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    Would you be shocked if you saw a 2 year old eating a sausage roll??

    Had to take my daughter to the docs this morning and didnt have time for brekkie so she was eating some homemade bread (bacon, apple and cheese if anyones interested!) as we went in to see him.
    He asked her what she was eating, then proceeded to tell me how he had witnessed a boy "my daughters age" being given a sausage roll from Greggs yesterday (he was there for a "filled roll")
    He was extremely disparaging about the mother, claiming that she was doing his health no favours and that it was probably the boys breakfast and lunch roled into one! Is this a common view??
    My daughters generally eats heathily, because we tend to as a family but we do have treats and if she went to a party where there were sausage rolls i dont think id stop her from trying them but tbh ive not given it a lot of though before.!
    Would you "look down" on a parent letting a toddler eat a sausage roll???

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    no not at all...doesnt mean thats all the child is being fed does it....


    now...whats this about ur bread? Bacon, apple and cheese.....BREAD? WTF

    Seem rather over the top to me. My 2 girls have both had sausage rolls from time to time during their childhood, it's never given them any problems (both are a size 8 /10)

    Although I have to add my eldest (22yrs) won't touch them now as hates them apart from the homemade ones my Mum makes!

    my daughter loves sausage rolls only gets one now and again but no i would not look down on some at all the kid probably wanted it as a treat or whatever this is so silly!!! would you look down on someone if there child was walking around eating a lettuce leaf.

    Wouldn't bother me:)

    Not at all, my kids have them quite often!

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    ODB_69;2995835

    no not at all...doesnt mean thats all the child is being fed does … no not at all...doesnt mean thats all the child is being fed does it....now...whats this about ur bread? Bacon, apple and cheese.....BREAD? WTF



    jellybaby22;2995844

    Whats wrong with a sausage roll??? God my daughter has eaten those … Whats wrong with a sausage roll??? God my daughter has eaten those before....lots of times...doesnt mean she doesnt eat plenty of fruit and vegetables though........



    Thank heavens for that! His attitude really shocked me tbh-he was really sneering about the woman and obviously had me pegged down as some sort of earth mother (which of course i am at all times :whistling:). What happened to everthing in moderation?

    ODB69
    shes loved it since a baby and it tastes better than it sounds but the bonus for me is its really easy to make and freezes great (and saves a trip to greggs :p)

    My 2 1/2 year old loves greggs sausage cheese and bean melts and has done since he was about 18 months old.

    karri123;2995867

    shes loved it since a baby and it tastes better than it sounds but the … shes loved it since a baby and it tastes better than it sounds but the bonus for me is its really easy to make and freezes great (and saves a trip to greggs :p)



    He he he "saves a trip to greggs" !!!! :giggle: very good!

    Banned

    yes! should have got them a chicken bake instead!!!

    my 2 1/2 year old eats sausage rolls...:| Whats wrong with that?:|

    my boy 3yrs takes of the pastry leaving crumbs every where(only eats the centre)

    Banned

    starsparkle2311;2995874

    When my daughters were toddlers we lived in a town where it was quite … When my daughters were toddlers we lived in a town where it was quite common to see kids sat in buggies eating sausage rolls, mcdonald's etc. First time i seen it i have to be honest and say i was quite shocked. Sad thing is when the doctor said it was prob breakfast and lunch, he was prob right. There's nothing wrong in having the odd treat like that but for some kids it's every day.



    what the hell is sad about it, sad is when a child gets nothing, is abused, left in rotten nappies, given scraps to eat if there lucky

    god my kids have had greggs sausage rolls since younger than two. luckily they love them and they are full of fat, which for my kids was a bonus. now the lad cant have dairy or wheat so cant have anything from there.
    shame

    sassie;2995910

    what the hell is sad about it, sad is when a child gets nothing, is … what the hell is sad about it, sad is when a child gets nothing, is abused, left in rotten nappies, given scraps to eat if there lucky



    i agree the doc was being judgemental and trying to stereotype that woman over a sausage roll. totally unprofessional if you ask me.

    harlzter;2995880

    My 2 1/2 year old loves greggs sausage cheese and bean melts and has done … My 2 1/2 year old loves greggs sausage cheese and bean melts and has done since he was about 18 months old.



