Sunday, April 22, 2012

Baby's first festival! Alicia Silverstone and husband Christopher Jarecki take Bear to Coachella

By Daily Mail Reporter

Alicia Silverstone may be a slightly controversial mother, but baby Bear is sure to grow up enjoying the outdoor life as her little family headed to Coachella this weekend.

The actress, who sparked controversy by admitting she chews her 11-month-old son's food before passing it from her mouth to his, looked like she was having an excellent family outing at the festival in California.

And although Bear couldn't hear any of the music as his 35-year-old mother kept his young ears protected, the youngster looked like he was having the time of his life.

Adorable: Alicia Silverstone and son Bear Blu Jarecki enjoy the sunshine at Coachella

Alicia was also joined by her husband of almost seven years, Christopher Jarecki.

Speaking for the first time since sparking a firestorm of controversy by posting a video of herself chewing Bear Blu's food before passing it from her mouth to his, the star called the practice 'adorable', adding that it 'makes me laugh'.

Ms Silverstone said she has no regrets about publicly portraying how she feeds Bear, her son with rock musician husband Chris Jarecki, even though many medical practitioners say it is unhygienic and can cause bacteria and viruses to be passed from mother to baby.

Denim family: Christopher Jarecki puts a protective arm around his wife and son as they wander the fields around the festival

Over there! Bear's attention is grabbed as he and mother Alicia check out Coachella

The actress, 35, was asked about her actions at an audience Q&A with director Amy Heckerling following a screening of Clueless and her upcoming film Vamps at the Brooklyn Academy of Art and Music on Saturday night.

Asked if chewing her food and then passing it open-mouth to her son was in the spirit of Cher Horowitz, the ditzy character she played in Clueless, Ms Silverstone launched into a lengthy defence of the practice.

Yummy mummy: Alicia looks years younger than her 35-years at Coachella

She said: 'People have been feeding their kids that way for thousands for years.

It's a weaning process. Honestly, when I posted the video I was not thinking, so maybe I was like Cher! I think it's adorable and it makes me laugh every time he does it.

'He attacks my mouth and I think it's adorable. He also knows how to use his hands and he also eats regular food so when babies are weaning, he still breastfeeds. Some people think that's disgusting too which is insane.'



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