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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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SheepyFun · 13/10/2018 13:06

We were actually advised by a dietitian to give DD chicken nuggets. And chocolate - she was 15 months, so a bit older but not much (and pretty much refusing all solids; we were at the any food is a start stage).


Fiffyshadesofgreymatter · 13/10/2018 13:08


But that's an extreme situation. And it's very irresponsible of you to use your extreme situation to say that's it's totally fine and actually recommended to feed 2 year old children processed shit.


flamingofridays · 13/10/2018 13:09

fifty it is totally fine to give a 2yo a chicken nugget ffs.


CliffordDanger · 13/10/2018 13:11

@Blackout blinds Grin


DunkandEggAgain · 13/10/2018 13:11

Did you log it with 101?

So true! Grin


Natsku · 13/10/2018 13:16

meat is actually not recommended in early stages. No it's not, it's recommended to start meat straight away pretty much, for the iron.

They're not really going to be consuming much at that age if they're feeding themselves, just sucking on it a bit then spitting it out. My baby had a suck on a fry at about 5.5 months, none consumed, gummed on a bit of burger patty, none consumed, sucked on a slice of raw onion and cried when I took it away from him (odd child, raw onion was his favourite)


MamaLovesMango · 13/10/2018 13:16

To be fair, thinking about it now, if a child ate one of MY McNuggets, a child would definitely die that day Grin


FissionChips · 13/10/2018 13:17

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

Why are you bringing meth into a conversation about chicken nuggets?! Confused


Blackoutblinds · 13/10/2018 13:17

Chicken nuggets are the new meth. Fact.


BuggerOffAndGoodDayToYou · 13/10/2018 13:18

The occasional McDonalds must be why my children are so fat and stupid.... DD is 20 years old, size 6-8 and loving university (and the occasional burger on her way home from the gym). DS is 15, tall and skinny (so that I have to get his school trousers taken in to fit). DH and I are also slim and healthy.

It’s about balance people, McDonalds chicken nuggets are actually better quality than some you can buy from the supermarket!


underneaththeash · 13/10/2018 13:22

I'm amazed at the amount of people who think it's acceptable to feed a 5 month old a MacDonalds (and presumably do it themselves). No wonder we have a obesity crisis.


RoboJesus · 13/10/2018 13:25

This thread makes me realise why we have a health crisis and why we need to invest more in education


flamingofridays · 13/10/2018 13:25

underneath aproximately how many calories do you think the baby consumed from sucking on a chicken nugget?


Lazypuppy · 13/10/2018 13:26

Whats wrong with a chicken nugget?


SparkleBanana · 13/10/2018 13:26

I don’t know how I’ve got into my 30’s because I used to go McDonald’s and have a happy meal nearly every weekend when I was younger, and it was a lot worse in those days before they had to change to proper chicken, no salt, etc. I’m not overweight (still carrying some pregnancy weight though) and have no health problems that I know of.

So in answer to your actually question it’s not abuse and YABU.


MamaLovesMango · 13/10/2018 13:27

We indeed do need to invest in education. Education into how nutrition works and what moderation means. Being on either of the extreme ends of the scale isn’t healthy.

I say this as an HCP that ha worked with obese children.


Sirzy · 13/10/2018 13:29

Vilifying foods does nothing to help with health education. Infant it can be very dangerous.

No food is bad. Some foods are better than others but everything is fine in moderation.


roundaboutthetown · 13/10/2018 13:29

I'm not sure a 5.5 month old would actually be capable of "eating" a Happy Meal - most babies of that age are still mainly on milk with a tiny amount of "solid" food. Sucking on a couple of fries and a nugget would be about their limit (and are a poor choice to suck on because of the relatively high salt content). Idiotic choice of "food" for a baby of that age it certainly is. As idiotic as saying that if it's acceptable for a baby 3 times its age, it's acceptable for a 5 month old... there is a huge developmental difference between a 5 month old baby and a 15 month old. Not really abusive, though, if the baby just sucked on a couple of things and the parents are not planning to feed it food like that all the time - more like a waste of money novelty for the benefit of an inane photo.


Thesearmsofmine · 13/10/2018 13:29

How much of a McDonalds do people think this baby actually had?!

If the baby was taken all the time and constantly fed other junk at home then yes I would think that was shit but most likely the baby went to McDonalds with it’s parents for whatever reason, they took a photo(that they thought was amusing) of baby with a happy meal and baby probably sucked on a nugget. Big deal.


CrispbuttyNo1 · 13/10/2018 13:31

“baby will get a taste for ridiculous salty and fatty food”

Have you eaten a chicken nugget from McDonald’s lately? They are so bland and tasteless.


Morgan12 · 13/10/2018 13:31

It's McDonald's. It's not, nor has it ever been, MacDonalds.

My DS has 2 a week sometimes. Lock me up now.


Lazypuppy · 13/10/2018 13:32

@SparkleBanana same here! Used to have a swimming lesson on a saturday morning then go to mcdonalds for lunch.

Everything in moderation, at home i've always been relatively healthy with good portion sizes etc


ADastardlyThing · 13/10/2018 13:32

Definitely verging on abuse. Call ss might be the piece of the puzzle they need etc etc

FFS Grin


mollibu · 13/10/2018 13:33

Let's hope social services have been informed. Hmm

Honestly, OP, I say this in the nicest way, get a grip. A chicken nugget is not abuse and it's an insult to children who have suffered abuse IMO.


EwItsAHooman · 13/10/2018 13:35

A little bit of meth at that age wouldn't kill you instantly either

So which is healthier? A processed chicken nugget from McDonald's or home made meth...?

DS had his first happy meal when he was around 9 or 10mo. Older siblings were having one, he had an Ella pouch. While I was sorting out their food, doing straws, etc. he managed to grab the pouch off the table and squeeze it everywhere. I had two options - let him cry and go hungry while he watched us eat then go get him a new pouch from Boots afterwards or get him a Happy Meal. He had fish fingers, fries (no salt, you can ask for them to make them without) and a bottle of water. He wasn't impressed with the breadcrumbs on the fish fingers so I had to peel them and older DS snaffled most of his fries but what he did eat, he loved.

It's food, not great food but still food. It's ridiculous to call it abuse.

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