Former “Clueless” star Alicia Silverstone has an unusual mealtime routine with her 10-month old Bear Blu that is she is sharing on her website TheKindLife.com.
Silverstone, who promotes healthy, vegan eating and has written a book about it, shows herself on her blog chewing up food and then dropping it into her little guy’s mouth. (You can see photos of it on the link.)
” ‘I just had a delicious breakfast of miso soup, collards and radish steamed and drizzled with flax oil, cast iron mochi with nori wrapped outside, and some grated daikon,’ she wrote on her lifestyle blog.”
” ‘Yum! I fed Bear the mochi and a tiny bit of veggies from the soup … from my mouth to his. It’s his favorite … and mine.’ “
“In the accompanying video, Silverstone, 35, munches on food from a bowl before having Bear Blu eat the pre-chewed food from her mouth..”
” ‘He literally crawls across the room to attack my mouth if I’m eating,’ she wrote about how much her baby loves getting food from mommy.”
(Saturday Night Live had a skit where the parents did that to an adult child. Does anyone else remember that?)
I guess it’s to give him nutrition from food he’s not ready physically ready to process yet. I think moms probably routinely will bite something into a smaller size and then hand it to their toddler to eat. I’ve definitely seen that and probably done that. It’s the chewing and dropping mouth-to-mouth I haven’t seen.
So what do you think? Have you ever fed your child bird-style? Would you? Do you have any different eating habits with your kids?