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to think that giving a 5.5 month old McDonalds is verging on abuse?

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Partyfops · 13/10/2018 12:14

So a friend of mine has just posted on FB about their not yet 6 month old baby eating her first McDonalds!! FFS!!!!

This is utterly vile right???

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Caprisunorange · 13/10/2018 19:16

Can you explain why a weaning baby shouldn’t eat McDonald’s? What is the difference between McDonald’s and me making nuggets and chips at home? The real, meaningful difference not just “mcdonalds is evil”

thisneverendingsummer · 13/10/2018 19:16


Get a grip FFS! Hmm

Have you nothing better to do than slag off other peoples parenting?!

Must be SO great to be SSSSSOOOOOOOOO perfect!

FruitofAutumn · 13/10/2018 19:40

can someone explain what is so bad about a chicken nugget. I doubt the baby would eat a whole nugget but assuming they did, it would be about 8% of their maximum salt RDI. It is made of chicken breast , vegetable oil , flours, and vegetable starch,Spices, Yeast Extract, Lemon Juice Solids,-

GreatDuckCookery6211 · 13/10/2018 19:41

thisneverendingsummer WTF Shock slag of other people's parenting??

Yes absolutely, when it's some idiot giving a baby of under 6 months a fucking happy meal.

What is going on on MN tonight? I've seen people kick off before now because there wasn't any fruit at a child's party before and people backed her. Now the majority are making out it's no big deal to feed maccies to a 5.5 month old baby! Fuck me.

MawkishTwaddle · 13/10/2018 19:45

When she posts pics of her kid being left alone for hours on end, slapped round the head and left riddled with threadworm for years, come back to me.

Abuse my arse.

Caprisunorange · 13/10/2018 19:51

Why won’t any of the total animated happy meal haters explain what’s wrong with it?

reallyreallynow · 13/10/2018 19:52

Yawn some people are so naive. It may not hit the threshold for abuse but it’s still pretty shocking. A baby has no need for a Mcdonlds - that craving of junk food isn’t there, nor is the need for ‘a treat’. I work in a contact centre that assesses parenting capacity of parents whose children have been removed. I can absolutely say that this would be strongly discouraged for older children, let alone a baby and would merit a negative comment underneath the category of ‘basic care’. Sounds like she’s boasting about it too, giving your child junk to eat before they can even crawl is nothing to be proud of.

@WillowPeach this was your first post!! You work in a contact centre you know fuck all! You may have backtracked but you made this ludicrous judgmental statement!

It's like I work in Halifax Building society as a cashier but I am a gods authority on the Lehman's debacle!

WillowPeach · 13/10/2018 19:57


I work in a contact centre and i'm social worker qualified. What's so difficult to understand? Do you think they give people these jobs without any prior knowledge or something?

Meh whatever, people can feed their 5 month old babies McDonalds if they wish. Afterall, what do I know?

Rachie1973 · 13/10/2018 19:57

Lol. Back when the weaning guidelines were 4 months most of my 6 had a good gum on a nugget.

None are obese because we believe ‘everything in moderation’ is a good starting point when eating in our home.

The kids range from 30 down to 16 now. All healthy weights and great appetites for many varied tastes.

In turn my grandchildren now enjoy a McDonalds treat. And my foster kids. Last time I met up with one of our Social Workers we did it in there actually lol. She never told me I’d be facing an abuse charge!

reallyreallynow · 13/10/2018 19:58

@WillowPeach agreed you know fuck all!

reallyreallynow · 13/10/2018 20:00

@Rachie1973 a social worker in McDonalds........ no!

What do you make of that @WillowPeach?

WillowPeach · 13/10/2018 20:01

Also, you do realise that a contact centre is a centre for supervised contact for parents who have had children removed due to abusive parenting - not a call centre. It's my role to assess the parenting displayed through that supervised contact. Considering i'm a qualified social worker with a top grade masters degree (distinction) in the subject, I think it's fair to say I know a lot on the subject.

Namelessinseattle · 13/10/2018 20:01

At 5.5 months babies should be eating solid whole foods- they have not teeth for God’s sake. BLW is so irresponsible. That happy meal should have been blended ffs

WillowPeach · 13/10/2018 20:02

I haven't got an issue with McDonalds. I have issues with people feeding their children it constantly and a 5 month old baby being given one unnecessarily. What's so hard to understand?

Caprisunorange · 13/10/2018 20:02

Don’t be daft, they don’t need teeth. Their gums are as hard as teeth

Caprisunorange · 13/10/2018 20:03

It’s hard to understand because we’re not talking about people having it constantly (that’s literally nothing to do with it) and you haven’t explained what’s wrong with a 5 month old eating chicken nuggets

CocoDeMoll · 13/10/2018 20:06

Hmm I gave my 6 m old ds some of my mc Donald’s chip yesterday. He’s mainly on breast milk and homemade purées so I don’t give a shit!

thisneverendingsummer · 13/10/2018 20:06

PMSL at the histrionics and pearl clutching on here!

JacquesHammer · 13/10/2018 20:07

they have not teeth for God’s sake

My DD had 4 teeth at 20 weeks...

reallyreallynow · 13/10/2018 20:07

@WillowPeach but the child OP is judging is with her MOTHER! She's not been taken away because the MOTHER is perfectly capable of looking after her! You JUDGING with the feeding a child McDs before they can crawl! How much of it was actually eaten do you think!

Your first post did not say in moderation McDonalds is fine, it was all I know, these bad parents feed their kids junk, it's how it starts, i know all about it, judge, judge, judge!

Your attitude makes people fear and hate SS!

stressedtiredbuthappy · 13/10/2018 20:07

Do we have to compare all bad parenting against the really horrific stuff that sadly happens?? Feeding a baby McDonald's is shut it really doesn't take away the worst stuff, but shouldn't be excused.

Fatted · 13/10/2018 20:10

I would actually like to watch a 5 month old eat a maccies! I weaned my kids at 4 months old (the horror!) and even then at 6 months old the most they were doing with solid food was giving a finger of toast a good old gum!

Caprisunorange · 13/10/2018 20:15

^^ there is no way a 5.5 month ate a happy meal. As other said, sucked on it a bit maybe. It would have to be some kind of genius to eat it

VerbeenaBeeks · 13/10/2018 20:15

I haven't got an issue with McDonalds. I have issues with people feeding their children it constantly

I think it has an unnecessarily bad rep, it's not actually that bad to go to now.
There's wraps and chicken salads (no dressing, plain), you can have bottles of mineral water or organic milk instead of your sugar laden fizzies or milkshakes,and there's fruit bags and carrot sticks etc.
It's all about making healthy choices, isn't it. Even though there's nothing wrong with junk every now and again.

VerbeenaBeeks · 13/10/2018 20:17

I would actually like to watch a 5 month old eat a maccies! I weaned my kids at 4 months old (the horror!

Eldest now 15 was weaned at 4 months and that was the advice then, youngest at 11 the guidelines had only just changed to 6 months so he got weaned at about 5 and a half months as I figured he wouldn't drop down a few weeks early as eldest had turned out fine Grin
As you say, no way would a 5 month old devour a Maccys.

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