Saturday, September 02, 2006

The Narcotic Characteristics of Apples

Twice in three days, my child has fallen asleep while eating apples. Granted, he occasionally drops off when I give him a bottle, as do most children. But this is the first time I've experienced zonking out in the highchair while mid-chew.

He did it two nights ago in a restaurant with the store-bought baby food (we went to the restaurant unexpectedly, so Chris ducked into a grocery store for the emergency provisions.) Then it happened again tonight with the homemade variety.

Weird.

5 comments:

Sophie said...

Hmm... strange apples.... sounds like Snow White!!

eaf said...

Yes, but fortunately, he does wake up again. So far...

Amy said...

Hmm, I remember reading a long time ago in Emily's Runaway Imagination or one of those books, that rotten apples make pigs drunk. Maybe it has the saem effect on babies!

Jessey said...

I have also heard that rotten apples make pigs drunk. Apple wine.
Nice.

Jason said...

Ruminants like cows convert the sugar in apples to alcohol, so you can get a cow drunk by feeding them apples. I don't think that applies to pigs, though. The kids probably get a sudden spike in blood sugar, then a sudden drop once the insulin kicks in.