I know no one will likely read this when there is less than 12 hours to the iPhone show and this post has nothing to do with iPhones but this article rather shocked me. Obese at 18 months It's not just that this little girl is fat, it's the absolute idiocy of her mother that really galls. The girl mostly just eats chips (french fries), and her poor mother would like to feed her better food, but the girl "refuses." Stupid me, I always thought that the average mother can usually dictate the terms to the average 18 month old baby. This is the best part, the mother is quoted later on as saying that the baby does get some "healthy food" as she "ate a massive bowl of mashed potato the other day." Oh and the baby eats crisps (potato chips), chocolate and drinks Coca-Cola between meals. WTF? As far as I'm concerned anyone who feeds Coca-Cola to an 18 month old baby should be arrested. The lady goes on to say she isn't worried at all because there are "no big people" in the family, so there is of course no reason to expect her to grow up overweight. Now it's hard to tell how much this lady is overweight, but it's pretty clear that she is quite "big" herself. There is just so much wrong with this scenario it's hard to know where to start! From denial of obvious facts, to ridiculous "magical thinking" (the baby likes chips because the mother does apparently), and from a complete misunderstanding of what "healthy food" is, to the idea that Coca-Cola is okay for a baby. As an ex-pat British citizen this lady makes me deeply ashamed of my mother country and where it's got to today. She's probably smoking ciggies and having a pint while she feeds the kid chips. Arghhh!!!