Not to force my 11mo to crawl round Asda after me while I shop, and sod him if he can't keep up?

(24 Posts)
JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 04-Dec-12 20:46:19

Because Asda's resident checkout childcare expert thinks so. She asked how old he was, and then said: "Bit old to be carried everywhere, isn't he?" I just said "Well, fingers crossed he'll be walking soon", trying to be friendly, and just got a hmm in reply.

I wouldn't mind it it was friendly curiosity. It wasn't - I was well and truly Judged.

kinkyfuckery Tue 04-Dec-12 20:47:22

Do you think she was maybe suggesting you put him in a trolley?

Sirzy Tue 04-Dec-12 20:48:11

Well I am quite impressed you can manage to do shopping while holding an 11 month old (unless they were in a sling of course)

Zimbah Tue 04-Dec-12 20:50:01

If you carry him now he'll grow to expect it. Do you want to be carrying a 20yo man on your back round Asda? You're making a rod for your own back.

Make him walk, and while you're at it teach him to carry the bags to the car for you.

LavenderPots Tue 04-Dec-12 20:51:23

she probably thought would be easier with pram / trolley - i would only carry mine round shops if screamy / hungary, though i guess it depends if their was someone else with you or if you where doing a lot of shopping or only going for bread

victoriaplum01 Tue 04-Dec-12 20:53:29

Oh dear OP! Are you sure she didn't just mean it would have been easier for you with a trolley? I put DD2 (9mo) in a trolley even if I'm just buying one thing because she's bloody heavy!!

Zimbah PMSL!!

Sirzy Tue 04-Dec-12 20:55:46

lol Zimbah

DS (3) 'helps' bring bags of shopping into the kitchen. Somehow he always manages to pick the bag with the eggs in! you would have thought I would have learnt by now

SandyChick Tue 04-Dec-12 20:57:20

A bit old to be carried at 11 MONTHS shock

JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 04-Dec-12 20:59:49

Sorry - should have been clearer, he was in a sling, but only because I only had to get a couple of things and couldn't be bothered with the buggy.

grin Zimbah. What worries me is how I'll fit a 20yo in a cot.

Is he a big 11 months confused?

apostrophethesnowman Tue 04-Dec-12 21:01:35

I think you've misunderstood what she meant. I think she meant that he would be better in a pram or a trolley.

The other thing to consider is she may have thought he was much older than he looked. I know my daughter used to get strange looks when she carried her son around - or even when he was in the pram when he was about two years old. He was a big boy for his age.

victoriaplum01 Tue 04-Dec-12 21:04:10

In that case, I'm definitely confused too! He was in a baby sling...which is designed for carrying babies...and he's a baby??! WTF!

Ah, leave him to crawl after you and see the look on Judgypants face when they have to put out a lost child announcement over the tannoy...

CheungFun Tue 04-Dec-12 21:05:11

Oh dear...Zimbah I thought you were being serious for a moment <sleep deprived> grin

mrskeithrichards Tue 04-Dec-12 21:06:48

Ah it's that new fangled fad craze of carrying your baby.

RainbowsFriend Tue 04-Dec-12 21:07:01

I get those sort of comments too - I sling DD (18 months) on my back as she's a right PITA in the trolley trying to grab everything, or wanting "down" or "up" every 5 seconds. In the sling she's happy unless we pass bananas or the chocolate aisle. Then she's happy again trying to insert said banana or chocolate bar into my ear for the next 10 minutes grin

Ignore smile

Finallygotaroundtoit Tue 04-Dec-12 21:08:47

Some people are deeply offended by the sight of a baby in a sling.

No idea why confused

abbierhodes Tue 04-Dec-12 21:18:53

You sure she didn't just mean he looked heavy? I've only ever had a tiny baby in a sling myself, so if I saw you with a bigger baby, I'd think it looked like hard work andd wonder why you weren't using the trolley/pram.
I wouldn't be judging you, though, just empathising.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Tue 04-Dec-12 21:24:42

Nope to the sympathy, this was a proper cat bum mouth, 18 carat Judge.

Cah.

Alisvolatpropiis Wed 05-Dec-12 10:43:19

11months? You should have him doing the shopping for you by now whilst you wait in the cafe having a cup of coffee grin

The woman is an idiot,he's still a baby fgs!

BartletForTeamGB Wed 05-Dec-12 10:49:58

Zimbah, grin

2yo DS always wants to carry things, the heavier and bulkier the better, as we wander round shops, so I am getting him to work hard. You'd approve. smile

ghoulelocks Wed 05-Dec-12 11:15:12

Send her my way where she can meet an irritable pregnant woman (34 weeks) carrying a 2.5 yr old because she enjoys doing so as he's warm and fun. She won't understand but she may be wary of commenting in the future.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Funny, I always presumed that you got your shopping delivered by Waitrose. grin

Seriously, who carries a baby? That's crazy talk. Ain't nobody got time for that.

JesusInTheCabbageVan Wed 05-Dec-12 18:46:24

Baroness depends. For naice ham: Waitrose. Cabbages for me van: farmers' market. For toffee yum yums, got to be Asda.

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