putting a baby in the oven??

(64 Posts)
phantomnamechanger Sun 05-Jan-14 13:46:26

someone on my local fb selling group has listed a meat roasting dish, pictured in her oven with her BABY laid in it. Obviously the oven is not on! but the baby is a bit twisted to fit and does not look best pleased! Lots of people have called her on this saying it is inappropriate and reported to admin but she says it was just done to show the size of the tin (well unless you actually know the size of the baby, it doesn't really help!)

So just after yr opinion please MNers - is this flippin odd thing to do or perfectly OK??

Juno77 Sun 05-Jan-14 13:47:15


No. Not okay.

onepieceoflollipop Sun 05-Jan-14 13:48:33

strange...is she eccentric?

DameDeepRedBetty Sun 05-Jan-14 13:50:10

In incredibly poor taste, can't really get my head round anyone who might think this was funny.

Weelady77 Sun 05-Jan-14 13:50:13

Strange woman think the pic should be reported!!

MammaTJ Sun 05-Jan-14 13:50:22

Most odd!

phantomnamechanger Sun 05-Jan-14 13:50:57

I don't know her lollipop, but I guess she is either eccentric or the type who's deliberately out to shock. Just seems sick to me, genuinely repulsed by the thought of it! As if your PFB is the first thing you'd think of to show the size of anything!

Impatientwino Sun 05-Jan-14 13:51:21

Every time I think I can't read anything more bizarre on this site it happens!

Did she not have a ruler?

Why did the tin have to be in the oven?


Christmaspuddingaddict Sun 05-Jan-14 13:52:59

Very odd! That said I have seen pictures of a baby in a slow cooker on FB. I thought that was a bit odd too!

RandyRudolf Sun 05-Jan-14 13:55:18

Thank god she wasn't selling her microwave.

phantomnamechanger Sun 05-Jan-14 13:55:43

exactly Impatientwino, its the fact that not only did she think using the baby was a good idea to gauge the size, but also it needed to be seen in situ in the oven! When in fact showing the empty tin in the oven would give an idea of how big it is and anyone interested/worried about it fitting their own oven could make enquiries about the size.

I really don't get how some people think!

LST Sun 05-Jan-14 13:56:31

I have a photo of DS sitting in huge cooking pot, but it was no where near an oven.. How very odd. poor baby sad

I'd report too.

candycoatedwaterdrops Sun 05-Jan-14 13:57:14

Reported for what? It's odd and not funny, she probably thinks she's hilarious though, but not abusive or neglectful.

BertieBowtiesAreCool Sun 05-Jan-14 13:57:33

That's bizarre. I can only imagine she has a bit of an odd sense of humour and thought it was funny.

I'd be worried about sticky food residue or chemicals from oven cleaner or potential gas hanging around. Although the image of a baby in an oven is horrible enough on its own to put me off even considering it!

LST Sun 05-Jan-14 13:57:34

(just for clarification he was nearly 1 and got into the pot on his own accord)

BertieBowtiesAreCool Sun 05-Jan-14 13:58:35

But yes, it's not inherently dangerous. Just unpalatable (if you excuse the pun)

TeaJunky Sun 05-Jan-14 13:59:58

Sickening. Just the sight of it would make my heart pound.

Not exactly sensitive to those who have been/children have been in a fire either hmm

Weelady77 Sun 05-Jan-14 14:01:10

Sw wouldn't take kindly to pics of a baby in an oven!!

ReluctantBeing Sun 05-Jan-14 14:01:15

I wouldn't want to use it for food after a baby has been sitting in it.

phantomnamechanger Sun 05-Jan-14 14:02:01

candy, several people immediately said it was offensive and upsetting, and reported it to admin as being inappropriate. No one has said its abusive or that there is any concern over the baby's welfare.

maybe she did it to see if she would make MN? I have no idea!

Reality Sun 05-Jan-14 14:03:33

I'm going to need a link.

ChatNicknameUnavailable Sun 05-Jan-14 14:05:17

The thought makes me feel a bit Ill. It's in very poor taste.

phantomnamechanger Sun 05-Jan-14 14:05:41

LST yours is rather different, we all know toddlers climb into odd places, mine would empty the toy box and curl up asleep in it!

candycoatedwaterdrops Sun 05-Jan-14 14:07:41

No, I know no one said it was abusive but apart from being a poor taste, crummy joke, I don't see what makes it reportable? I accept that it's only my opinion though.

phantomnamechanger Sun 05-Jan-14 14:08:51

ah, it's gone now - don't know whether she removed it herself due to negative feedback or whether the mods. removed it because they agreed with it being in poor taste.

crazy crazy world!

chrome100 Sun 05-Jan-14 14:18:55

Well I think it's funny...

<<clearly alone in this>>

wallaby73 Sun 05-Jan-14 20:53:30

Most people use a coin to demonstrate "scale".....?!

Primafacie Sun 05-Jan-14 21:08:04

I'm with chrome!

<sits on naughty bench, opens bottle of red>

parakeet Sun 05-Jan-14 21:11:01

Oh lighten up. She was demonstrating the large size of the pot in a light-hearted way.

Should she have added a message to the effect that: "No babies were harmed during the making of this advert" ?

