My 4-month-old daughter Peony recently started eating her first solid food: rice cereal. I kind of thought I would try to be all Earth mother-y and make my own baby food, but then I laughed and realized in a million years I’ll never have that kind of time.
But I care what goes into her, so I’m still trying to ensure that when she moves beyond cereal she’ll get all kinds of stuff that will be good for her and, almost more importantly, make me feel good about myself. You know, organic stuff and sh*t that will allow me to hold my head high at her Music Together class when the discussion beforehand among the moms turns to what the kids are eating these days.
During the course of my entirely unscientific research, however, I’ve encountered things that, had I seen before I was ever pregnant, I might have decided to skip over parenting entirely for fear that someone might try to feed my kids some of this stuff someday. And by stuff, I mean utterly disgusting stuff that has managed to slip by the censors at the FDA and somehow come out the other side with the label “food” on it.
Behold the 10 grossest baby foods that some bad, bad people actually thought to manufacture:
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