    He's got good taste :thumbsup:
    They are sooo scrummy topped with mayonaise :oops:

    Banned

    happens all the time round here, in fact they don't call them sausage rolls here, they are greggs dummies

    Yeah, the doctor wants to get a reality check. I spend a lot of time surrounded by some academics who really have lost touch with reality for most people, and who would be shocked if they were aware of the realities that many 2 year olds face. FFS a sausage roll is nothing. Sanctimonious twit.

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    starsparkle2311;2995874

    When my daughters were toddlers we lived in a town where it was quite … When my daughters were toddlers we lived in a town where it was quite common to see kids sat in buggies eating sausage rolls, mcdonald's etc. First time i seen it i have to be honest and say i was quite shocked. Sad thing is when the doctor said it was prob breakfast and lunch, he was prob right. There's nothing wrong in having the odd treat like that but for some kids it's every day.



    But why assume that its breakfast and lunch though?? Maybe the boy was having a treat, maybe it was what he wanted or maybe it was all his mother could afford at that minute!
    Im not having a go, i just think this is a big conclusion to jump to- i really was waiting for the 2nd part of the story from the doc, like the mother pulled a half bottle of gin out her bag or something!

    SteJosh;2995903

    my 2 1/2 year old eats sausage rolls...:| Whats wrong with that?:|



    nothing this is really silly.

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    salder21;2995897

    yes! should have got them a chicken bake instead!!!


    looooool

    Im not so sure, the mentality of some parents giving fast food to young toddlers 'regular' is awful. A child - like all of us should have a balanced diet which covers all the food groups.

    I am not saying children should not have treats from time to time but to regularly give kids Happy Meals, Burgers, greggs, kfc and chip shop food is terrible.

    One problem is the cost of fresh food and preperation time but i still feel strongly about it.

    Convenience food is mostly poor quality full of everything your child does not need, and dont even get me started on fizzy juice!

    Rant over! feel better now!

    Sausage roll is better for the child than a big cream cake which is what mine would have chosen given the choice

    colinsunderland;2995936

    happens all the time round here, in fact they don't call them sausage … happens all the time round here, in fact they don't call them sausage rolls here, they are greggs dummies



    class!

    karri123;2995944

    But why assume that its breakfast and lunch though?? Maybe the boy was … But why assume that its breakfast and lunch though?? Maybe the boy was having a treat, maybe it was what he wanted or maybe it was all his mother could afford at that minute!Im not having a go, i just think this is a big conclusion to jump to- i really was waiting for the 2nd part of the story from the doc, like the mother pulled a half bottle of gin out her bag or something!



    even if it was his breakfast it doesnt matter my daughter is a very fussy eater and therefore is very slim you fed them what they will eat when they are like that i have in the past had doctors tell me to give her 3 small meals per day and if she wont eat them then leave her with nothing. well i am sorry but no way am i leaving her with nothing. but on the other hand i had a nurse say if all she will eat is crisps give them her as it will do no harm.

    ifyoudontask?;2995951

    Im not so sure, the mentality of some parents giving fast food to young … Im not so sure, the mentality of some parents giving fast food to young toddlers 'regular' is awful. A child - like all of us should have a balanced diet which covers all the food groups.I am not saying children should not have treats from time to time but to regularly give kids Happy Meals, Burgers, greggs, kfc and chip shop food is terrible.One problem is the cost of fresh food and preperation time but i still feel strongly about it.Convenience food is mostly poor quality full of everything your child does not need, and dont even get me started on fizzy juice!Rant over! feel better now!



    you can rant all you like, still the fact stands that he made a snap judgement over a sausage roll.

    i know i am a minority and thank god for that but my children used to regularly go to fast food places simply because it was a great way of showing them food and eating. like a cheap feeding therapy. 2 maybe even three times a week we would eat out, not always fast food but sat in a resturant environment. it would encourage the children to try food. luckily for the balanced thing the kids still hardly eat anything. but im sure you would rather they were fed a nutritionally complete artificial feed than eat orally a kfc.

    sorry my rant over nad ive put my soap box in the green bin.

    but it still grates that a doctor would jump to the conclusion when he didnt know the reasons.

