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Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

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usuk2004
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Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

I just really wish they'd let some people use their own common sense instead of publishing such alarmist stuff for the sake of content on their website...Chat Icon

Foods to avoid at 4th July BBQs

Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day
• Pre-made salads: Steer clear of store-bought salads and side dishes that contain mayonnaise or egg-based dressings, like potato salad, some pasta salads, and coleslaw. They may have been improperly stored, and can harbor salmonella and listeria. Homemade salads with mayo and egg-based dressings are okay, as long as you know they've been properly prepared (with pasteurized or cooked eggs) and refrigerated, and haven't been left out in the sun.

• Hot dogs: It's safe to enjoy a hot dog, provided it's fresh off the grill or has otherwise been cooked until steaming hot (to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit) to kill bacteria that may be present. But because hot dogs are generally high in nitrates, as well as fat and sodium, they're best as an occasional treat.

• Burgers and other grilled meat or fish: If you're offered a burger or other grilled or barbecued meat, chicken, pork, or fish, make sure it's cooked well done and not pink in any areas. E. coli and toxoplasma can lurk in undercooked meats.

Note: Because of concerns about mercury in fish, the FDA recommends limiting yourself to 12 ounces (about two servings) of fish a week, and avoid some kinds of fish altogether. For more information, see our article on eating fish safely during pregnancy.

• Raw sprouts: Don't garnish your burger or salad with alfalfa or other raw sprouts. They can be an E. coli hazard.

Posted 7/2/09 11:48 AM
 
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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

i don't think they are being alarmist... the only thing on here that i think is silly is this:

"• Hot dogs: It's safe to enjoy a hot dog, provided it's fresh off the grill or has otherwise been cooked until steaming hot (to at least 165 degrees Fahrenheit) to kill bacteria that may be present. But because hot dogs are generally high in nitrates, as well as fat and sodium, they're best as an occasional treat."

i never understood the worry about hot dogs, my OB never said a word about them and i ate a lot during my first pregnancy.

all the other advice makes sense to me - eat food that you know hasn't gone bad and is cooked all the way through.

Posted 7/2/09 11:50 AM
 

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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

Wow.........so go to the BBQ - but please don't eat anything!!!
I can't stomach overcooked meat and have been eating my steaks rare to medium this whole pregnancy...and I can't imagine not having a hot dog or some macaroni salad at a BBQ...Chat Icon

Posted 7/2/09 11:51 AM
 

sleepie76
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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

they should have titled it "how to be the most annoying guest at a bbq"


Can you tell me was this salad homemade ?
Was this made with pastuerized eggs or do you have chickens in your backyard ?
Also, could you tell me how long it sat out before it was refrigerated ?

I'll have a hot dog, but only if you can guarantee it's fully cooked.






Posted 7/2/09 11:54 AM
 

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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

Posted by Gertyrae

Wow.........so go to the BBQ - but please don't eat anything!!!
I can't stomach overcooked meat and have been eating my steaks rare to medium this whole pregnancy...and I can't imagine not having a hot dog or some macaroni salad at a BBQ...Chat Icon



haha i thought the same thing..."So, we know that you already are on restrictions, but, we thought we would give you one more kick in the a$$ reminder...Happy 4th of July!!!!"

Posted 7/2/09 11:55 AM
 

4PsInaPod
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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

I just go this email too... & I thought....

I'm having a burger---- it's always well done
I'm having potato salad & macaroni salad

I don't like sprouts lol


Posted 7/2/09 11:55 AM
 

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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

Posted by sleepie76

they should have titled it "how to be the most annoying guest at a bbq"





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Posted 7/2/09 11:56 AM
 

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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

Posted by sleepie76

they should have titled it "how to be the most annoying guest at a bbq"


Can you tell me was this salad homemade ?
Was this made with pastuerized eggs or do you have chickens in your backyard ?
Also, could you tell me how long it sat out before it was refrigerated ?

I'll have a hot dog, but only if you can guarantee it's fully cooked.




add to that list...

"please have lots of water for me to drink, cause i can't enjoy any of the other fun stuff the rest of you will be having...."

i'm not bitter, not at all Chat Icon

Posted 7/2/09 12:01 PM
 

bellaluna
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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

Chat Icon and don't breathe because there might me toxins in the air. I find a lot of information on the internet , pregnancy related or otherwise, can cause more harm then good.

Posted 7/2/09 12:03 PM
 

4PsInaPod
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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

Posted by Bean08

Posted by sleepie76

they should have titled it "how to be the most annoying guest at a bbq"


Can you tell me was this salad homemade ?
Was this made with pastuerized eggs or do you have chickens in your backyard ?
Also, could you tell me how long it sat out before it was refrigerated ?

I'll have a hot dog, but only if you can guarantee it's fully cooked.




add to that list...

