When I first read the headline I immediately said EWW GROSS! I just can't stand the thoughts of eating someone's chewed up food. ((shiver)) But Alicia Silverstone shares a video on her site where she pre-chews her son's food. Her son takes it from her mouth to his mouth. She says it's their favorite time.
I know some people have ideas that this is great but honestly, is it safe? I mean aren't you passing germs back and forth that way? I don't know.. maybe it is something that is good but I just can't get past that first initial thought...
Would you pre-chew your child's food for them?
Well some animals do it lol. But I'm not sure if i would do it or not..
my first thought was.. well, you exchange kisses, most of them slobbery when their babies..haha but i just can't wrap my head around chewing up food and then letting your child re-eat it... like their a baby bird or something.. i'm not for it, but far be it from me to judge :-)... i did however try all my son's baby food before giving it to him.. one to check the taste, and two to check the temp.
HIV can (and has) been transmitted to children in this manner. It is not the saliva but blood in the saliva (i.e. mouth sores, bleeding gums) that transmits to children. This has been an issue in third world countries and has been documented by the CDC as happening in the US.
I totally just made a gagging face and noise. I am all for alternative parenting. I am sure along the way I have chewed something or tested something to see if it's too hot but I dont believe I could do that. Cavaties and other heebie jeebies can be passed like that. We have evolved as a species and I don't think I've ever even seen a caveman drawing of feeding like that. Wolves do it and birds but this is wierd to me at least and I am def. off the beaten path in parenting.
if you watch the video the boy isn't ieven interested in it. It's Alicia that trying to get him to do it. He's old enough to start learning how to use a fork and spoon :-)
My 93 old mom has told me about the women who did that when she was a child. They didn't have baby food or the means to make it so they chewed it up and fed their babies. These were mostly immigrants from Russia.
Candice Stoutamire said:
Didn't watch the video but my mom chewed up food for me, and fed it to me on a spoon. I did the same when my nieces were small. I'll do it again when Chastity is old enough to eat solids.
One word, EWE!
I guess as long as it's not the same Mom that eats her own placenta. Sorry ladies...lol... Once I went to the article.. I accidentally saw another article that was more disgusting and quickly digressed from there. I can't imagine chewing my child's food for him, eww! I guess if I was stuck on a deserted island and had to so my baby could eat.. I might. Then again.. I could always beat it to a pulp with a stick first. jk :)
This is why God invented food processors.. ugh. I watched the video on tv and it was disgusting. It reminded me of the SNL skits where the parents did exactly that for their ADULT children.
Alicia must have been doing this all along because her son, Bear, can be seen opening his mouth when she leans towards him and has commented that he runs to her and "attacks" her mouth when she's eating his favorite food.
There's really no need to do this aside from fostering some kind of bond. JMO
However did the human race survive before kitchen utensils! Just asking ;) I wonder if at some point in our "evolution" was this just the way it was done.