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2013-03-22 11:54:03 PM
Feeding your toddlers real food is overrated?

Ah, my poor first child; she was the guinea pig for all these things. The only one to get rice cereal, baby food, and toddler treats.  She's kinda dumb, but lucky for her she's also thin, blonde, and cute. She'll go far.
 
2013-03-23 12:07:03 AM
It's called "conditioning"

/they gotta survive in the real world, ya know
 
2013-03-23 12:53:36 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: It's called "conditioning"

/they gotta survive in the real world, ya know


Do you ever get the feeling that the story's too damn real and in the present tense?
 
2013-03-23 01:07:02 AM

Amos Quito: MaudlinMutantMollusk: It's called "conditioning"

/they gotta survive in the real world, ya know

Do you ever get the feeling that the story's too damn real and in the present tense?


I do often feel like I'm the only person sitting in the audience, if that's what you mean
 
2013-03-23 01:15:43 AM
I wonder how many new parents know they can make baby food at home.
 
2013-03-23 01:16:03 AM

Grave_Girl: Feeding your toddlers real food is overrated?

Ah, my poor first child; she was the guinea pig for all these things. The only one to get rice cereal, baby food, and toddler treats.  She's kinda dumb, but lucky for her she's also thin, blonde, and cute. She'll go far.


If you're pimping out your vegan, underage, retarded, and sexually attractive female guinea pig, you have come to the right place.
 
2013-03-23 01:18:26 AM
Breeder problems
 
2013-03-23 01:20:21 AM
Salt doesnt cause high blood pressure, if you already have hypertension, high salt/low potassium intake can increase your blood pressure, but its an aggravator, not a cause. If you have normal blood pressure and normally functioning kidneys, you can eat as much salt as you want, just drink a lot of water.
 
2013-03-23 01:23:17 AM
It improves the taste of food.  So this is a problem because.......why?
 
2013-03-23 01:25:26 AM
So put some blood pressure meds in the babby fude and STFU.
 
2013-03-23 01:27:13 AM
How come they haven't invented children's tobacco yet? Regular Skoal makes my toddler loopy.
 
2013-03-23 01:29:16 AM
I starve my kids the next day. It balances out the universe.
 
2013-03-23 01:29:23 AM

Cyno01: Salt doesnt cause high blood pressure, if you already have hypertension, high salt/low potassium intake can increase your blood pressure, but its an aggravator, not a cause. If you have normal blood pressure and normally functioning kidneys, you can eat as much salt as you want, just drink a lot of water.


But most people don't drink nearly enough water.
 
2013-03-23 01:30:54 AM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: Amos Quito: MaudlinMutantMollusk: It's called "conditioning"

/they gotta survive in the real world, ya know

Do you ever get the feeling that the story's too damn real and in the present tense?


I do often feel like I'm the only person sitting in the audience, if that's what you mean



As you got the reference, you probably are.
 
2013-03-23 01:34:02 AM

Cyno01: Salt doesnt cause high blood pressure, if you already have hypertension, high salt/low potassium intake can increase your blood pressure, but its an aggravator, not a cause. If you have normal blood pressure and normally functioning kidneys, you can eat as much salt as you want, just drink a lot of water.


Until about 6 months, a baby's kidneys are unable to concentrate urine like an adult can. They piss like a racehorse, and dump all kinds of salts - like sodium and potassium, out through their urine.

It's the reason you're told not to cut the formula to make it last longer, because they'll get hyponatremia (low sodium) and start having seizures from it. It's also why you never give an infant pure water by their bottle until they get about 8 months to a year old at the earliest.

Unless your baby has kidney problems, feeding it the occasional salty foot is not going to give it hypertension and condemn it to taking dialysis three times a week. But it's probably also not a habit you want to get them into.
 
2013-03-23 01:34:11 AM
Meh. Not enough salt,  if you ask me. I can barely eat the stuff.
 
2013-03-23 01:35:11 AM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Cyno01: Salt doesnt cause high blood pressure, if you already have hypertension, high salt/low potassium intake can increase your blood pressure, but its an aggravator, not a cause. If you have normal blood pressure and normally functioning kidneys, you can eat as much salt as you want, just drink a lot of water.

But most people don't drink nearly enough water.


