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HV said: 'Ooh no dear that won't work' at prospect of BLW - I showed her the photos.....

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whomovedmychocolate Wed 16-May-07 17:20:18

Have very sore sides from laughing so much. Took DD to see HV (who is very strict power hungry bully IM(notsovery)HM).

DD still on 98th percentile. HV refrains from rebuking me on this matter since I told her last time that if she didn't stop going on about it I'd make sure we never came to see her again.

She asked about weaning. We explained that we were doing BLW. She'd never heard of it. So we told her it means that DD eats what we eat.

"I'm not sure that will work dear" <<head nods>>
"But you puree it surely?" <<head shakes>>
"Well you must at least mush it?" <<head shakes>>
"But babies can't eat real food" <<head nods>>
"But surely she chokes" <<checks baby for blueness, baby is very pink and smiley, head shakes>>
"But, but, but...honestly?" <<head nods, pics of DD eating spag bol are whipped out.>>

"Oh FGS I give up" <<HV writes in red book 'mum has given baby human food>>

We scarper, and retreat to the car to read what she's written....and laugh till our sides hurt.

HUMAN FOOD - what EXACTLY did they expect and what are the alternatives? Whiskas perhaps?

hatrick Wed 16-May-07 17:24:02

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tiktok Wed 16-May-07 17:25:29

whomoved - that is wonderful!!!

whomovedmychocolate Wed 16-May-07 17:26:37

She has eaten cat biscuits actually - before we started weaning. She'd gotten to them (goodness knows how) while my back was turned for a second. The worst bit was, the bloody cat was sat there encouraging her!!!!

lulumama Wed 16-May-07 17:27:09

human food ??!??!?!?!?!??!?

really !!!??!??!

although DD did go through a phase of not eating anything other than dog food and newspaper for a while!! make me larf !!!

rabbleraiser Wed 16-May-07 17:28:06

Good for you! I feel so sorry for babies ... they usually have to eat such shit

whomovedmychocolate Wed 16-May-07 17:28:06

Ah yes the special 'paper' vitamins Lulumama, my DD knows them well, she practically salivates whenever the postman approaches at the prospect of a good juicy envelope!

Budababe Wed 16-May-07 17:28:33

Well babies are not humans - we all know that surely?!!!

IveGotAnEffOffBigHouseAnd4by4 Wed 16-May-07 17:29:04

LOL - great story!

lulumama Wed 16-May-07 17:29:33

closely followed by the nutritional source of loveliness that is carpet fluff and dust bunnies!!

toddlers clearly do not have a 'eeeeeeeeeeeeeeew' button

nor do i hoover often enough

DD was tres particular about her source of paper. only newspaper or serviettes , not shiny paper

whomovedmychocolate Wed 16-May-07 17:30:24

Why hoover when you have cats and children to suck up whatever is down there?

whomovedmychocolate Wed 16-May-07 21:20:37

Oooh we did make a mess tonight - go see my profile pics...there's even a bloody video on youtube it was so funny.

Cazee Wed 16-May-07 21:42:53

How old is DD? She looks like she LOVED that spaghetti!

whomovedmychocolate Wed 16-May-07 21:43:43

Seven months next week. She's been weaning three weeks now.

Cazee Wed 16-May-07 21:45:28

Wow! I can't wait to start BLW, I am so excited about it. I can't believe she ate that and is not even 7 months old!

whomovedmychocolate Wed 16-May-07 21:47:14

Cazee - believe me, it's like opening a floodgate, they see the food, they want it, they shove it all in - at once normally. It's so exciting for them. We haven't found a food yet she won't eat (and quite a few non-food items are tried too

nappyaddict Wed 16-May-07 22:05:14

post a link!

MARGOsBeenPlayingWithMyNooNoo Wed 16-May-07 22:08:37

she calls herself a hv? babies are human


AitchTwoOh Wed 16-May-07 22:11:08

human food? that is priceless...
love, love, love the photos.

whomovedmychocolate Wed 16-May-07 22:11:53

For Nappyaddict

stealthsquiggle Wed 16-May-07 22:11:56

DD once ate the shopping list on the way round the supermarket - I took the hint and opened a packet of rice cakes for her (she was getting ink all over her face and anyway I needed the blooming list!)

funnypeculiar Wed 16-May-07 22:12:18

fabulous, whomoved... thanks for that

whomovedmychocolate Wed 16-May-07 22:14:20

Makes you wonder what she (the HV) eats:

'Evil cow' food perhaps

whomovedmychocolate Wed 16-May-07 22:15:40

stealthsquiggle - Poppy ate my &More credit card - she has a thing for my handbag and I didn't realise what she was doing - had to ring them rather sheepishly and explain she'd chewed the chip bit so it didn't work anymore.

shonaspurtle Wed 16-May-07 22:17:46

Ooh I'm so excited! I went shopping today for a ridiculous quantity of fruit & veg in anticipation of BLW-day on Friday (or tomorrow if I just can't wait). Knowing my luck ds will take one look at the carrot batons and mini corn I lovingly steam for him, chuck it all on the floor and continue eating the post .

Aitch, I showed dh your blog after he made sceptical noises about BLW and he's now convinced it's the way to go for ds (being that his baby's so advanced and all...)

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