Baby-led Weaning Wednesdays: Mum Mums

Please tell me there’s nothing wrong with feeding these things to Peanut because she loves them. Really though, if there is something wrong I do want to know. I have had a sneaking feeling from the get-go that these aren’t as healthy as they seem.

They are very boring. I would think that Peanut would like them less because of this, but noooooo she loves them. She has never had rice cereal in her life, but she thinks that these rice crackers with the consistency of styrofoam are they best thing in the world. She even says “mum mum mum mum mum” when I ask her if she wants one. I know it’s a ridiculously easy word, but she does it Every. Single. Time.

I also realize that they’re processed and we’re big on avoiding processed foods, but we also believe in moderation and this is pretty much the only really processed thing she ever eats.

So please, someone either tell me that they’re perfectly fine or that they’re the devil so I can make my mind up about them. I’ve been feeling iffy about them for so long that I’m ready to get rid of them just to make the feeling go away. Though that probably wouldn’t happen any time soon because I just dropped $40 to get a case of organic Baby Mum Mums and a case of organic Toddler Mum Mums because no stores around me have organic ones.

At least I can say I don’t feed her Gerber because their high salt content or puffed cereal because it kills rats. Someone needs to give me a link that says that Mum Mums kill puppies or something. Ready set go.

Now as a reward for reading my crazy mama paranoia (and giving me answers? Pleeeeease give me some answers!), you get to see a super cute picture of Peanut trying to stuff a whole Mum Mum in her mouth.

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8 thoughts on “Baby-led Weaning Wednesdays: Mum Mums

  1. The ingredient list confirms that they are pretty much harmless. The low sugar content is a plus. Considering there are no additives, colors, natural flavors, or preservatives these look like an excellent snack. Let her eat em!

  2. I’m curious to see what kind of responses you get. I too, try my best to feed my sons healthy and non-processed food as much as possible. My oldest son LOVED Mum Mums ! If I would have allowed it, I’m pretty sure he could have taken down an entire box in one sitting. I just tried to tell myself that a few Mum Mums were a lot better than cookies, animal crackers, and a lot of other things out there that kids snack on.

  3. I’ve never even heard of Mum Mums. I’ve been giving Baby Gerber rice cereal- now I’m going to go look at the sodium content next time I’m up (I play online on my iPod touch while nursing Baby lol). Luckily he only eats a couple of tablespoons of anything solid at this point in a given day! Sounds like you are doing a great job of feeding Peanut nutritiously.

  4. I think they are fine in moderation. They do contain milk products which is kind of annoying, since they are often given to young kiddos.

    Anyways, my one hang up with them it, they are pretty close to cracker/chips type foods. So in the long run, if you are satisfying a hungry/craving with these now, the child might look for something cracker-y/salty in the future over say, an apple.

    I also don’t love the packaging, and how do they stay so crisp?

    Anyways, something to think about. I say, don’t sweat it!

  5. Not really on-topic, but I just wanted to let you know that I find your baby led weaning posts really interesting.

  6. i dogged a box of these one day in traffic…we both like em! i kinda feel the same way about them…they’re not bad, but they’re not good either

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