Wednesday, December 14, 2011
*Excuse me while I rant/vent for a bit.
My BFF called me the other day because she was irritated that someone in her husband's family referred to her daughter as fat/chubby. Her daughter is 8 months old and is nowhere near fat or chubby. This bothered me (and her) because her daughter was getting an unnecessary label put on her based on her size. This issue just came up again when a friend of mine posted a pic of another friend's baby who was just born and someone commented "she has a fat face. lol" I was not laughing. The baby is 7 pounds and looks perfectly healthy and within normal ranges. I just don't understand why people think it's OK to call defenseless babies fat, especially when they are NOT fat. As someone who has been dieting off and on since I was 10, I think it's a good idea to stop putting weight expectations on babies. It's just ridiculous. OK, rant over.