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    ODB_69;2995950

    looooool



    lol they r awesome :-D

    moschino;2995934

    He's got good taste :thumbsup:They are sooo scrummy topped with mayonaise … He's got good taste :thumbsup:They are sooo scrummy topped with mayonaise :oops:


    We got him the same type from another bakers and he took one bite and handed it back!

    jennie-jack;2995978

    you can rant all you like, still the fact stands that he made a snap … you can rant all you like, still the fact stands that he made a snap judgement over a sausage roll.i know i am a minority and thank god for that but my children used to regularly go to fast food places simply because it was a great way of showing them food and eating. like a cheap feeding therapy. 2 maybe even three times a week we would eat out, not always fast food but sat in a resturant environment. it would encourage the children to try food. luckily for the balanced thing the kids still hardly eat anything. but im sure you would rather they were fed a nutritionally complete artificial feed than eat orally a kfc.sorry my rant over nad ive put my soap box in the green bin.but it still grates that a doctor would jump to the conclusion when he didnt know the reasons.




    Totally agree, introducing kids to different types of food is ideal, the restaurant visits give kids great experience and social skills,

    harlzter;2996003

    We got him the same type from another bakers and he took one bite and … We got him the same type from another bakers and he took one bite and handed it back!



    :giggle: Bless him :-D

    ifyoudontask?;2996021

    Totally agree, introducing kids to different types of food is ideal, the … Totally agree, introducing kids to different types of food is ideal, the restaurant visits give kids great experience and social skills,



    our feeding lady said that to see everyone else eating would help and seems as she wasnt paying lol it had to be fast food.

    we dont do fizzy drink though if that makes me any better

    starsparkle2311;2995985

    Yeh i agree totally, enough said!



    Phew! thought i was going to get hit with a backlash!

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    greyparrot;2995977

    even if it was his breakfast it doesnt matter my daughter is a very fussy … even if it was his breakfast it doesnt matter my daughter is a very fussy eater and therefore is very slim you fed them what they will eat when they are like that i have in the past had doctors tell me to give her 3 small meals per day and if she wont eat them then leave her with nothing. well i am sorry but no way am i leaving her with nothing. but on the other hand i had a nurse say if all she will eat is crisps give them her as it will do no harm.



    greyparrot, i may not have been clear. My own personal opinion is that it is up to a parent on how to care for their own child and unless that child is being harmed in any way, it really is no one elses business.
    Im merely intruiged that more than one person appears to jump to the conclusion that a sausage roll=2 meals in one.
    Its not the timing (breakfast, lunch, dinner, whatever) or even the food-for me its the strong connotations that arise from a harmless act.

    jennie-jack;2996045

    our feeding lady said that to see everyone else eating would help and … our feeding lady said that to see everyone else eating would help and seems as she wasnt paying lol it had to be fast food.we dont do fizzy drink though if that makes me any better



    hehe, I am happy now!

    [QUOTE=karri123;2996054] My own personal opinion is that it is up to a parent on how to care for their own child and unless that child is being harmed in any way, it really is no one elses business.

    -Agree in principal, but some parents look for the easy option rather than the right option.



    [QUOTE=karri123;2996054] Im merely intruiged that more than one person appears to jump to the conclusion that a sausage roll=2 meals in one.

    -I am amazed anyone can class a greggs sausage roll as a meal! id stretch to say a fast food snack!

    Maybe this mum was up all night with a sick child, had no sleep, worked a night shift the night before, was rushing this morning as she has maybe 3 other kids to get ready for school and in the circumstances didnt give proper breakfast to her child. All i would say is at least the child is eating something. The least of the concern is giving him or her a sausage roll, i would be more concerned if the child was under norished and not being fed at all.

