Can i take a 8-10 week old baby to a concert?

(81 Posts)
angeltattoo Thu 13-Dec-12 09:40:02

Please excuse the naivety of a first-time mum!

I am due on 12th April, and there is a concert i would kill to love to go to on 20th June. Obviously I do not know exactly when i'll give birth, but if she arrives between due date and two weeks over, she'll be between 8-10 weeks

My DH says we cannot take a baby that age to a concert. Is he right? I saw a baby at a Rugby match in a big stadium once, it was days old, and slept all through. Although a rock concert will be louder. I was thinking a sling and some ear muffs/hat?!

Am I stupid and idiotic BU?

Opinions of experienced mums appreciated. I hope to be EBF. My mum is close by and could babysit but I think she'll be too young to be away from me, and me from her smile

HairyGrotter Thu 13-Dec-12 09:40:53

What is the concert? I'll need to know that before I can possibly comment further grin

angeltattoo Thu 13-Dec-12 09:41:28

Should say we'll be seated, not in the mosh pit!

Would they even let us in? Would other concert goers hate me? grin

SirSugar Thu 13-Dec-12 09:41:44

Don't be silly; let your mum baby sit

angeltattoo Thu 13-Dec-12 09:42:07

Hi Hairy,

Bruce Springsteen!

She already dances when his songs are playing wink

HairyGrotter Thu 13-Dec-12 09:42:15

I wouldn't hate you for going with a baby, but then I'd be in the pit, opening that fucker right up!

You would need proper ear defenders. I wouldn't do it, because of concerns about her hearing.

MrsKeithRichards Thu 13-Dec-12 09:45:04

No and I'm one of those entitled people that take my baby anywhere but not to a stadium gig.

ArseBandit Thu 13-Dec-12 09:45:58

When my youngest was 5 weeks old I went to see Crosby Stills and Nash. However, it was one of those sit on the grass, picnic affairs with most people over the age of 40, and not really that loud. She slept in a sling the whole time, and barely anyone noticed I even had a baby with me. Not sure about a Springsteen concert though, might be a bit loud'?

KatAndKit Thu 13-Dec-12 09:48:23

No you can't go with a baby. Other people have paid to listen to the concert not listen to a baby.
A rugby match is different - the baby does not impede their view of the match in any way. And is also a daytime event for people of all ages not an evening event for adults.
Sorry but you can't do everything you want when you have a baby. If you hope to ebf then I would also say it is a bit too early. If you are seated then it is hard to get up and walk around with the sling on to settle the baby.

I took my baby to a beer festival at 9 weeks old in a sling and it was fine. But I think an event where the other people have paid to listen to something is different. And I would be surprised if the venue allowed it anyway.

SirSugar Thu 13-Dec-12 09:50:35

Average decibel level at rock concert is approx 115 decibels, to your baby this would be like a massive aeroplane taking off next to him/her - Don't even think about doing it

Personally no, I dont think you should take the baby.

I suspect once your pfb is here, you won't want to anyway smile

Rhinestone Thu 13-Dec-12 09:51:51

No you can't, use your common sense.

You'll damage your baby's hearing for a start. Plus totally unreasonable and selfish to other people. What if she screams all the way through?

scandy Thu 13-Dec-12 09:51:53

I have a 7 week old and I would not take him to a concert. Yes it would be too loud for him, and also he would likely cry throughout thus thoroughly spoiling the fun for everyone. I would however not have a problem with my mum or mother in law babysitting for the evening. That's depending on how you feed him though - if you are exclusively breastfeeding you will have to express enough to last him through the evening which may not be possible.

2rebecca Thu 13-Dec-12 09:52:38

No, it will be no fun for anyone, I agree the noise of a rock concert will ust make her wail. Either get a babysitter or give your ticket to a friend/ relative.

threesocksfullofchocs Thu 13-Dec-12 09:52:59

why would you want to?
poor baby

Please dont. Its too soon, for baby and you. Too loud. Too crowded.

Bruce was here last year. Im sure he will be back again next year!

I guarantee that when you have your baby in your arms you wont care about going anymore! smile

ChocolateCoins Thu 13-Dec-12 09:58:31

Are you actually crazy? confused

Poor baby. angry

bradywasmyfavouritewiseman Thu 13-Dec-12 09:59:35

To be honest OP. Sometimes, when you become a parent, wanting to do something isn't the priority.

this is a bad idea because of the potential damage to your babies ears, chance are baby won't keep ear muffs on and they won't do much sound protection. IF baby sleeps its all good, IF baby doesn't sleep you will end up with alot of pissed off people and probably need to leave, wasting your money and other peoples experience.

Babies are poratble and can go pretty much anywhere. But this is one of the places that is not best for your baby.

MrsKeithRichards Thu 13-Dec-12 10:00:33

Oh and yabu for waiting to see Bruce!

Rindercella Thu 13-Dec-12 10:02:09

I wouldn't personally. I probably wouldn't mind too much if I saw someone with a baby there although I might judge them smile

Leave your baby with your Mum. The baby will be a couple of months old by then and you could always express some milk if you are still ebf.

Good luck. Enjoy your baby and enjoy going to see The Boss (but not both together) grin

Rindercella Thu 13-Dec-12 10:04:44

Just remembered. I went to see Paul Weller at the Albert Hall when DD2 was about 2 months old. There is no way on earth I would have taken her. But I enjoyed it so much - it was great to get out for a few hours. By the time I got home though, my boobs were like Pamela Anderson's!

Tollund Thu 13-Dec-12 10:05:59

I was going to take my very clingy 4 month old to a Metallica gig. The venue were fine with babes in arms and I thought with ear protection it might be alright. Fortunately managed to get a babysitter and went without, thank god! It was the loudest (and most amazing) gig ever and there's no way he would have coped, it would have been mental. As it was we ended up having to leave early anyway and missed half the bloody encore because he just wouldn't settle for the sitter. Am not bitter or anything... wink

Viviennemary Thu 13-Dec-12 10:07:11

Oh no. Another baby glued to the hip person and nobody else's feelings taken into account. No you are not being reasonable. You are not being even remotely sensible.

TwitchyTail Thu 13-Dec-12 10:08:15

Personally I'd consider it an absolute no, because of the risk to the baby's hearing, never even mind the effect on other people. Concerts are ridiculously loud.

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