Because water is boring. Scotch helps.
 
pla
2013-03-23 01:35:57 AM
Cyno01 : Salt doesnt cause high blood pressure, if you already have hypertension, high salt/low potassium intake can increase your blood pressure, but its an aggravator, not a cause. If you have normal blood pressure and normally functioning kidneys, you can eat as much salt as you want, just drink a lot of water.

DingDingDing... And... We have a winner, folks! Someone actually knows how this BS works!

But don't worry, friend... Big Pharma will keep getting the limits for "high" blood pressure lowered until we outlaw salt and make not taking Lipitor count as nothing short of outright insurance fraud, ya damned commie!
 
2013-03-23 01:37:12 AM
Wait does that mean my diet is ruined? I thought I had more options than my mother when following the toddler food diet. Gerber? Yuck. Prepackaged food I wouldn't eat as an adult? Yuck but what am I suppose to eat as woman? Until I get pregnant I must eat for none.
 
2013-03-23 01:37:31 AM

pla: But don't worry, friend... Big Pharma will keep getting the limits for "high" blood pressure lowered until we outlaw salt and make not taking Lipitor count as nothing short of outright insurance fraud, ya damned commie!


Uh. Salt and Lipitor have nothing to do with each other. Lipitor has to do with cholesterol, not salt retention, so you might want to be talking about those evil fried foods. Salts are diuretics and ACE inhibitors.

But please. Don't let looking like you don't know what you're talking about ruin your diatribe.
 
2013-03-23 01:40:50 AM
Everything in moderation. As my daddy taught me

/still have more sodium then I should
// don't care, I still work out and moderate food intake
///we all rot in the ground the same way in the end.
 
2013-03-23 01:41:54 AM

1ceTr0n: Everything in moderation. As my daddy taught me

/still have more sodium then I should
// don't care, I still work out and moderate food intake
///we all rot in the ground the same way in the end.


But will your skeleton look prettier than mine? We can't have that.
 
2013-03-23 01:42:38 AM

The Gordie Howe Hat Trick: How come they haven't invented children's tobacco yet? Regular Skoal makes my toddler loopy.


They have.  They're called Bandits.
 
pla
2013-03-23 01:42:49 AM
hardinparamedic : But please. Don't let looking like you don't know what you're talking about ruin your diatribe.

Get offa mah lawn, ya damned whippersnapper!

/ I meant Lopressor. Mea culpa, biatch.
 
2013-03-23 01:43:49 AM
The pressure of society for women to 'have it all' (kids & career) means something is going to fall short somewhere. Seems all too often the children suffer. What's the point in having babby if you're going to miss out on raising the little shiat. Sure, some folks say 'we need the two paychecks'. And many of those people would do just fine if they learned money management, did not drive top of the line cars, have the latest cel phones and three big screen TV's with loaded Cable package etcetera. You know, the essentials.
 
2013-03-23 01:44:20 AM

Maggie_Luna: 1ceTr0n: Everything in moderation. As my daddy taught me

/still have more sodium then I should
// don't care, I still work out and moderate food intake
///we all rot in the ground the same way in the end.

But will your skeleton look prettier than mine? We can't have that.


As the Bible says, the worms will not tell the difference

/if your Athiest, then you don't care about anything either way
 
2013-03-23 01:46:28 AM

hardinparamedic: Cyno01: Salt doesnt cause high blood pressure, if you already have hypertension, high salt/low potassium intake can increase your blood pressure, but its an aggravator, not a cause. If you have normal blood pressure and normally functioning kidneys, you can eat as much salt as you want, just drink a lot of water.

Until about 6 months, a baby's kidneys are unable to concentrate urine like an adult can.



No offense, but TFA is talking abouty TODDLER foods.

/Less scotch
//Moar water
//Cheers!
 
2013-03-23 01:47:32 AM

KrispyKritter: The pressure of society for women to 'have it all' (kids & career) means something is going to fall short somewhere. Seems all too often the children suffer. What's the point in having babby if you're going to miss out on raising the little shiat. Sure, some folks say 'we need the two paychecks'. And many of those people would do just fine if they learned money management, did not drive top of the line cars, have the latest cel phones and three big screen TV's with loaded Cable package etcetera. You know, the essentials.


Or be like me, don't wanna have kids for many personal reasons and date only woman who feel the same

/yeah, it makes dating harder
//thank god for Internet dating search engines
/// in the end, which would you rather be? Lonely or annoyed?
 
