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To take 2 week old DD to a normal cinema screening?

(42 Posts)
curiousgeorgie Wed 10-Jul-13 19:36:37

I want to take DD1 (2.9 years) to monsters inc this weekend.. She's been to the cinema a couple of times, loves monsters inc and will be fine. She asks me whenever the trailer comes on if we can go..

I had DD2 2 weeks ago, she's mostly good except when she wants her bottle she screams until its in her mouth and then has quite a loud snuffle around and conks out again afterwards.

I have no babysitter for her...

Can I take her with DD1 and I to a normal cinema screening? I specially want to make DD1 happy as life has turned upside down with a new baby taking up all my time...

WIBU to do this?

frissonpink Wed 10-Jul-13 19:37:23

No, YANBU, but you're a braver person than me! grin

MortifiedAdams Wed 10-Jul-13 19:39:18

Do they not do a kids screening of it (lighter and quieter)? If not, go for it anyways as long as you are happy to leave with the two of them.if need be.

Alternitively, it might be nice for you and dd1 to have a little alone time if anyone can mind the newborn for a cpuple of hours?

kelda Wed 10-Jul-13 19:39:58

I am surprised you want to go. Sitting in an uncomfortable cinema seat, dealing with a toddler and trying to care for a 2 week old baby, si the least thing I would want to do just two weeks after giving birth.

Give yourself a break and make some microwave popcorn and a fun DVD for her at home.

Oh and congratulations and the birth.

Roshbegosh Wed 10-Jul-13 19:41:18

Don't even think about it, mad idea. For the reasons above.

FluffyDucky Wed 10-Jul-13 19:42:01

Would it not be a bit loud? (I honestly don't know the answer to this, please don't flame me!)
What a lovely idea though to take DD1 smile

mummy1973 Wed 10-Jul-13 19:42:05

Yes I would. I took dd to see the Tweenies show when ds was about 3 wks. He just slept on my lap.

bigTillyMint Wed 10-Jul-13 19:42:25

Probably easier to take a 2wk old than an older baby who will be loudergrin
But what if your DD1 wants to sit on your knee and have a cuddle? Or if you have to change a very smelly nappy right in the middle of the film?

5madthings Wed 10-Jul-13 19:42:28

I took mine at that age, they were bfed and just fed/slept the whole time.

Go to a daytimne/kids screening.

Some cinemas have special parent and baby showings now for babes in arms,etc.

maja00 Wed 10-Jul-13 19:44:23

I'd probably take a breastfed baby as you can just plug a boob in before any screaming starts - but is it going to be a faff trying to get the bottle sorted and feed the baby and deal with your toddler?

I took 2.11 year old DS to Despicable Me really and I needed to be quite on top of keeping him still-ish and quiet-ish, opening drinks, he wanted to get up and down from my lap and out to the loo etc.

ilovepicnmix Wed 10-Jul-13 19:44:28

I took my baby to a normal screening so his big brothers didn't miss out. He was maybe about 7 months old and we'd been at quite a few bring your own baby showings so I was confident he'd sleep after a feed. Would your daughter be devastated if you had to leave if the baby was upset? If not, I'd say give it a go.

StrawberryMojito Wed 10-Jul-13 19:46:19

Depends how placid your dc2 is. How would you handle it if dd2 had a screaming fit? How would dd1 respond if you had to leave half way through the film?

ParadiseChick Wed 10-Jul-13 19:48:01

Yanbu I done it loads with ds2 when he was under 6m and can promise you he did not make a sound

In early for a play during the adverts then feed and sleep in the sling all the way through. Muslin against the ear that wasn't against my chest.

Only difference was my ds 1 was 6 and aware that I might have to pop out with his brother but turns out I didn't have to. I guess you'd baby to take your older one out with you.

But lots of cat bum faces will be along to say its awful and selfish and your baby will ruin it for everyone.

Which isn't true

You know your baby, give it a go

FadBook Wed 10-Jul-13 19:48:06

When I sat through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2 I was pregnant and due about 3 days later and a few times through the film I thought I heard a baby. Couldn't see anything and it didn't bother me - thought I was just going a little bonkers because of my pregnancy.

Right at the end a lady a couple of rows behind me got up and I saw her little newborn all snuggled asleep on her. She smiled at me (due to being pregnant) and I told her I thought I was hearing things when I heard a baby. She'd told me she'd fed him during the screening too and no one had really noticed.

Go for it - it'll be full of kids anyway, so it isn't as if you'll "disturb" them. The Odean do have kids showings, our local one is on a Thursday morning.

Congrats on DD2 smile

ReginaPhilangie Wed 10-Jul-13 19:50:19

It's a kids film, there's going to be loads of kids making noise anyway. My kids are a right PITA when we go to the cinema. "Mummy, I need the toilet," go to the toilet, 5 minutes later, "Mummy I need the toilet again". hmm Your 2 week old will probably make loads less noise than the other kids.

