Autism-Busting Paleo Book for Babies Pulled Because It Will Kill Them

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Here’s some news that might come as a big surprise to you: A baby cookbook called Bubba Yum Yum written by a TV chef, a mommy blogger and a naturopath may not be as safe as previously thought. Sure, it might stop your baby from developing autism, but only because your baby will be dead. (Better dead than neuroatypical, though, right?) (Wasn’t that the anti-communist slogan back in the 50s?)


Wonkette reports that the book, which was already written and ready for publication, has been shelved forever due to safety concerns. Australian TV Chef Pete Evans and his co-authors first raised red flags when they suggested that instead of feeding a baby formula, which has “too many chemicals,” parents should create their own baby food from “chicken liver and bone broth,” which sounds delicious, but holds more than ten times the maximum Vitamin A that a baby can take, making it a toxic concoction that would likely hurt one’s child. But hey, at least the child wouldn’t be autistic, right? That would be horrible.

Fearing that parents might take the idiotic advice in the book to heart and stop giving their babies actual baby food that has been approved by science and doctors and other people who have degrees in baby-related stuff, the publisher stopped the book from hitting stores in order to save babies everywhere. Or because they wanted to avoid the lawsuits that would inevitably come from the people who actually bought the book.

It turns out that even Evans and co. didn’t really trust that their book would be safe for children. The back page of the book has a disclaimer suggesting that the book may be a hazard to one’s health.

From Wonkette:

Although we in good faith believe that the information provided will help you live a healthier life, relying on the information contained in this publication may not give you the results you desire or may cause negative health consequences.

I had no idea that a disclaimer such as this was even legal. Can we use it for other things as well? I’m going to write a book about playing in traffic as a means of stress reduction and then hand out copies to people I don’t like. And when I’m arrested for murder? Well, I’ll just say that while I believed that the information given would help one live a better life (a shorter one), there were some risks involved.

Bubba Yum Yum will likely be published electronically by Evans and his band of merry murderers, so stay tuned if you regret having a child and want plausible deniability.


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Related to this, my friend (toddler owning) and I (not toddler owning) were discussing baby diets yesterday. Her child is peckish and hates meat, but is absolutely not vegan. Child is a cheese monger.

However, one of her friends feeds her baby a vegan diet. She weaned off breast feeding around 8 months, but now is feeding the child a vegan diet.

Yay/ Nay? Viable? Baby brain good? Baby brain bad? Neither of us have enough knowledge about the subject. My only basis is that you can't feed cats a vegan diet. Which is so not helpful in this matter.