2013-03-23 01:49:09 AM

Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Cyno01: Salt doesnt cause high blood pressure, if you already have hypertension, high salt/low potassium intake can increase your blood pressure, but its an aggravator, not a cause. If you have normal blood pressure and normally functioning kidneys, you can eat as much salt as you want, just drink a lot of water.

But most people don't drink nearly enough water.


That's not the salt's fault.
 
2013-03-23 01:50:45 AM

Richard Saunders: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Cyno01: Salt doesnt cause high blood pressure, if you already have hypertension, high salt/low potassium intake can increase your blood pressure, but its an aggravator, not a cause. If you have normal blood pressure and normally functioning kidneys, you can eat as much salt as you want, just drink a lot of water.

But most people don't drink nearly enough water.

That's not the salt's fault.


That's what the salt wants you to think. It's gotten to you.
 
2013-03-23 01:51:35 AM

pla: Get offa mah lawn, ya damned whippersnapper!

/ I meant Lopressor. Mea culpa, biatch.


Big Pharma doesn't have very much, if at all, to do with lowering the definitions of Pre-Hypertension and High Blood Pressure like has been done in the past few years. That has to do with entities like the NIH/CDC, the American Heart Association, and the American College of Cardiology/Chest Physicians.

It also has to do with the fact that Americans are getting tired of having hundreds of millions of their tax dollars go to pay for the complications and occurances of mostly preventable disease - like heart attack, CHF, and Stroke - diseases modified by diet and lifestyle.

Do you want to see something interesting?
Here are heart-disease related deaths by country in the US.

www.cga.ct.gov

And here are the strokes:

www.cdc.gov

Conditions that cost taxpayers billions each year in medicaid and medicare, as well as healthcare costs. And remember, death is not the only - or most costly - outcome.

Now let's look at the chart of "Fiscal Responsibility"
 
2013-03-23 01:52:48 AM
Ahem. this should have been the chart of "fiscal responsability"

www.slate.com
 
2013-03-23 01:53:37 AM

Notabunny: I wonder how many new parents know they can make baby food at home.


I wonder how many parents know that "baby food" is not something that babies actually need.

Our daughter has never eaten any prepared or home-made "baby food." She has always been served exactly what everyone else at the table is eating. When she started on solid foods it was rice, fruits, noodle soups.

The idea that babies need their food blended into a paste is probably based on marketing.
 
2013-03-23 01:55:35 AM

Maggie_Luna: Richard Saunders: Incontinent_dog_and_monkey_rodeo: Cyno01: Salt doesnt cause high blood pressure, if you already have hypertension, high salt/low potassium intake can increase your blood pressure, but its an aggravator, not a cause. If you have normal blood pressure and normally functioning kidneys, you can eat as much salt as you want, just drink a lot of water.

But most people don't drink nearly enough water.

That's not the salt's fault.

That's what the salt wants you to think. It's gotten to you.


Heh-heh-heh...
 
2013-03-23 01:56:25 AM

lostcat: Notabunny: I wonder how many new parents know they can make baby food at home.

I wonder how many parents know that "baby food" is not something that babies actually need.

Our daughter has never eaten any prepared or home-made "baby food." She has always been served exactly what everyone else at the table is eating. When she started on solid foods it was rice, fruits, noodle soups.

The idea that babies need their food blended into a paste is probably based on marketing.


Confirmed, another liberal family and crotch fruit being raised = further decline of America in 20+ years upon liberal offspring hitting puberty and developing own mindset apart from parental figures
 
2013-03-23 01:58:26 AM

lostcat: Notabunny: I wonder how many new parents know they can make baby food at home.

I wonder how many parents know that "baby food" is not something that babies actually need.

Our daughter has never eaten any prepared or home-made "baby food." She has always been served exactly what everyone else at the table is eating. When she started on solid foods it was rice, fruits, noodle soups.

The idea that babies need their food blended into a paste is probably based on marketing.


From wikipedia:
Premasticationpre-chewing, or  kiss feeding is the act of chewing food for the purpose of physically breaking it down in order to feed another that is incapable of

The behaviour was common throughout human history and societies and observed in non-human animals. While premastication is less common in present day Western societies it was commonly practiced, and is still done in more traditional cultures. Although the health benefits of premastication is still being actively studied the practice appears to confer certain nutritional and immunological benefits to the infant, provided that the caretaker is in good health and not infected by pathogens.

