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If You Have A Fat Baby You Can Totally Blame Lazy Old Grandma

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shutterstock_88804075__1372682120_74.134.205.46Old people are all lazy and the love delicious treats so if they are babysitting your children then your kids are totally little lardos thanks to Nana and Pop-pop, according to RESEARCH. I love RESEARCH, it’s sort of like science but sounds a lot less official. I like to pretend this research was taken by stopping old bitches in the checkout line at Kroger who had a kid with them, but also a shopping cart full of M&Ms and cupcakes, and asking the old ladies if the kids were their grandchildren. Let’s face it, grandparents are usually awesome and usually have delicious treats on hand unless they are like my nana who usually only had extremely questionable bread and cigarettes. And old lady blackberry brandy. But she will still awesome, despite her lack of delicious backed goods. It should be noted that she always gave me money at the casino though, so what she lacked in cupcakes she totally made up for in cash and cocktails. But back to this RESEARCH:

The study – published in the journal Evolutionary Psychology – compared the children’s weights, childcare arrangements and family backgrounds.

They found that children who were mainly looked after by their grandparents were 22 per cent more likely to be overweight or obese than those who stayed with their parents or were babysat by friends or neighbours.

Research: Children who were mainly looked after by their grandparents were 22 per cent more likely to be overweight or obese than those who stayed with their parents or were babysat by friends or neighbours

Dr Antti Tanskanen, from the University of Helsinki, said traditionally grandparents – and particularly grandmothers – would boost children’s survival chances by giving them more food.

He said their natural instinct is to perform the same role now – and they may be inadvertently overfeeding children.

‘Results show that children who were cared for mainly by their grandmothers between the ages of nine months and three years were more likely overweight at age three than children who were cared for by their parents.’ He said.

It seems a simple solution would be to either ask Grandma to stop feeding your kids cans of frosting or maybe only let your kids have chocolate cake with cake with extra cake on top when they are with grandma. I don’t know, I would pretty much kill to have a grandparent either alive or close by so they could watch my kids so I think the last thing I would be concerned about is them making them a bit chubby. It seems like a small trade off to have safe, affordable (Usually free!) childcare in exchange for a little baby fat.

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