A mother in England decided it was time to introduce her daughter to the highly addictive world of spicy chili peppers. The mother was sitting in front of the boob tube when she handed her six-month-old a jalapeño off her plate.
The curious toddler puts the chili in her mouth and begins to chew, before she spits it out and begins crying.
The kid then decides she is intrigued by the hot pepper, and is willing to pick it up off the floor and take another bite.
Feeding your baby hot peppers is definitely not something people should “do for the vine.” Although, according to an NBC report, children over six months can “handle almost anything” when it comes to food (as long as it’s not a choking hazard), and parents are encouraged to “bring on the spicy foods”—just make sure to wean the child on to spice.
Dr. Jatinder Bhatia, a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics’ nutrition committee, tells NBC, “Parents should view this as a chance to encourage children to embrace healthy eating habits and introduce them to their culture and heritage.”
The babe in the video above will undoubtedly go on to make her mother proud. The little one will graduate to Scotch bonnets, explore the world of Sichuan and Thai food, sign up for a monthly hot sauce subscription, and seek out Anglo-Indian phall curry and hot wing challenges across the nation.