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post #21 of 201
Had a few today from my aunt...she is generally accepting of our choices, but keeps giving me those advices, like...
- I should take my kids to McDonald's so they will know what other kids are talking about. Even knowing that DS has allergies (including fish) we are still trying to figure out, none of us needs highly processed fat fried foods and we keep kosher style (which means no meat dishes in such places).
- I shouldn't bother with eating mostly organics and healthy foods, since my kids get sick anyway. Of course the fact that they just started preschool/daycare last month and are exposed to all kinds of viruses for the first time in such amount doesn't make much a difference.
post #22 of 201
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Originally Posted by AFWife View Post
My rule of thumb: If I won't eat it, I'm not feeding it to my child (well, with the exception of fruits and veggies I don't like...you know what I mean)
I'm afraid of visiting family for this very reason. They've been pushing me to start solids since he was 4 months old. (Actually, MIL wanted me to start cereal at 8 weeks)
I regret to say that I fell for the advice of cereal in the bottle. I was young, and told that would help DD sleep through the night.
*sigh* I wish I had had breastfeeding support when she was little.
post #23 of 201
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Originally Posted by mamakah View Post
this happens to me ALL THE TIME when i order water for ds at restaurants.
server: water? we have juice, milk, chocolate milk and soda...
me: it's fine he'll drink water (ds is 17 months)
server: they are all free with a kids meal!
me: Thank you, but he doesn't drink sugary drinks.
server has confused look.
I can not tell you how many times I've had this conversation. You should see their faces when I add that dd dosen't drink (cow's) milk.
post #24 of 201
I remember once when we were visiting family, my daughter was 12 months old and we were visiting my cousin and her baby who was about 7 or 8 months old. I was visiting with other family members, so not really paying attention, but their baby had been eating something out of a box for hours. He just sort of carried it around the house with him. I didn't know what it was.

At one point, the dad took the box and handed it to my daughter and asked her if she wanted one, then caught himself and asked me politely if she could have a cookie. I had to hide my look of utter horror and politely decline.

As it turned out, they just let their son have a box of cookies to eat freely all day long EVERY SINGLE DAY and he would get the "healthy" canned Gerber food during mealtimes.

BLECH!
post #25 of 201
A new thread already? Wow, hard to believe there's so much crazy out there.

Or maybe not.

When DD was born, we were pretty involved in a very crunch community. Homebirthing, babywearing, EBFing, CDing/ECing, NIPing etc. were pretty normal. Now that we've moved, and I'm no longer surrounded by my AP squad, I'm wondering what sort of comments I'll be getting ... I may finally have some stories of my own to add in a few weeks.

(Not sure if that should be followed by a happy face or a sad face)
post #26 of 201
^sad face. Most of the things I'm reading on here are pretty sad.
post #27 of 201
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Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate View Post
Re: soda

DS and I were on an elimination diet around 12/13mo. My MIL offered me a soda, and I said "no, thanks - it has corn in it and I can't have that right now." She laughed and said "soda doesn't have corn!" I said "yes, it has high fructose corn syrup."

MIL: That's made from corn??



I love that woman, but sometimes she's clueless.
You may want to share with her that that doesn't make HFCS a health food--since it's made from a vegetable and all.
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One can only assume that all of the bad advice we are getting these days hearkens back to the generation that gave us THIS lovely invention:

http://www.life.com/image/3136964/in...umb-inventions
post #30 of 201
omg, those are crazy!
post #31 of 201
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Originally Posted by amberskyfire View Post
One can only assume that all of the bad advice we are getting these days hearkens back to the generation that gave us THIS lovely invention:

http://www.life.com/image/3136964/in...umb-inventions
o_0
post #32 of 201
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One can only assume that all of the bad advice we are getting these days hearkens back to the generation that gave us THIS lovely invention:

http://www.life.com/image/3136964/in...umb-inventions
Ok so I liked the glowing tires, lol. But this one is just as scary as the one you posted. :
post #33 of 201
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Originally Posted by Harmony96 View Post
Ok so I liked the glowing tires, lol. But this one is just as scary as the one you posted. :
i thought the cigarette pack cigarette holder was the worst!
post #34 of 201
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Let's not even go there...
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post #36 of 201
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Originally Posted by smeisnotapirate View Post
Oh, really? I must have missed the expiration date tattooed on my breasts. *looks down shirt*

Check underneath.

Use a hand mirror.

:


(And extra : since not all mamas have pendulous breasts like I do)
post #37 of 201
"You just have to get them used to sleeping with noise. So I leave my TV on full-blast all the time and let them fall asleep watching it. They sleep through the night now."

Aaaaaahhhhhhh.

And today the DOCTOR- not our regular doctor, but one at the pharmacy- offered DD a lollypop. He was an older man, pulls out a lollypop right there in front of her, and says, "Can she have a lollypop?"

Seriously, man?
post #38 of 201
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Originally Posted by PatienceAndLove View Post
i thought the cigarette pack cigarette holder was the worst!
This: http://www.life.com/image/3292734/in...umb-inventions

... is pretty horrifying.
post #39 of 201
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I guess it could be useful if, in the middle of your day, your whole lower half got dirty some how.. like maybe a car splashed a puddle on you. But you don't need to wash your hair or face...
post #40 of 201
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I guess it could be useful if, in the middle of your day, your whole lower half got dirty some how.. like maybe a car splashed a puddle on you. But you don't need to wash your hair or face...
It's for people who exercise just enough to think they need a shower, but not enough to really need one.
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