Bodypopper Sun 05-Jan-14 21:11:03

No yeuk and scary the stuff of nightmares like baby crawling into a swimming pool or tumble dryer.

ocelot41 Sun 05-Jan-14 21:11:17

Is it a gag about buns in the oven? Pretty poor taste.

jacks365 Sun 05-Jan-14 21:18:57

I can't get worked up about this in theory however I didn't see the picture and if the baby was in obvious distress as the op suggests then yes it would annoy me

sparklythings01 Sun 05-Jan-14 21:27:25

Very very odd!

sparklythings01 Sun 05-Jan-14 21:27:38

Very very odd!

harriet247 Sun 05-Jan-14 21:30:53

I would report that to social services. Theres something funny there..

LittleBabySqueakSqueak Sun 05-Jan-14 21:31:40

I think it's funny as well. Doesn't mean I'd cook my baby.

snickers251 Sun 05-Jan-14 21:35:13

It's spreading on fb with 12000 likes (you know those things like to slap mum share to save baby type pics)

I would never have thought it was from a selling page just some twat thinking they were funny

Either way ... Wrong!

ImATotJeSuisUneTot Sun 05-Jan-14 21:35:28

DP and his mate had a 'most random place you can settle a teeny baby' competition. His friend won. The baby was fast asleep in a wok.*

*No babies were harmed in the making of this fun. grin

ShadowFall Sun 05-Jan-14 21:40:50

Of course it's not ok. Sounds very uncomfortable for the baby too.

If you want to show how big something is, you use something like a ruler. Aside from the poor taste, it's not like babies are all the same size.

NinjaBunny Sun 05-Jan-14 21:55:20

Can you post a link??

Primafacie Sun 05-Jan-14 22:03:05
SashaOfSiberia Sun 05-Jan-14 22:11:24

I think its funny. This is like those pictures you see online, and something that my DH would do to make me laugh.

It doesn't actually mean she's going to cook the baby. Wouldn't upset me at all.

Primafacie Sun 05-Jan-14 22:18:32

Or more like this grown up version?


Sweetishdelight Sun 05-Jan-14 22:21:01

Well it is weird .... But funny

Primafacie Sun 05-Jan-14 22:26:14

Babies with all the trimmings if you scroll down here


Primafacie Sun 05-Jan-14 22:30:00
Topaz25 Sun 05-Jan-14 22:32:05

Although the baby won't come to any harm it does seem unnecessary and attention seeking to me. It reminds me of this story about a parent who was worried about leaving his baby with the grandparents so they made fun of him by taking a photo of the baby in the oven (includes photo).

The size of a baby is more variable than an oven, one should think... hmm

MostWicked Sun 05-Jan-14 22:36:15

A bit poor taste - like so many jokes are, but reportable to social services? Really?

No harm done, no potential risk of harm.

giggle78 Sun 05-Jan-14 23:49:24

Its just silly.
And that should be the end of it really IMO.

gallicgirl Sun 05-Jan-14 23:55:08

This made me shudder and I usually have a sick sense of humour.

A south African friend told me of an incident where an armed burglar put a baby into the oven and turned it on to extort money from the parents.

A responsible person wouldn't even consider anything so idiotic.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Mon 06-Jan-14 00:14:33
ohmymimi Mon 06-Jan-14 00:20:24

What a lovely clean oven.

oscarwilde Mon 06-Jan-14 00:22:30

Maybe it was one of those weird dolls?

TaraLott Mon 06-Jan-14 00:24:14

Medium rare.

Caitlin17 Mon 06-Jan-14 01:12:02

Why would anyone design, manufacture, distribute, sell , buy and use a roast turkey costume for a baby? Did anyone think they were funny?

Bettercallsaul1 Mon 06-Jan-14 10:53:40

Well, I don't know! We''ve just had a thread; AIBU to want to eat my baby? in which 62 posters unanimously said. they'd love to!

Bettercallsaul1 Mon 06-Jan-14 10:59:08

One specifically mentions the idea of coating her baby in olive oil and covering with foil while father puts on the oven! No-one blinked an eyelid, so it can be funny in the right context!

Bettercallsaul1 Mon 06-Jan-14 10:59:54

One specifically mentions the idea of coating her baby in olive oil and covering with foil while father puts on the oven! No-one blinked an eyelid, so it can be funny in the right context!

liquidstate Mon 06-Jan-14 11:24:54

tis a bit weird.

On the other hand on the farm we put newborn lambs in the bottom oven of the Aga to warm them up (obviously with door open...).

Primafacie Mon 06-Jan-14 12:01:44

My great aunt was born prematurely and was also put in the bottom oven - basically a makeshift incubator. She lived to nearly 100.

notso Mon 06-Jan-14 12:21:13

Some white knuckle pearl clutching going on here!

AmandaCooper Mon 06-Jan-14 12:27:36

Sorry but so what? Report to social services? Distressing for someone who's been in a fire? Honestly I don't know how some of you cope with normal life.

phantomnamechanger Tue 07-Jan-14 17:51:34

fortydoors & primafacie

I'm the OP, that is the exact photo in your links, so it looks like the "seller" was not genuine anyway, it was not her photo of her baby in her dish for sale. Her idea of a joke no doubt. Ah well, I wasn't getting me knickers in a twist I just thought it was a very odd thing to do.

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