SLEEP DEPRIVED COUPLE FEED THEIR TODDLER ICE CUBES
Written by Lola Narawa on April 22, 2023
A pair of sleep-deprived couple were left embarassed after mistakenly feeding their baby ice cubes after misreading advice they were given.
On the poster, there was an ice cube to illustrate how much of a type of food to give them, such as one ice cube’s worth of peas, two ice cubes worth of carrots, but in their sleep-deprived state, they read that wrong.
They thought they were supposed to be serving their baby two to three ice cubes a day, and only realised their error when they tried upping the amount as the baby grew.
Sharing the story on Reddit, one of the parents said: “For six months it said ‘veggies and fruit, smooth texture, two to three ice cubes twice a day’.
“Never heard of the ice cubes thing but it was a reputable company so we just went with it and started feeding our son fruit and veg with a side of ice cubes.
“By seven months it said ‘fruit, veg, dairy, eggs, grains and pulses, three to four ice cubes three times a day’.
“I thought, wow, he’s hardly eating the three ice cubes we’re currently giving him, he just pushes them around his high chair a bit and licks them, but whatever, we upped the ice cube portion.
“It was only later that night, when I really thought about it, that I realised it meant portion size. All this time in our sleep-deprived stupor we have been serving our baby son ice cubes every day.”