LONDON: Parents in the UK have been feeding ice cubes to a 7-month-old baby for six months, only to find out later that the ice cubes were given as a serving size only.
According to the British newspaper The Mirror, a couple asked other people on the website ‘Reddit’ that ‘their child likes to eat vegetables and fruits but he is very fond of eating’ ice cubes’. However, the ‘children’s diet chart’ also called for feeding ice cubes with fruits and vegetables.
Others on Reddit asked the couple to share a picture of the food chart, which people were shocked to see as the ice cube pictures in the food chart were used as a reference to determine the amount of food given to the baby. Had gone It was clearly written in the chart that the child should be fed peas according to the size of one ice cube, carrots equal to two ice cubes.
But in the misunderstanding, the pair continued to feed the baby three ice cubes a day for 6 months, along with peas, dairy products, eggs, grains and carrots, but fortunately the baby’s health was not harmed.