Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sometimes It's Best to Just Agree for a Quieter

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Sometimes It's Best to Just Agree for a Quieter

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"DON'T shovel big bits of food into her mouth," Victoria shouted.

"She's hungry, I'm just delivering her lunch at the pace she wants," I replied.

"Well, I don't want her eating like you," she answered.

This last statement implies I shovel big bits of food into my mouth and I'd like to deal with that first.

I deny any such accusation, but I do have a big mouth, therefore proportionally it's right for me, although to the average observer with a smaller mouth, I appear to eat like a horse.

Secondly, the statement implies that how we feed babies dictates how they will eat throughout life. An interesting point and one that would require further research.

I say this because Victoria and I have an evidence-based approach to parenting.

It'd be pointless me saying "nonsense, I'm an adult. …

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