Cast Your Vote:

    • No it's mean -- Votes: 4
    • It's funny and doesn't hurt them -- Votes: 34
    • What's a lemon? -- Votes: 0
    • What's a baby? -- Votes: 4
Giving babies lemon user banned
6th Jan '13

We've all seen videos like this:

Do you think it's mean to let babies have a lick of a lemon slice or is it funny? If you did it with your kids how old were they and how did they react?

Cαtwomαn 2 kids; 1 angel baby; Gotham, DC, United States 15084 posts
6th Jan '13

My mom gave me a lime when I was that age. She still goes on about how funny it is. Talks about it all the time. Everyone I bring around her ends up hearing that story eventually.

I wouldn't do it to my son but I don't think she was mean for doing it to me.

user banned 2 kids; New York 34017 posts
6th Jan '13

i gave one to my son when he was a little under 2 and he loved it.

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
6th Jan '13

I don't think its mean. My youngest loves them. She's also a big fan of lemon water.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
6th Jan '13

We gave one to DD a little after she turned one, she laughed but the table of old ladies next to us looked at me like I was beating her.

Clk 2 kids; Dexter, Michigan 12301 posts
6th Jan '13

Our daughter reacted that way with a pickle, but she wanted the pickle. I wouldn't do it just so I can laugh at my child.

Donna Jo Tanner 1 child; Beach Haven, New Jersey 6440 posts
6th Jan '13

I don't think it's mean, my nephew reacted like most of these kids at first but then ate the rest like it was good. He still eats them all the time.

Madi's*Mama Due November 2; 1 child; Holland, Michigan 7391 posts
6th Jan '13
Quoting Clk:" Our daughter reacted that way with a pickle, but she wanted the pickle. I wouldn't do it just so I can laugh at my child."


✩BG Addict +2 1/2 Due October 7; 2 kids; Ashtabula, OH, United States 25713 posts
6th Jan '13

i've let my daughter try lemons before. i knew what would happen, but she wanted them. she tried to keep eating it, but then gave up. lol

i don't think it's mean, as long as you're not forcing the kid to try it.

InkDMomma 35 kids; Clinton Township, Michigan 27418 posts
6th Jan '13

bahahah that video was so cute.

My kids BEGGED and reached for the lemon in my water so I let them have it and they DID NOT like it, I busted out laughing with both of them.

Lisa Holdridge Due April 2 (girl); 2 kids; Derby, United Kingdom 175 posts
6th Jan '13

Whenever I gave my children lemon they wanted to try it. They would put it in their mouths pull the face and shudder then put it back in their mouths. In life you have to try things. I would only think it cruel if it was force fed.

JΔ$ 2 kids; Georgia 84301 posts
status 6th Jan '13

I gave both my kids a lemon. They were a little older than that kid in the video. I knew they wouldn't like it, I just wanted to see their faces:lol: so yeah, I did it to get a good giggle. Sue me.

user banned 1 child; Portland, Maine 20613 posts
6th Jan '13

I can't imagine anyone force feeding a baby lemon lol. I'd think that most people would hand their kids the lemon and they would eventually put it in their mouth like they do with everything else :lol:

Logan,Lilly&Landen's Mom♥ 3 kids; 2 angel babies; Virginia 2989 posts
6th Jan '13

I don't think its mean. I remember when my aunt did it with my little cousin it was cute. I havent done it with my kids though. They are 4 and 14 months.

Ꭶwan♥Nemo Due September 24 (boy); 1 child; Kansas City, Missouri 7526 posts
6th Jan '13

My son loves them. He cries for one when he sees me cutting them. Hes weird. The first time i gave him one trying to get the scrunch face, he just smiled and ATE the whole slice i gave him. Gangsta.