Top 5 Creepiest Baby Foods

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Get them addicted early to junk food.
3. Unflavored Pedialyte. When I worked as a nanny, I had the terrifying experience of caring for a baby with a stomach virus who was in danger of becoming severely dehydrated. Hence, I appreciate the use-value of Pedialyte, which can save you a trip to the emergency room for IV fluids...but only if your child actually drinks it. So why serve a version evacuated of flavor at the time you most need a baby to chug?

2. Lil' Crunchies. Babies have the rest of their lives to eat crap -- why enable their addiction to junk food? There are definitely better snack options for the under-one set. Also, shame on you, Gerber, for even trying to pass off these Cheetos as something nutritious.

1. Lil' Turkey Sticks. Dr. Spock always said that cocktail wieners are the cornerstone of a healthful baby diet. No, no, he didn't, and for good reason. There's about a thousand better sources of protein for growing children than processed meat products. If you're feeding your baby this crap, you're lazy and depraved.

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the lil crunchies are essential for kids/ toddlers with eating difficulties, such as swallowing difficulties or oral aversion, it can help teach kids how to chew and dissolves in the mouth, so they arent crap, but a huge bridge to eating for some kids

Nicki Stacy
Nicki Stacy

Ha. Little crunchies and mum mums are amazing. Eric loved the toddler strawberry ones. :) everything in moderation, right? Only so many hours in the day and I prefer to do other things than stress over making my homemade baby food for the week. I draw the line at things like the little canned sausages. Those are gross, kid or adult. And we never bought any purées with meat in it, only veggies or fruit.

Elisa Loper
Elisa Loper

Nicki Stacy, what would life be like without Little Crunchies and Baby Mum Mum? In a perfect world I would bake my own goldfish crackers, but in real life it is nice to have a snack food with lower sodium than the grown-up counterpart. I'll agree that the hot dogs look more like a science experiment than food.

H Newcomb
H Newcomb

What's wrong with that? (though I agree about the pureed together part). I've made a version of chicken salad with diced breast meat, apples, walnuts or cashews, parsley, cilantro or dill (depending on which was in season out on the porch garden at the time), mayo, sometimes some lemon pepper or a dash of teriyaki sauce. A sub roll works best with it.

johnnybench topcommenter

I used to feed lil' turkey sticks to my iguanas and I felt guilty about that.  

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