Funny looks?

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  1. special_kala

    special_kala love my bugs

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    Does anyone get any funny looks from people when they mention things about your LO?

    for example,

    Im taking River to baby signing classes and everyone i have mentioned it to have looked at me like a loon!

    Im looking at using amber necklace when she is teething and also get the loon look for this

    anyone else?
     
  2. AP

    AP Well-Known Member
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    Yup- i get the looks when i tell them i might do baby massage.

    also get the looks when i tell them alex is 24 weeks old (but shes meant to be 12!)
     
  3. Scally

    Scally Well-Known Member

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    Yep i definitely get it with the amber necklaces. I find that the older generation always look like that when talking about colic, infacol and dr brown bottles!
     
  4. louise1302

    louise1302 mum to FIVE boys :)

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    i do baby signing and he wears an amber necklace, i also wear him even hought hes 23 lbs lol, i get the madwoman look all the time
     
  5. bloodbinds

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    I can't wait to go to baby signing classes! My sister did it and it was brill! So luckily my family already know all about it so i hope i wont be getting any funny looks! Lol

    Never heard of the amber necklace, what is this? Any good?
     
  6. bonbon

    bonbon Mum to Seb born nov09

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    The other thing I get funny looks for is the reusable nappies that Seb wears. And everyone seems to think that I want to hear their opinion about the pros and cons of them!
    Baby singing is great for their communication and speech dev. so good for you!
     
  7. special_kala

    special_kala love my bugs

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    what is baby wearing? do you not use a pushchair at all?

    i do find our pushchair (as lovely as it is) a bit of a hinderence at times and prefer using our carrier
     
  8. TigerLady

    TigerLady CaveTiger Clan Mama

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    OOO!! Babywearing is the BEST!! Check out the natural parenting section. But basically you get slings or carriers that allow you to carry them instead of using prams. I have almost NEVER used my pram. I carry my LO in a sling or a mai tei.

    I get crazy looks all the time about:
    babywearing
    BLW
    Co-sleeping
    Paying $20 for Sophie the Giraffe
    Wanting to do cloth bums part time

    :rofl:

    Here is a pic of me wearing Otter and there is another one of him in the ring sling in my siggie.
    https://i758.photobucket.com/albums/xx223/TigerLady_Otter/IMG_1246.jpg
     
  9. Elysian1c0

    Elysian1c0 Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, all the time.
    I say I breastfeed, people look surprised or like I gave them TMI.
    I say I carry him in a sling, they say, what's that? (I hate using his stroller or "pushchair")
    I say he sleeps next to me at night, they look at me like they feel bad for me...
    I say I want to try to infant toilet train, they practically laugh in my face.

    I'm not even gonna mention being interested in baby-led weaning. I anticipate angry responses...
    Do you know that EVERYONE (practically) lectured me and OH about OUR DECISION not to circumcise OUR CHILD. I mean, a full on lecture...followed by pleading to PLEASE get him snipped.



    UGH.
     
  10. GersPrincess

    GersPrincess Mummy of 3, soon to be 4!

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    I get them all the time, but for things I would class as normal!
    ie.. I breastfeed,
    I get in the bath with Emily every night, play with her, sing to her a read her one of her bath books
    I baby massage her every night
    I wash and dry her face after every nap (I always feel grotty after a nap, so she might too)
    I use cotton wool & warm water & not baby wipes
    We read books together
    I talk to her constantly
    Oh, and we start a baby book rhymetime thing at our library on mon and I cant wait

    Apparently all these things mean I'm a "hippie" parent!!!!
     
  11. Kitten

    Kitten Mummy to Theakston & Nyah

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    Oh yeah, same as the others really. I'm mad for:

    - breastfeeding
    - having him sleep in my room
    - occasionally co-sleeping
    - waiting until 6 months to wean him (heaven forbid!!)
    - BLW
    - babywearing
    - swimming lessons
    - following his lead rather than implementing a routine
    - amber necklace

    I could go on, basically I'm a fruitcake but I have a baby that rarely cries and loves his mum to bits so I couldn't give a monkeys hehe.
     
  12. petal040

    petal040 Guest

    I get them too :)
     

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