It's common for parents to want to monitor what their babies are eating and even opt for organic and all-natural food. However, it is usually to ensure the baby is healthy, not to give them a "lean physique."
For this fitness-obsessed dad, the focus was on making sure his baby had high percentile weight and being "handsome." When he shared his diet on Twitter, users roasted him.
Like Father Like Son
"Jry" is a bodybuilder and fitness fanatic who enjoys sharing his ideas on social media. Many of his posts show his fitness journey and his own diet.
When he tried to post the same kind of content for his child, it went viral, but not for the right reasons. He ended up starting a heated discussion.
Whole Food Only
The drama was unleashed when Jrey shared a list of what he feeds his child, along with a picture of his fit family.
In his post, the dad attributes his son being "lean" to the lack of processed food that they feed him. Twitter users didn't see the point of caring if a baby is "lean" or "unusually handsome" as babies need their body fat, and they roasted the dad's parenting.
Babies Are Supposed To Have Higher Body Fat
It's quite natural for babies to be born with a higher body fat percentage (usually around 15 %). In fact, it's healthy.
Since their brain is huge in comparison to their body size, it requires more than half of their energy.
Babies Need Energy For Growth
Having a lot of fat stored helps babies grow and fight illnesses. They get this energy from the extra fat reserves and nutrition such as highly dense food.
That means that a lack of fat or energy can be very harmful. There is no need for them to look "lean" while they try to feed their brains.
Might As Well Get His Gym Membership Now
Twitter users didn't hold back from completely ridiculing Jrey's post with their responses. If the baby is already eating like a fitness fanatic, the only missing component is signing him up for the gym to work on his bench presses.
Soon enough he'll be his own "Little Hercules."
This Might Have Negative Impacts In His Adulthood
Under a comical lens, some user pointed out that this style of parenting might end up having harmful consequences.
The kid might grow to rebel and become completely unhealthy, or grow up with a lack of independence and constant monitoring.
What Does He Think Of Other babies?
Many Twitter users thought it was very funny to describe a baby as "lean". It made them wonder how the bodybuilder sees other babies in comparison.
Are babies supposed to be born with biceps now with these never-ending beauty standards?
Parents Still Favored Their Kids' Parents
Some parents challenged the dad's flex by pointing out that their kids aren't on a strict whole natural food only diet and could still excel just as well, if not better.
In fact, kids need freedom and balance. They won't understand why their friends can somehow have candy and perceive it as punishment for a wrong they didn't commit.
It's Just A Baby, Let The Baby Be
The baby is just a baby. It doesn't care what it looks like. Other babies don't care what it looks like. There's plenty of time for it to exercice and diet in the future.
For now it should just enjoy sleeping, eating, playing, and whatever happens in its diaper like all other babies. Without the extra pressure.
It's Not Even An Innovative Diet
To top it all off, none of what dad describes in his list makes for an innovative diet. All he did was take some fruits and vegetables and grind them up.
There is another word for that: "Formula." It can easily be bought in stores.
Mom Put On Blast After Giving Baby A Manicure With Inch-Long Nails
Is there anything more luxurious and pampering than getting a manicure and having a fresh set of nails? Some would say no.
However, just like with everything in life, there is a time and place for getting nails done and one mom struck a chord with the internet when she put a fresh set on her infant.
I Understand Wanting To Dress Your Baby Up
Babies are loud, sleep-depriving creatures who will throw up on you without warning and ruin your favorite shirt.
However, at least one thing about them is that they're cute and you get to dress them up in adorable little outfits sometimes.
However, One Woman Incited Rage In People Online
People were absolutely disgusted with one mother for the aesthetic choices she made for her baby after she posted a photo of the infant on Twitter.
They didn't hesitate to make their opinions known.
So What Was The Big Deal?
This one mom tweeted two photos showing how she puts a set of acrylic nails onto her baby's fingers.
While the craftsmanship of the nails is impressive, people were appalled by the fact it was a baby wearing them.
Some Thought It Was Way Too Adult
Sure, it's nice for an adult to go to the salon and get a fresh set of nails.
However, children really have no need for such things! Some people said that we should just let kids be kids.
Others Pointed To Safety Issues
It's true: those nails especially are really sharp and a baby doesn't know better than to rub their face.
It really could be hazardous and lead to the baby having a severe eye injury.
Some Wanted To Point Out That Children Aren't Toys
It's nice to be able to dress up your child in cute outfits, but it's important to remember that a baby isn't a doll.
It's more important to keep the child safe and healthy rather than making it cute for your own liking.
I Guess Parents Are Allowed To Make Their Own Decisions
When it comes down to it, there really isn't a way to control what decisions a parent makes for their own child.
Sure, I would never put long nails onto my own child, but to each their own.
Some Others Were Really Into The Idea Though
Not everyone was appalled by the nails.
Some thought that the nails looked incredible and even went as far as to say that they want the same look for their own infant.
The Mom Didn't Really Budge
Despite all the backlash she received for the tweet, the mom stood by her decision.
She points out that, despite all the concerns people have raised, there hadn't yet been a problem.
The Woman Herself Is A Nail Technician
It's not like she did it without care: the mom herself is a nail technician with a lot of experience.
It wasn't difficult or dangerous for her to actually put the nails onto her child.