Monday, 9 March 2009

(babyccino.) kid-friendly restaurants


I'm quickly learning that have a little one is as easy or as difficult as you want to make it. I'm obsessed with the term "helicopter parenting" that I read in Cookie magazine a little while back. There seems so much anxiety among the mothers I know about doing the right thing for their children. As my time is getting more and more stretched, I'm becoming more and more relaxed about being a mum. One such example is food. I know some mothers wouldn't dare let their child have cow's milk until they were completely off breast milk or formula or whatever they're giving to their child. Well, I made myself a capuccino the other day and gave a little milk froth to my little C and he loved it. In fact, he was like a little bird chirping for more. And no adverse reaction. Which reminds me of a comment by Robin Barker in Baby Love. She says it's silly that mothers withhold from giving their children cow's milk for fear that formula provides much more nutrition. She questions if the formula manufacturers aren't just pushing a guilt trip so more mums buy more of their product. Whoops, that turned into a bit of a rant, when what I really wanted to say was that now little C is eating more finger food, I'm thinking about kid-friendly restaurants. What are you faves?

5 comments:

belinda said...

I started giving Zak half cow's milk, half water when he was 10 months old. i was still breastfeeding a little bit too, but slowly starting to wean and he didn't like formula. have done the same with layla and she's not quite 9 months. a bit early but she didn't like formula and isn't getting enough from me and is happy enough with it, so why not? and side note but kinda related to the baby love author's quote: WHAT is that toddler formula??? I can't believe they're pushing it so much as the best thing for your child? the kids in the ad must be three and four some of them. there might be some who need it but that ad really annoys me!

Shelley Trbuhovich said...

hey natalie, there's a place here in melb - nth carlton - called 'birdie num nums' that has an outdoor courtyard complete with huge sandpit and toys - and heating, if required. we parents congregate rain, hail or shine as our little ones can't believe their luck! i've read an entire mag in one sitting, knowing my little ones are having a fabulous time...(!)x shelley t

Natalie Walton said...

Belinda - I have been giving C formula since he was about six months as he started refusing the breast. So I went to formula as I thought that was what you did. But now I'm really starting to wonder. Why do you mix cow's milk with water, though? Is cow's milk alone too rich?

Natalie Walton said...

Shelley - that's great. Thanks so much!!!

Anonymous said...

I think the main reason doctors recommend waiting is due to the protein in cow's milk and babies not being able to digest it until their systems are a bit older. Also, depending on the other nutritional intake of your baby it may not matter, but breastmilk/formula definitely has different vitamins/minerals to cow's milk. I'm not saying babies can't have a little cow's milk, but I'd check with your dr first before you switch completely.

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails