Wait, you fed your baby what?!

posted 3 years ago in Babies
Post # 2
7513 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

At 6 months old, babies aren’t typically great at feeding themselves. They’ll play with the food, but probably not be very good about actually putting it in their mouths with purpose. It’s hard to judge without seeing the picture. The baby carrot could have been cooked and very soft. We practice baby led weaning, and have been since DD was about 6 months old, but we make sure the bites are pretty small. DD also doesn’t get her own plate at this point. I generally believe that most parents are doing what they feel is best for their child. I try not to be too judgemental.

Post # 4
2129 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Baby #2 due Sep 2017

I think it’s great to expose children to a lot of food at that age that they can practice sucking and tasting (they probably won’t be able to chew anything or even swallow a piece of food). If the woman is willing to clean up the inevitable mess, that’s fine. 

But the large sized carrot sounds like it could be a choking hazard.

Post # 5
8707 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2013

Im not a parent but I cant imagine a 6-month old being able to feed themselves spaghetti. I wouldnt worry about it. I would mind my business on this one! 

Post # 6
90 posts
Worker bee

PP made a good point saying that a lot of 6 month oldss will like to play with food…. is it possible that this wasn’t the baby’s food, and they just started playing with it and the parents decided it was cute and to take a picture? I probaby wouldn’t feed my baby like this at this age… but without knowing all info I don’t want to judge them too harshly.

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