The Brahmin, his wife and his daughter each volunteered to go. Their toddler son seeing his parents cry, took up a straw from the floor and said. “Dad don’t cry. I will kill Baka with this straw”.
Kunti was touched, and felt it was her responsibility to do something. She said. “I have five sons. One of whom is very powerful, who can even possibly finish off the monster. We can send him.”
The host-Brahmin now vehemently opposes this, for he is sure that Bhima would be killed, and he wouldn’t want to be guilty of sending a Brahmin (Bhima and Pandavas were disguised as Brahmins) to murder, even if the alternative means suicide.