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The 'You've Poisoned Me' Face

I just wanted to check… is it just Babybear who, upon eating something, anything, for the first time pulls a face like I've just handed her an arsenic sandwich and actually shivers with revulsion? I'm tempted to give her something really revolting to see if she can crank it up a gear to express genuine horror. That would be very wrong, though, wouldn't it?

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15 Responses to “The 'You've Poisoned Me' Face”

  1. Anonymous says:

    No she's not the only one. Daniel is just the same. We've just been on holiday, so he got offered lots of new tastes, depending on where we were eating. Even sharing chocolate ice-cream got that reaction, although his mouth was soon open again waiting for more.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Yup can agree Boomer always pulls a YUK face often for things she has had before and liked. I think its cute but it does have relatives offering to put sugar on her fruit – for goodness sake she's eaten a whole punnet of strawberries I think that they are NOT too sour for the wee thing.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Ha! I'm so glad you thought to post about this – it is something that the notsotall one does all the time, and it always makes me laugh. Especially the shiver, which comes straight out of the Joey School of Acting to signify something that tastes absolutely Abominable…
    Still, it doesn't actually signify anything other than 'now let me just figure out whether this is something hot, cold, sweet, sour, slimy or crunchy'. It does garner a similar reaction from relatives though, particularly at a large family reunion where I was feeding her beetroot (not the first time she's eaten it, but it still made her shiver). Most of the adults thought it was hilarious that I was FORCE feeding my baby something as DISGUSTING as beetroot (have these people never ventured outside of the potato and pea realm??!). Still, notsotall loved it.

  4. Anonymous says:

    Oh I love beetroot Chloe, but I've never given it to Babybear as i am scared of the mess. How do you manage it? And, gulp, what happens to the nappies?

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh the nappies are quite a laugh really – although strangely enough the beetroot doesn't seem to affect the contents in the same way that it affects…. ahem… us adults… if you know what I mean. I just boil them up whole and slice them thickly for notsotall. She only has them when she's wearing her massive all-over-including-sleeves bib. It doesn't seem to stain her fingers thankfully.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Chloe, where you did you get notsotall's massive bib – I need something like that for Bommer as ALL her clothes have the mark of the strawberry or even worse the blaeberry (blueberries for all you not from round these parts.)

  7. Anonymous says:

    hi! i got angelcake's massive bibs in mothercare, although the designs are not necessarily that desirable…i'm not usually one for emblazoning 'here comes trouble' across my poor daughter's chest.

  8. Anonymous says:

    Oh sorry Morv – my mum bought it, dunno where from. I'll check when I get it out the wash if there's a label. It is especially good for BLW babies, as they tend to spend more time wiping their arms back and forth across the table/tray. In fact, I think I'd better get another one!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Morv, the label says TCM, which means it's from Tchibo. Possibly not a lot of help as their stock changes every week, and I can't see it on the website either. Sorry!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Hi, don't normally post on here but wanted to say Asda do sleeved bibs for 2 quid which I have about 10 of. They still leave the legs bare but I can just about cope with that!
    I can't feed the Muncher with anything else on or she just eats the bib.
    Oh, and the 'face' definately, especially and baby group when I give her courgette, which she loves, in front of all the disaproving mothers.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Thanks everybody for the huge bib sourcing feedback! I'll let you know what I get.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Do me a favour and get me some from Asda if that's where you are heading…

  13. Anonymous says:

    We don't have an ASDA anywhere near here, anyone know where I can get bigger bibs? We got the mothercare ones but my little bundle has just figured out how to get them off…
    And just wanted to say about the “you've poisoned me, mum” look it sounds very entertaining. I only ever get the YUK face, no shivers, maybe this is still to come!!??? Maybe I'm giving him the wrong stuff. LOL

  14. Anonymous says:

    sounds like you're giving him the right stuff, archiesmummy…
    d'you know, i've just started tying a muslin round babybear's neck, rolling up her sleeves and whacking on the Tommee Tippee thing – i honestly think that's as good as anything.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Baby Girl made a face and shuddered the first time we tired pureed peaches. And the second. And the third, which was much later. And you know what? She doesn't love the canned pieces, either. I'll be curious if she likes the 'real thing' when it gets to be summer….

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