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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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AGHHHH · 13/10/2018 12:31

Please, give your head a massive wobble.


Sirzy · 13/10/2018 12:32

Would a chicken nugget cooked at home be as bad?


TreMonet · 13/10/2018 12:32

@RoboJesus giving a child a chicken nugget is not abuse!!! It's not what I would do but it's hardly going to cause premature death now is it! It's hilarious that anyone would think that.


NotACleverName · 13/10/2018 12:33

Everyone knows that chicken nuggets are a gateway drug. Next thing it's crack in a bottle.

(In all seriousness, some of you need to get a sodding grip.)


MamaLovesMango · 13/10/2018 12:33

My 8mo has chewed on a McDonalds chicken nugget before now (possibly even a chip).

You need to get an idea of what child abuse is and how off the mark you are.

You also need to get an idea of the principles of nutrition and how bad foods are bad for you and how much a baby


StarfishSandwich · 13/10/2018 12:33

Me and DH have a very healthy diet 99% of the time, with the odd burger or pizza occasionally on the way back from a sporting event. If DS is weaning and swipes a chicken nugget, I really can’t see that I’ll get worked up about it when he’ll be on kale and quinoa the rest of the time 😂


RoboJesus · 13/10/2018 12:34

@Jaxtellerswife through obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, ect. Children can be taken because of that under child abuse. It's just a fact


Timeforabiscuit · 13/10/2018 12:34

Not abuse,

At eight months my daughter was sucking on their pancakes while me and dh were sucking on coffee like mothers milk.

Have you forgotten how bone breakingly hard it is to be a parent at that age? Even if she thinks a chicken nugget is a good nutritional choice or she has not a clue (you can argue both), its the parents look out and not even in the hemisphere of abuse*

*disclaimer: unless five month old is actually a tub of lard


dudsville · 13/10/2018 12:35

I don't know the age at which I first had fast food but it was certainly young. I was thin until my mid 30's. I loved steamed veg, home cooked meals, etc., The simple act of seeing someone eating fast food does not inform you fully of their lives.


Ontheboardwalk · 13/10/2018 12:36

gumming on a nugget Grin


MamaLovesMango · 13/10/2018 12:37

Would a chicken nugget cooked at home be as bad?

This reminds me when someone (it’s too cliché to say who they are to me) insisted it was healthier to give my toddler homemade wedges over oven chips. Even when I read aloud the ingredients of the oven chips (potatoes and sunflower oil) Hmm....


WakeUpFromYourDreamAndScream · 13/10/2018 12:37

Premature death from a chicken nugget 😂


NotACleverName · 13/10/2018 12:38

through obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, ect. Children can be taken because of that under child abuse. It's just a fact

One chicken nugget leads to all that, of course.


Birdsgottafly · 13/10/2018 12:40

No it isn't verging on abuse.

First foods shouldn't be of that type, ideally, but we all make mistakes.


Flashingbeacon · 13/10/2018 12:41

I was mad when my dm took ds to McDonald’s when he was 3. But not cause it was abusing. This is a woman who bought organic local meat to give to me to feed to him. I was annoyed because I didn’t want him moaning for it, he’s 8 now and I have bigger battles.
Would you be posting if they had been in a restaurant and he was gumming pate? Which absolutely didn’t happen with ds either.


DunkandEggAgain · 13/10/2018 12:42

I'm not professionally offended.

A chicken nugget is NOT abuse!!

It's a poor parenting and food choice.

If you wrote that a 5.5month old had a lit fag put in its mouth, or was in a poorly ventilated room with both parents smoking weed or if alcohol was put in its milk, then that's a different matter altogether.


user1471426142 · 13/10/2018 12:44

It’s not abuse but it’s a piss poor choice for a baby that age. The daily salt recommendations are tiny at 1g and very easy to exceed with a bit of bread or cheese let alone a McDonalds.


Blackoutblinds · 13/10/2018 12:44

Is the odd chicken nugget why my kids aren’t profoundly gifted I wonder?


EwItsAHooman · 13/10/2018 12:45

blackoutblinds yes. Same with mine. I'm planning to bin them and start over with free range, organically fed DC.


Dahlietta · 13/10/2018 12:45

I take it you don't like this lass much?


LARLARLAND · 13/10/2018 12:45

My teenage DS are 20 chicken nuggets from Maccies the other day. I was mortified but he had done two hours very high intensity exercise and he is growing. I still think giving nuggets to babies is crap.


Thesearmsofmine · 13/10/2018 12:47

A chicken nugget or fish finger js hardly child abuse!

My youngest ds probably had a McDonalds nugget at about 7 or 8 months. He survived.


DuchessofManchester · 13/10/2018 12:47

Does anyone else really fancy a Maccies after reading this?
And op giving a child chicken nuggets is not abuse.


flamingofridays · 13/10/2018 12:48

Deliberately giving a child something that could give them health problems or premature death is abuse

One happy meal isnt going to do either of those things though, is it?


NotACleverName · 13/10/2018 12:49

Premature death from a chicken nugget 😂

This isn't a laughing matter, I ate a chicken nugget as a child and DIED. 🤬

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