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Honey Boo Boo Newborn Feeding Tip: Code Red Mountain Dew Is Not For Babies

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I hate it when my Honey Boo Boo people do something totally stupid, because it makes me regret defending accusations of Honey Boo Boo dressing like a slutty cupcake. The something stupid this time is Alana’s sister Pumpkin dipping Chikadee’s newborn daughter’s pacifier into a can of Mountain Dew Code Red and then shoving the pacifier in baby Kaitlyn’s mouth. For those of you readers unfamiliar with the Honey Boo Boo family tree, Alana, AKA Honey Boo Boo, has a 17-year-old sister who recently gave birth to Kaitlyn, the now-caffineated newborn. Chicadee is Honey Boo Boo’s older sister, who at 12-years-old, should be stripped of all her baby feeding duties until she learns that you don’t give newborn babies certain things, like soda.

You can gawk at all the horrifying photos courtesy of our friends at Radar online.

A report last year from the American Academy of Pediatrics stated that children who have too much caffeine are at raised risk of neurological and cardiovascular problems. 

We also have this excellent advice from the Mayo Clinic:

  • Keep it clean. Before you offer your baby a pacifier, clean it thoroughly. Until your baby is 6 months old and his or her immune system matures, frequently boil pacifiers or run them through the dishwasher. After age 6 months, simply wash pacifiers with soap and water. Resist the temptation to “rinse” the pacifier in your own mouth. You’ll only spread more germs to your baby.
  • Don’t sugar coat it. Don’t put sweet substances on the pacifier.
It seems like just yesterday we were first introduced to the Thompson family on Toddlers & Tiaras when Mama June was giving young Honey Boo Boo “go-g0 juice”, the concoction made from Mountain Dew and Red Bull, usually chased by a few hits of pageant crack, AKA Pixie Sticks. Since then, we’ve seen that this family doesn’t have the best nutrition habits and I hate getting all diet-judgey on them but baby Kaitlyn! She is so tiny! She should only be having breast milk or formula at this age. Seeing the junk that Honey Boo Boo eats on a daily basis is bad enough without having to worry about the newborn getting jacked on sugar and caffeine.  It should also be noted that the Honey Boo Boo family should not give newborn Kaitlyn things like go-go juice, pageant crack, cheeezeballs, or family-sized bags of Bugles corn chips.  I’m starting to feel like I need to move in with this family to help them raise these kids.

(Photo: TLC)