I can't wait to see Monsters' University, we're taking the kids in 2 weeks on my birthday. I think I'm more excited than them. blush grin

ParadiseChick Wed 10-Jul-13 19:52:32

Every time we went, after the film, at least one person would say 'oh I never noticed the baby' grin

ParadiseChick Wed 10-Jul-13 19:54:13

Every time we went, after the film, at least one person would say 'oh I never noticed the baby' grin

IneedAsockamnesty Wed 10-Jul-13 19:54:52

I would find it easier taking a newborn than a 2yo


sonlypuppyfat Wed 10-Jul-13 19:55:06

Why don't you take them when the films been out for a while and its a bit cheaper. Its rotten when you have saved up to see a film its not cheap then someone spoils it for you.

curiousgeorgie Wed 10-Jul-13 19:56:57

I can warm the bottle just before I go in and have it ready to go... I suppose the only thing I didn't think about that's been raised is if I have to leave, DD1 will probably get upset. She's been really good in the cinema the couple of times we've been. I just sit her with a packet of cheddars and her drink and aside from occasionally pointing things on the screen out to me (excitedly!) she was great. But during Madagascar 3 I had to go to the toilet and she really didn't want to go...


ParadiseChick Wed 10-Jul-13 19:58:43

Would she understand having to leave for a while if you spoke to her before hand?

kelda Wed 10-Jul-13 19:59:41

'I would find it easier taking a newborn than a 2yo'

But the OP is planning on taking a newborn AND a 2yo!

badfaketan Wed 10-Jul-13 20:01:09

The baby isn't a problem,I've been taking my 16 week old every week since 6weeks,sits feeds & sleeps,never makes a sound.
Only problem would be needing to nappy change in the middle &taking everyone out.
My worries would be about the older one being able to sit still through a whole film.At that age,mine wouldn't .

Twinkletoes77 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:02:57

I went to The Great Gatsby with DD when she was about a week and a half. Cinema half empty and anyway she slept through first half in sling and I fed her in second half. If you look at the Vue website it specifically says babies in arms are allowed. I'd go if I were you.

Weegiemum Argentina Wed 10-Jul-13 20:03:01

I'd worry about the noise tbh. Young babies have very sensitive hearing.

I wouldn't because she might well pick up a bug, and a caring for a toddler plus a sick baby would just about kill me!

MortifiedAdams Wed 10-Jul-13 20:07:16

worstershire are you posting on the wrong thread?

HooverFairy Wed 10-Jul-13 20:07:53

YANBU, I think it's a good idea as long as your 2yo understands if you need to leave early. If she's fine then go and have a lovely time smile.

Sirzy Wed 10-Jul-13 20:11:31

My only concern would be that if you have to do a nappy change or something it may upset your older daughter - do you have a friend with similar age child that could come with you? at least then you wouldn't need to disturb her.

I took DS to see Dispicable Me 2 the day it came out at a 1pm showing. Because most children will have been at school/nursery it was suprisingly quiet with only about 20 people in and all with young children.

Sirzy Wed 10-Jul-13 20:12:51

I wouldn't because she might well pick up a bug,

Then you don't leave the house at all, and you don't have visitors, or let the 2 year old go anywhere because otherwise she might pick up a bug.

You can't avoid all bugs!

HenriettaPye Wed 10-Jul-13 20:15:25

I done this when DD was about 5 weeks, and DS was 2.5 years!

DD was as good as gold- I had the bottle ready to go incase she needed a feed but she slept snugly on my knee the whole time.

However now she is 11 months it's a different story! I took her with DS to see despicable me and had to leave with her after 10 mins! shock

Xmasbaby11 Wed 10-Jul-13 20:32:47

I took DD to baby cinema every week from about 3 weeks. It was fine. Mostly the babies were all happy and slept. I'm not sure if they lowered the volume.

I think it depends how DD1 can handle it if you have to pop out - it is quite likely in a long showing.

Does your bum not hurt? Mine did for more than two weeks.

I would be more worried about that than about the baby.

curiousgeorgie Wed 10-Jul-13 22:33:37

I had a c section wink

megsmouse Wed 10-Jul-13 22:39:01

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

i think it's too loud.

minibmw2010 Wed 10-Jul-13 22:44:39

Earplugs for baby, off you go smile

Shrugged Wed 10-Jul-13 23:13:03

My only question would be how your older child might react to an enforced exit! Chances are the little one would be fine. Though I would recommend ear protection. My entire NCT group used to take our newborns to morning showings at Wood Green cinema. I had ear defenders for my baby and he slept or fed through.

ProudAS Thu 11-Jul-13 06:48:27

Could you go with a friend so dd1 doesnt have to be disturbed if baby needs taking out.

" 'I wouldn't because she might well pick up a bug',

Then you don't leave the house at all, and you don't have visitors, or let the 2 year old go anywhere because otherwise she might pick up a bug.

You can't avoid all bugs!"

Not what I'm saying.... I'm saying I wouldn't take a 2 week old to the cinema. I quite happily took dd out and about, and had visitors, but sitting in a confined space for a very long time with a lot of people is rather more exposure than average. Just me perhaps. We all know that exposure to bugs is good for babies immune systems but at 2 weeks old picking up something nasty can be serious.

Not sure why I got leaped on for saying what I did confused. It's hardly controversial.

MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavour Thu 11-Jul-13 11:47:40

Personally I wouldn't, but I think as long as you are prepared to leave straight away if she starts making a noise then it's fine

Ah. Then yes, I would consider it. Babies that tiny wouldn't be a problem.

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