6mo meal (part 2)

(31 Posts)
forbiddenfruit85 Tue 11-Dec-12 19:06:18

Sorry for starting another thread on the subject, but there was a comment I wanted to reply to and as it reached 1000 posts I wasn't able to do so.

Also I would have wanted to update the thread/start a new one for when the meal actually happened for people that wanted to know how it went.

whoneedssleepanyway Wed 12-Dec-12 08:25:06

I agree with ff85 but for me it would be selfish reasons of changing dynamic of night out not whether a restaurant is suitable environment for a baby.

I have a friend who has little childcare support. We went for lunch with mutual friends a while back and she brought her baby and it was a nightmare he was fractious she was distracted up and down from table and in and out and she didn't enjoy herself.

Same friend is bringing her baby to our New Year's Eve party he will sleep upstairs but my heart did sink a little but it was that or her not coming.

I know where you are coming from OP.

I went to Vegas without DD1 for 5 nights when she was 8 months...so will join u in bad mother corner.

AlienRefucksLooksLikeSnow Wed 12-Dec-12 09:59:42

Oh fuck not this again hmm

Atthewelles Wed 12-Dec-12 12:40:27

There are occasions when its appropriate to bring your baby along and occasions when it isn't. Unfortunately there are some parents who just cannot tell the difference and are always pitching up to events where the baby is not welcome with a big beam on their face as if they're giving everyone a lovely treat by bringing baby along with them.

ShShShSh Wed 12-Dec-12 14:15:37

I would also agree with another poster who said that usually the type of mothers who insist on bringing their children everywhere, even when they have hte option not to, are usually the type of people who use their children for some attention as they are so lacking in personality otherwise they need the child as a crutch and to maybe some attention they wouldn't have otherwise or to have e conversation topic.

Mathanxiety, I don't believe you have ever lived in Ireland. If you go out for dinner at 8pm on any friday or saturday night in dublin or anywhere else in Ireland it would be very unusual to see people with babies. Maybe at 6pm you would but they would be leaving at 8.

If someone can't get a babysitter or leave their child for whatever reason then the mother would stay at home and look after the baby herself.

AlienRefucksLooksLikeSnow Wed 12-Dec-12 16:51:39

Not the Father then sh? not sure you can speak for the whole of Dublin and beyond?

Atthewelles Wed 12-Dec-12 16:56:08

I'm from Dublin too Alien and agree with Sh. It is not common practice here to bring small children out to restaurants at night time. Particularly if you're going out with a group of adult friends. People who do bring their children out for their evening meal would normally go somewhere quite child friendly eg local Italian and would book a table for late afternoon/early evening and usually be gone by 6.30-7.00.

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