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Old 03-08-11, 10:55
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A new report shows babies are eating double the amount of salt they should be, often because parents are giving them unsuitable adult food.

Read more in the Daily Mirror.

Would be great to hear your thoughts on this?

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Old 03-08-11, 12:15
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I could see babies getting too much salt if they were being fed commercial adult food but all the people i know who give their baby the same food as the rest of the family eats just don't add the salt. When I started weaning Oliver we just omitted the salt from our foods once he was eating the same as us. Will do the same for baby H. x
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Old 04-08-11, 00:33
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we did baby led weaning with Cara and at first I was worried abt slat but then decided it wasnt an issue as we dont salt our food and I would balance out her meals when weaning if she had a "salty" meal.

Like if she had homemade sauasge roll at lunch (relatively high salt), she would have pasta and homemade tomato sauce and chicken at dinner and was given Ready Brek or baby cereal and fruit at breakfast.

Its a case of being sensible and not feeding ur baby baked beans, sauasges etc each and every day. There'll always be people who do taht but and no report will make them change.
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Old 11-08-11, 12:49
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I think the problem is that most people don't really have a clue about the salt (and sugar) contents of many of the foods they consume daily and just think that once baby starts eating they can have adult food and don't give it any more thought. I got super concious of it once I started weaning my LO and even though he is now three I still cook everything without salt, and give him the minimum of processed food and as much home made food as possible. I think it all boils down to education really. Many people don't know what is best for themselves never mind what is best for their babies and children.
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when freddie was a baby i was very conscious of salt & sugar content, but now he's 5 he eats what we eat & i do put salt in my vegetable water & into bolognese sauce etc & we do eat crisps, but generally we don't then add extra salt at the table.
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