"please have lots of water for me to drink, cause i can't enjoy any of the other fun stuff the rest of you will be having...."

i'm not bitter, not at all Chat Icon



Right? ohhhhh how I would enjoy a nice cold glass of honeymoon! I think baby would enjoy it Chat Icon

Posted 7/2/09 12:03 PM
 

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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

Posted by sleepie76

they should have titled it "how to be the most annoying guest at a bbq"


Can you tell me was this salad homemade ?
Was this made with pastuerized eggs or do you have chickens in your backyard ?
Also, could you tell me how long it sat out before it was refrigerated ?

I'll have a hot dog, but only if you can guarantee it's fully cooked.




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Posted 7/2/09 12:04 PM
 

Bean08
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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

Posted by DPerotti


Right? ohhhhh how I would enjoy a nice cold glass of honeymoon! I think baby would enjoy it Chat Icon



You and me both! I haven't tried the honeymoon, but I LOVE blue moon, so I bet that one would make me quite happy too. That's the only time I get jealous of dh having a drink - when it's a beautiful pint of blue moon Chat Icon

Posted 7/2/09 12:05 PM
 

4PsInaPod
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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

Posted by Bean08

Posted by DPerotti


Right? ohhhhh how I would enjoy a nice cold glass of honeymoon! I think baby would enjoy it Chat Icon



You and me both! I haven't tried the honeymoon, but I LOVE blue moon, so I bet that one would make me quite happy too. That's the only time I get jealous of dh having a drink - when it's a beautiful pint of blue moon Chat Icon



OMG, if you love regular blue moon, you would love honeymoon for the summer! It's delicious! my Dad brought over a 6 pack during memorial day, he drank two and the other 4 have been sitting my fridge, it's pure torture! lol

Posted 7/2/09 12:07 PM
 

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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

Like debbie downer from SNL

"I would love to try your macaroni salad, but afraid the listeria may kill my child." wah wah

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Posted 7/2/09 12:09 PM
 

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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

Posted by DPerotti

Posted by Bean08

Posted by DPerotti


Right? ohhhhh how I would enjoy a nice cold glass of honeymoon! I think baby would enjoy it Chat Icon



You and me both! I haven't tried the honeymoon, but I LOVE blue moon, so I bet that one would make me quite happy too. That's the only time I get jealous of dh having a drink - when it's a beautiful pint of blue moon Chat Icon



OMG, if you love regular blue moon, you would love honeymoon for the summer! It's delicious! my Dad brought over a 6 pack during memorial day, he drank two and the other 4 have been sitting my fridge, it's pure torture! lol



Guess I'll have to wait til summer 2010 Chat Icon unless of course...I buy some now and hide it until December!

Posted 7/2/09 12:09 PM
 

Ian&EmmesMommy23
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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

i got the same email. i definitely dont agree. ill just sit in the shade eating my celery stick then.

Posted 7/2/09 12:12 PM
 

Gertyrae
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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

Posted by ShhhhTTC

i got the same email. i definitely dont agree. ill just sit in the shade eating my celery stick then.



Be careful with that celery stick...it could have e coli!!!!Chat Icon

Posted 7/2/09 12:14 PM
 

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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

I just got this in my email too & thought "wow, I better bring a PB&J sandwich with me to the BBQ's" I definately do not follow all the "rules" out there but this will freak so many out!

Posted 7/2/09 12:19 PM
 

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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

Posted by Kissy331

I just got this in my email too & thought "wow, I better bring a PB&J sandwich with me to the BBQ's" I definately do not follow all the "rules" out there but this will freak so many out!



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Actually, I've seen some homemade mayo-based salads at several events.... I would rather have store-bought.... Chat Icon

Posted 7/2/09 12:32 PM
 

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Posted by sleepie76

Like debbie downer from SNL

"I would love to try your macaroni salad, but afraid the listeria may kill my child." wah wah



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Posted 7/2/09 12:36 PM
 

Waste06
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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

Note to self: Delete the email from Babycenter.com when I get home. It fails to tell me anything I want to hear.


I follow my own rules. Rules which are loosely based on my OB's guidelines. I'm a rebel! Chat Icon

Posted 7/2/09 1:56 PM
 

Peainapod
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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

jesus..just stick me in a cage with bread and water for 9 mos...Chat Icon Chat Icon

common sense dictactes that if my burger is bleeding, i wont eat it. i will eat a hot dog and i like them well done anyway. and i ate macaroni salad from the deli..am i going to mommy hell??


Posted 7/2/09 2:06 PM
 

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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

I think there are so VALID concerns to be aware of when PG. Just like I would not eat a potato salad that stayed out for 2+ hours. Does anyone eat burgers that stayed out for a while? That's how people get sick. PG or not.

Posted 7/2/09 2:28 PM
 

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Is it just me or is anyone else hungry for a hot dog, hamburger & potato salad?Chat Icon

Posted 7/2/09 2:29 PM
 

Gertyrae
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Re: Has Babycenter lost their minds!?!?!

Posted by lorich

Is it just me or is anyone else hungry for a hot dog, hamburger & potato salad?Chat Icon



LOL!!!! I just told DH that I want hamburgers for dinner!!Chat Icon

Posted 7/2/09 2:36 PM
 
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