Last week, Alicia Silverstone published a video of her feeding pre-chewed food to her son, creating a buzz among parents, doctors, and regular folks who get disgusted by such things. The technique is called “pre-mastication,” and is supposed to help deliver maximum nutrition benefits to children. I mean hey, birds definitely feed their young this way and it’s nobody’s business what anyone does with their kids, but still…gross.
So, the late night host Jimmy Kimmel, who is also king of kid-trolling experiments, gave his viewers a challenge: give your kids pre-chewed food and see how they react. I swear sometimes the stuff he puts children through makes me want to have kids just so I can harass them with pranks like these. Watch:
The kids who actually ate it are funnier than the ones who didn’t!
I love how these experiments always display the sheer brattiness of the children, but can you really be mad at them? Food on your plate that someone else already chewed?
That video isn’t an accurate comparison. The kids in the video are older and have a mouth full of teeth. Alicia was chewing food for a toddler. I don’t see what all the ruckus is about. I always chewed tough food for my kids if they didn’t have teeth but were too old for a bottle. I didn’t feed them mouth-to-mouth, I would take it out and feed it to them.
It’s amazing the things people consider “normal” like feeding your kid chemical-laced baby food and the things they consider “abnormal” like breaking down food by pre-chewing for the child you gave birth to.