yeah i guess. i just get annoyed that when they visit, my niece and nephew ONLY eat pizza, chicken nuggets and ham, if they have room after the bags and bags of sweets they eat all day and take chocolate bars to bed with them!
god i sound like a bitch. we just have such differing opinions on food. am visiting them all next w'end, so i hope it doesn't blow up!!
i don't want my ds to grow up without treats or be one of those kids who goes hyper cos he has never had them. i guess i think that as he doesn't eat that much and eats everything, i will get good stuff in him whilst i have control!
overmydeadbody - you're right, maybe i should find out which ones are better. my dh gets a migraine after chinese, and with my sis reacting as well, i just wonder what is in it (or majority of chinese takeaways)?
it's difficult. i'm fairly sure i am judged for my eldest sons eating habits. the only veg he eats is corn on the cob. the rest of his diet includes tuna, mackerel, chicken but for variety he also has fish fingers and pizza. the only fruit he eats is dried. and he eats lots of rice, pasta, noodles.
i'm sure people think it's my fault he doesnt eat veg but seriously i have tried but i can't forcefeed him. he ate very healthy purees etc until he was old enough to refuse the stuff he didn't want.
strangely my second child eats everything and has a lovely varied diet of fruit and veg. apart from a more blw approach because i couldn't be arsed pureeing stuff, i haven't been different with him.
some kids eat well, some don't. i'm not sure you can take 'all' the credit when your kids like healthy food.
My two DDs love takeaway they have it once a month I don't see the problem. Both were BLWed and have been having takeaway since about 18 months. They also eat a load of veg and fruit as well. DD2's favourite food is broccoli.
MIL's are strange creatures if you aren't feeding your baby chips by 3 weeks old you are starving them.
my dh has different food allergies and ds already allergic to eggs, so i know i am a bit over protective food wise until his tummy is a little more mature. i didn't mean to come over all self-righteous, i'm not, i just needed to vent some annoyance. plus, means i then have to share treats, when pester power does kick in
That sounds a bit like my family who think it's weird when DCs eat anything 'unusual'. DS is only 11 months old and at that age an apple is just as unusual as an olive or a piece of squid (both things he ate recently). Babies aren't born knowing what a typical British diet is - whatever we give them is normal to them!