Am I wrong to be appauled by this…
Now I know I’ll never be the perfect parent and I’m not usually one to judge other peoples parenting techniques but on a shopping trip to Toys R Us today (we were searching for a couple of toys to encourage MissB to crawl), both myself and my husband stopped in shock and amazement when we came across a range of toys from McDonalds – a drive through set, a happy meal set and a couple of other things.
Now how on earth are parents supposed to encourage healthy eating when fast food restaurants are now branching out into “toys” which encourage them to play with happy meals, fries and burgers etc. Something about this just seems so so wrong and I’m surprised toys like this are allowed to be honest.
Maybe I’m biased because I don’t like McDonalds or fast food places anyway because both myself and my husband are vegetarian and will be raising MissB veggie aswell but I just don’t understand this at all. Would a parent really buy this for their child?
I admit I’ll give MissB the odd chip if we are out having a meal somewhere – like today for instance, we are doing baby led weaning and so she is used to eating what we eat, which at home is healthy meals mainly vegetables but if we go out we’ll occasionally get chips and give MissB once to munch on to keep her quiet whilst we eat our meals – I know shocking parenting But at least if she grows up knowing that chips aren’t forbidden things or a special treat then she will accept them occasionally as part of a healthy balanced diet.
Sorry my little rant is now over – hope I haven’t offended anyone, each to their own and all that