort of thinking that they were 'everyday foods' and nothing 'special' - IYKWIM.
My parties - a bit of everything. Will bring out the 'health stuff' but also the junk stuff and let kids enjoy. Parties aren't everyday until your little one starts nursery and the invites come flying through the letterbox, potentially breaking the bank balance due to birthday cards and presents

AnnoyedByAlfieBear Thu 06-Aug-15 06:42:59

Maybe the looks were because you were giving peppers and not purée?

lanbro Thu 06-Aug-15 06:50:28

I would bet that the looks were surprise that your dc was eating the pepper at all, rather than puree. I got looks and surprise all the time as I started mine on finger food and most people couldn't believe a 7mo could manage!

Superworm Thu 06-Aug-15 06:59:03

DS has allergies so I bring his own food everywhere. He's 3.5 now and we have many parties behind us. So many parents say to me they wish they had an excuse for their DC not to have x, y, z - you are definitely not alone!

DoJo Thu 06-Aug-15 07:12:53

Mine is 3.5 and I am still that mum - he simply doesn't like that kind of food and will not countenance the idea of trying pizza or chicken nuggets (the odd chip sneaks in) but loves cucumber , carrot sticks, fruit etc. It's quite frustrating at times, because it means always carrying a stash of food with us, plus I do get the odd look and find myself justifying his lack of interest in junk, but I'm sure he'll make up for it given time!

GinLimeandLemonade Thu 06-Aug-15 18:35:26

I also think it'll have been surprise at your DD eating peppers and not puree. My DS is 7 months, we've been BLW since 6 months and the looks I get at giving him "proper" food, you'd think I was giving him a beer and a happy meal! (To be fair, he'd probably wolf down a happy meal! grin)

Floggingmolly Thu 06-Aug-15 18:42:23

I would have been surprised at a baby having peppers as a snack. Why peppers?

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