Making baby food doesn't make you a better parent

Seeing that I am interested in the topic of food and weaning, I am a frequent visitor to various baby forums and community groups. What continues to astound me, and this has become more obvious to me since I started to think like a minimalist, is that many things that mums do is not for the good of their babies, but because of the belief that the more you do, the more busy you are, somehow this makes you a better parent. I know that parenting can be hard, but why make it more difficult for yourself?

She ate brain for the first time and loved it! #yuckmyyum

Grandma is over from India and so such special dishes as brain are on the menu. I am not touching it because not the smell or the taste, but the thought of brain just puts me off. I have never eaten it and my own brain does not recognise it as food. My daughter, on the other hand, loved it and ate it two days in a row.

How your good intentions may lead to picky eating

I am not sure if this is just a British thing or if this is available everywhere now, but I could never understand the point of no crusts bread. I also did not understand why you would want to cut the crusts off, especially off a toast bread, they are soft anyway. I understand it now and this example shows very well how parents are harming their kids and introduce unnecessary strange eating habits, all out of good intentions.

The child who eats everything at 2.5

So what happens to a baby who ate everything during her weaning stage? Well, good question. Is she a fussy eater? No. But would everyone looking at her agree? Probably not. That’s a pickle of sorts. ‘How can this be?’ I hear you ask. Well… she eats everything, when she feels like it. Isn’t everyone like this though?