Could we maybe have a baby topic?

(8 Posts)
RooneyMara Thu 07-Mar-13 18:46:33

This seems ridiculous and I might have just missed it, in the 6 years I've been here but shouldn't we have one of these?

There's behaviour/development but it covers all ages so you get baby threads next to 9yo threads and so on...it doesn't feel specific enough to me.

I'd love somewhere just devoted to newish, say under a year, babies - it'd be great for first timers as well as us old gets ones who have done it all before but forgotten how blush

Thankyou thanks

HelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 08-Mar-13 10:35:16

Thanks for the suggestion.

In the past, when this has come up, folks have said they quite like the idea of having the more broadly focused Parenting and Behaviour/Development topics, as parents with older children - who've been there and worn the T-shirt - can also add their tuppence ha'penny on baby threads.

There are also the Postnatal Clubs for those who've just had a baby and want to share the delights and sleepless nights.

But obviously we're always open to change. What do other folks think?

scaevola Fri 08-Mar-13 10:50:59

I think there are already a lot of 'baby' topics already: not just behaviour, parenting and post-natal clubs, but also breast/bottle feeding, weaning, sleep, preemies, and the product ones (monitors, slings etc). And of course all the posts that end up in chat or AIBU for traffic.

There are loads of underused topics: if some/all of these were rolled up into one 'baby' topic, then it might be a good idea. If not, it's just leaving more places for tumbleweed.

youmaycallmeSSP Fri 08-Mar-13 22:38:31

I'd really like a baby and toddler topic. If it rolled up breast/bottle feeding, sleep and some of the other baby-focused topics it would be a very active topic.

youmaycallmeSSP Fri 08-Mar-13 22:39:16

Oops, overuse of the word 'topic' there grin

DukeSilver Sat 09-Mar-13 09:20:26

I think what with all the more specific topics (breast and bottle feeding, weaning, sleeping, development ect) a baby topic would be barely used.

BumgrapesofWrath Sat 09-Mar-13 09:31:44

Definitely should have a baby topic, as I always feel like posting in breast and bottle feeding with non-feeding problems, as I don't feel any of the other areas are suitable either

RooneyMara Sat 09-Mar-13 11:11:43

Thanks a lot for everyone's comments and thankyou Helen for considering it.

I agree that it's quite hard to know where to post about tiny baby issues as they tend to be pretty specific to actual, well, tiny babies - there's a newborn thread running at the moment which loads of people have posted on, and everything people have said is a specifically newborn 'thing', it's not an advice thread but it kind of illustrates how these little creatures are almost a different species from older children.

I don't mind - I can use B&D topic for most things - but having a baby specific one would be great. And even then a toddler one, I think there's already one for teenagers isn't there?

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