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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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HoppingPavlova · 13/10/2018 12:49

I refuse to believe a 5mo baby consumed a happy meal. I’m guessing they sucked on a nugget and potentially one or two fries at best. I doubt it’s an everyday occurrence and would think it’s some special treat where an older sibling was taken to Macca’s and the baby given them something to keep them occupied. I just can’t get worked up about that.


bloodylovethemoomins · 13/10/2018 12:49

Did you call 101 to log it?


Blonde87 · 13/10/2018 12:51

All my kids love Mac Donald’s and they are all happy and well nourished. Maybe you need a hobby or to get out a bit more


Flashingbeacon · 13/10/2018 12:52

It’s a fact that 100% of people that eat a happy meal will die.


Sirzy · 13/10/2018 12:52

he daily salt recommendations are tiny at 1g and very easy to exceed with a bit of bread or cheese let alone a McDonalds

If the baby somehow managed to eat all the nuggets and chips in a happy meal it is still only 0.78g of salt so no need to worry on that one


Improve12 · 13/10/2018 12:52

Sorry OP. Not sure if the commenters have children of their own. I consider it abusive. Some people start weaning at 4 months but others wait till 6 months. If you start before 6 months, you work with your stage 1 baby foods. You are there to give your child a healthy start at life. meat is actually not recommended in early stages. I find it abusive. you are not strange. Please don't let some of these keyboard warriors question your own value system. There are many people that agree with you. They just may not be amongst the first wave of commenters.


greendale17 · 13/10/2018 12:53

Disgusting poor parenting


Improve12 · 13/10/2018 12:55

Would anyone give a baby a cigarette to smoke or a beer? No. Not all smokers and drinkers are going to get severely sick from one smoke. However, giving that to a baby, can have serious health effects. Same with a happy meal. It's not age appropriate at all! Also, a 5 month old... portions... honestly..


Chelseajunior · 13/10/2018 12:55

Baby must be very advanced if eating solids like that. Fair play!


Caprisunorange · 13/10/2018 12:55

I didn’t give my 5.5 m old McDonald’s, she had it for the first time when she was about 2 and I realised that milk, fries and nuggets/ fishfinger/ burger in moderation was harmless and they love it

So I don’t think I would actually have a problem with my next 5.5m old having a taste


Databurst · 13/10/2018 12:56


Bit insulting for those of us who actually were abused to compare it to sucking on a cold chip'

Most definitely this...


ButchyRestingFace · 13/10/2018 12:57

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

A couple of chicken nuggets once is gonna do that? Are they radioactive? ☢️


Databurst · 13/10/2018 12:59

I'm baffled though how a 5 month old would eat a McDonald's anyway. A suck on a nugget possibly....Not great but abuse?


NotACleverName · 13/10/2018 12:59

Cigarettes and alcohol are not comparable to food, Improve12. 🙄


JustDanceAddict · 13/10/2018 13:00

Not abuse, but negligent I would say. Babies shouldn’t be weaned until 6 months now, surely? Then it’d be veg, fruit, cheese, pasta, chicken not in nugget form. The salt content would be too high and it’s the ‘look at my kids having a Mcd’ type post which is scummy anyway.


LARLARLAND · 13/10/2018 13:00

Seriously though, as a nation we definitely have a problem with childhood obesity. It’s not really funny that children have lower life expectancy because of the shit we feed them.


flamingofridays · 13/10/2018 13:00

What do you mean by portions, improve?

I would bet my life that baby didnt do more then chew a bit of nugget and suck on a chip.


JacquesHammer · 13/10/2018 13:01

Not sure if the commenters have children of their own

Oh are you a tiresome “If you had kids you’d understand” type? But yes, I have a child.

I consider it abusive

It isn’t.



ButchyRestingFace · 13/10/2018 13:01

I'm baffled though how a 5 month old would eat a McDonald's anyway

Maybe the parents chewed it up in their mouth beforehand before depositing it in the infant’s mouth? Like a 🐦.

Kiss-feeding, I think they call it.



Allthewaves · 13/10/2018 13:02

I grand scheme of things meh. I did baby led weaning (aka chucking food o high chair tray for them to chew on while sorting other kids out). My youngest had many bizarre foods that his brothers kindly shared with him


SpottingTheZebras · 13/10/2018 13:02

I’d be amazed if a 5.5 mth old actually ate very much of a chicken nugget, let alone the whole Happy Meal.

My daughters have never had anything from McDonald’s and they are the fussiest eaters imaginable. If I could change how I weaned them, I would just offer everything in moderation and if that meant an occasional trip to a fast food restaurant then that would be fine by me.


LondonLassInTheCountry · 13/10/2018 13:03

Its rubbish food.... But abuse? Get a grip!


Bouchie · 13/10/2018 13:03

Of course it's not a abusive. But it is indicative of shite parenting. I know a few kids that had fast-food regularly as babies. Most of them are now over weight teens.


RoboJesus · 13/10/2018 13:03

What we eat as a baby sets up our gut bacteria and neural pathways for life. We have a health crisis in this country. A little bit of meth at that age wouldn't kill you instantly either.


fieryginger · 13/10/2018 13:05

No it's not abuse.

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