Expert Says Honey Boo Boo's Family Needs A Lot Of Education

August 29, 2012 By:
Expert Says Honey Boo Boo's Family Needs A Lot Of Education

There are so many disturbing things about this family that I don’t know where to start.

Alana “Honey Boo Boo Child” – the child pageant star made famous by the TLC series “Toddlers & Tiaras" – is a bit of a train wreck. But, judging by her sister’s behavior, she might just be a product of her surroundings.

While attending the Sparkle and Shine Pageant, Honey Boo Boo’s older sisters Anna "Chickadee" Shannon and Lauryn “Pumpkin” spent some time with Anna’s newborn daughter, Kaitlyn.

As evidenced by their actions, these girls need a little life help…

Now, Kaitlyn just so happens to have two thumbs on her right hand, but that’s not the questionable part of the scene… What’s raising our eyebrows is Lauryn, who is feeding the one-month-old from a can of Moutain Dew Code Red.

Photos capture Pumpkin dipping the baby’s pacifier in a can of Mountain Dew and putting the pacifier back in the child's mouth.

Hollyscoop spoke with celebrity parenting expert Dr. Tanya Remer Altmann, who told us more or less what we already know… Mountain Dew and babies is a hardcore no-no.

"A healthy baby does not need caffeine and sugar and in fact it is not good for an infant,” said Altmann. “It can lead to childhood obesity and other health complications.”

In addition to the complications that introducing an infant to high levels of caffeine can cause down the line, Altmann emphasized that there is a reason that babies only drink milk… Because, unlike soda, it has nutrients that babies’ brains need to grow, along with all their other parts.

“Breast milk is obviously the best for an infant. This family needs a lot of education," she said, emphasizing her concern that anyone would think this is a good idea.

The family’s day-in-the-antics have earned them a brand new television series spinoff “Here Comes Boo Boo,” which passes the point of exhibition and steers toward freak show. The new series airs Wednesdays at 10/9 c.

Honey Boo Boo, all I can say is “Why? Whhhhhhy?”