There are many things that get me fired up about parenting and the nutrition aspect is probably my hottest button. I cannot believe a pregnant woman actually wrote this:
“Whats the point of giving him/her a few months of organic homemade pureed baby food, when in a year he’s gonna be eating Kraft Mac N Cheese anyway?”
I’m sorry, is your baby going off to college when he’s one year old? Babies will only eat Kraft Mac N Cheese if you make it for them! This is insane. It brings me back to my waitressing days when a couple with a barely 1-year old asked for french fries at 7am because “it’s the only thing he will eat.” Way to be good parents! Whose fault is that?
And yes, there is a point of feeding a baby organic homemade pureed baby food: It’s cheaper, more nutritious, tastes better, comes complete with enzymes for digestion, and it’s not full of artificial colours, flavours, or preservatives. Anything that sits on a shelf with no refrigeration for months is not going in my baby’s mouth. No, I will not prepare my baby’s food for the sole purpose of bragging rights; so I can be that bitch at mommy and me who thinks she’s better than everyone else. No, I will prepare my baby’s food because I wouldn’t have it any other way.
I understand that people are busy and they’re looking for the magic bullet that gets food on the table without any work on their part, but how much effort does it take to blend some carrots or mash some peas?