Found something on it too on a reuters article about transmission  of HIV from mother to child in undeveloped countries due to  lack of access to grind it down.


However I agree that the idea of specific toddler based foods probably is marketing, like shaving for women.
 
2013-03-23 02:00:32 AM

Notabunny: I wonder how many new parents know they can make baby food at home.


Only those who are getting enough sleep.
 
2013-03-23 02:05:17 AM

lostcat: Notabunny: I wonder how many new parents know they can make baby food at home.

I wonder how many parents know that "baby food" is not something that babies actually need.

Our daughter has never eaten any prepared or home-made "baby food." She has always been served exactly what everyone else at the table is eating. When she started on solid foods it was rice, fruits, noodle soups.

The idea that babies need their food blended into a paste is probably based on marketing.


I would usually make 2 versions of breakfast/lunch/dinner. The squabs version would lack most of the spices, and I'd grind or mash it up. I'd freeze the leftovers in little single-serving packets. It took only a little more time in the kitchen, but it saved more than a few trips to the store.
 
2013-03-23 02:14:03 AM
Some friends of mine said "No 'baby' food" for Junior. I didn't think they could do it, but you know, you can cut an avocado in half, take out the pit, feed half the 'cado to the baby and put the rest in your guac. The baby also liked mushed up beans, cooked peas that you mash with a fork and so on. Since Junior was getting milk, they did not have to feed him meat, which makes their poop stink to high heaven. He also likes yogurt, cottage cheese, sand from the playground and fistfuls of my cat's tail. So far, so good. I think he gets most of his sodium from the playground sand and my cat's tail (fortunately, no biting, else Junior would regret his dietary habits)
 
2013-03-23 02:22:55 AM
Put me in the "no baby food column".  Mostly because I was too damned tired to make separate food for the kid, but also because the kid really, really wanted exactly what we ate.  I think the mentality was this is what the family does, this is what the family eats, I want to do it too.  This also helped me be mindful about what mom and dad were eating and the examples we were setting.  If I didn't feel good about my kid eating it, then why should me or dad be eating it?
 
2013-03-23 02:27:01 AM

Contents Under Pressure: feed half the 'cado to the baby and put the rest in your guac.


Personally, I don't like baby in my guacamole.
 
2013-03-23 02:50:03 AM
I no long ask my daughter" what she wants to eat", she better eat what I make or starve
 
2013-03-23 02:58:31 AM

drjekel_mrhyde: I no long ask my daughter" what she wants to eat", she better eat what I make or starve


/calling child services
//their not perfect, but shiats loads better of upbringing for a child then you are
 
2013-03-23 02:58:36 AM
My sister made baby food with a grinder for both her kids.  She used the store bought jarred crap for road trips because it didn't require refrigeration.  Both of her kids grew up exceptionally healthy.

It's probably a good thing I never became a father.  I figure I'd just toss a plate of nachos and a mojito in front of the kid and call it a day.
 
2013-03-23 03:00:09 AM

OgreMagi: It's probably a good thing I never became a father. I figure I'd just toss a plate of nachos and a mojito in front of the kid and call it a day.


Dad?
 
2013-03-23 03:01:34 AM

OgreMagi: My sister made baby food with a grinder for both her kids.  She used the store bought jarred crap for road trips because it didn't require refrigeration.  Both of her kids grew up exceptionally healthy.

It's probably a good thing I never became a father.  I figure I'd just toss a plate of nachos and a mojito in front of the kid and call it a day.


media.tumblr.com

Wow. That explains a LOT.
 
2013-03-23 03:16:53 AM

Notabunny: I wonder how many new parents know they can make baby food at home.


If you let the baby poke at the zit on your nose, you automatically bring up pre-digested meals.
 
2013-03-23 03:23:13 AM

LordOfThePings: Notabunny: I wonder how many new parents know they can make baby food at home.

If you let the baby poke at the zit on your nose, you automatically bring up pre-digested meals.


1.bp.blogspot.com

I'm a zit. Get it?
 
2013-03-23 04:01:47 AM
So farking what?  Salt is harmless.

Seriously, people, what next, a claim that toddler foods are cursed by Satanists?  Reality is calling, and it wants you to stop getting your panties in a wad over bullshiat.
 
2013-03-23 04:03:19 AM

Verzio: Seriously, people, what next, a claim that toddler foods are cursed by Satanists?


No, that's just toddlers.
 
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