"Ohhh Peanut? Come here, wanna taste something oh so yummy?" I asked happily
Happy babbling 9 month old crawles over to me.
I pick him up and give him all kinds of kisses and stupid noises to make him laugh.
I put my finger into the honey and I said "Here Peanut, taste THIS! Tell me that isn't the good stuff!"
Thomas is immediately hooked, wants more and more, he's trying to slip his own little hand into it.
"Whoa buddy, we don't want a huge mess, where's your manner's anyway?" I say
"Hello?" I say
"Hey" She says
"What are you up to?" I ask
"Nothing, just hanging out with the kids, what are you doing?" she says
giggling "Oh nothing, just giving Thomas some of my honey, he totally loves it"
"You are giving Thomas Honey? Like honey from a bee? Like peanut butter and honey?" she says
"Yeah *giggling* he so loves it, it's like crack, he wants more" I say
"I don't mean to alarm you, but YOU CAN'T GIVE HONEY TO A BABY!!!" she says in a panic
"What? Why not?" I ask
"Because, it's bad for them, they aren't supposed to have it before a year old, it says so right on the bottle!!" she says
"WHAT? It does? Where?" I say as I immediately put the plate in the sink, and run for the honey bottle. Yep there is it "may be harmful to children under 12 months of age"
"OH GREAT! Now what do I do? I'm totally freaking out" I said as I imediately grab my computer and turn it on, all while I am carrying Thomas and looking for signs that he's puffing up or not breathing, he seems to be all smiles.
"I'll call you back" I said as I hung up the phone.
I am typing as fast as I can, *click* and I read this....
Infants younger than 12 months are at risk of infant botulism from eating honey. Infant botulism is a rare but serious form of food poisoning
ACK!!! WHAT?? Food poisoning....OMG! I immediately beging to cry, I grab Thomas, I bury my head in his neck and I cry, I tell him I don't deserve him, that I am a horrible mommy, I just gave him honey. How could I NOT know that??
You know you are a rookie mom when you feed your baby, under a year old, honey!
*no babies were harmed in this episode of honey consumption
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