    Peoples circumstances are very different. Maybe this child refuses to eat anything other than sausage rolls! I know of a child who only ate beans on toast for every meal. Frantic the mum took him to the docs whos reply was, at least hes eating!!! why are you worried,. Give him vitamins if you want to make sure but i am sure he will * grown out of it* which he did!!

    My opinion is that, you dont know why, who, this person is, or why, if... etc do you get my drift. We would all like to be the super mum who feeds our child perfect food at set times but life is not the * stepford wives show*

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    My 3yr old has a sausage roll for lunch most days so no i wouldn't be shocked seeing a 2yr old eating one

    Original Poster

    ifyoudontask?;2996086

    [QUOTE=karri123;2996054] My own personal opinion is that it is up to a … [QUOTE=karri123;2996054] My own personal opinion is that it is up to a parent on how to care for their own child and unless that child is being harmed in any way, it really is no one elses business. -Agree in principal, but some parents look for the easy option rather than the right option.[QUOTE=karri123;2996054] Im merely intruiged that more than one person appears to jump to the conclusion that a sausage roll=2 meals in one. -I am amazed anyone can class a greggs sausage roll as a meal! id stretch to say a fast food snack!



    pcnutta;2996100

    Maybe this mum was up all night with a sick child, had no sleep, worked a … Maybe this mum was up all night with a sick child, had no sleep, worked a night shift the night before, was rushing this morning as she has maybe 3 other kids to get ready for school and in the circumstances didnt give proper breakfast to her child. All i would say is at least the child is eating something. The least of the concern is giving him or her a sausage roll, i would be more concerned if the child was under norished and not being fed at all.Peoples circumstances are very different. Maybe this child refuses to eat anything other than sausage rolls! I know of a child who only ate beans on toast for every meal. Frantic the mum took him to the docs whos reply was, at least hes eating!!! why are you worried,. Give him vitamins if you want to make sure but i am sure he will * grown out of it* which he did!!My opinion is that, you dont know why, who, this person is, or why, if... etc do you get my drift. We would all like to be the super mum who feeds our child perfect food at set times but life is not the * stepford wives show*



    Ifyoudontask? but whos to say other than the parent, what that right option is??

    @p****ta :thumbsup:

    Edit-tried to type pcnutta!

    The fact is you need to see the bigger picture, is the kid having this type of food regularly or as a treat a couple of times a week and more importantly is it part of a balanced diet? Ours have greggs a couple of times a week but at home its plenty of fresh homegrown veg with their meals which they love (and when I say fresh I mean fresh, literally 5 minutes from plant to pot).

    pcnutta;2996100

    Maybe this mum was up all night with a sick child, had no sleep, worked a … Maybe this mum was up all night with a sick child, had no sleep, worked a night shift the night before, was rushing this morning as she has maybe 3 other kids to get ready for school and in the circumstances didnt give proper breakfast to her child. All i would say is at least the child is eating something. The least of the concern is giving him or her a sausage roll, i would be more concerned if the child was under norished and not being fed at all.Peoples circumstances are very different. Maybe this child refuses to eat anything other than sausage rolls! I know of a child who only ate beans on toast for every meal. Frantic the mum took him to the docs whos reply was, at least hes eating!!! why are you worried,. Give him vitamins if you want to make sure but i am sure he will * grown out of it* which he did!!My opinion is that, you dont know why, who, this person is, or why, if... etc do you get my drift. We would all like to be the super mum who feeds our child perfect food at set times but life is not the * stepford wives show*



    Have you seen the programme 'freaky eaters'?

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    harlzter;2996133

    The fact is you need to see the bigger picture, is the kid having this … The fact is you need to see the bigger picture, is the kid having this type of food regularly or as a treat a couple of times a week and more importantly is it part of a balanced diet? Ours have greggs a couple of times a week but at home its plenty of fresh homegrown veg with their meals which they love (and when I say fresh I mean fresh, literally 5 minutes from plant to pot).



    :thumbsup: Its the stereotyping and jugdemental attitude that really bugged me!
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