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to think this is a revolting term?

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Mibby Wed 07-Sep-11 15:35:12

I was just talking to a neighbour who informed me her friend has just had a 'blubba bubba'. Meaning a new baby who was 8lb 6oz. Is it me? or is this just an awful thing to call a baby?

HeifferunderConstruction Wed 07-Sep-11 15:38:14

I'd probably laugh like 'what?'

'babbi' instead of baby is also a shootable offence

Vallhala Wed 07-Sep-11 15:41:58

There are worse things a person could say. The spelling of "blubber" offends me more than the expression though I'm flinching at "bubba" too.

If she'd have said "A blubber bubba" I'd have only had one thing to flinch at. grin

planetpotty Wed 07-Sep-11 15:43:11


Put simply this makes me sad

Rowena8482 Wed 07-Sep-11 15:59:30

oooerrr! My smallest one was 8lb 4.5oz hmm

StrandedBear Wed 07-Sep-11 16:02:24

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worraliberty Wed 07-Sep-11 16:03:34

Aww I think it's quite cute grin

aldiwhore Wed 07-Sep-11 16:03:54

Blubba bubba? Could almost understand if the baby was 18lbs!! But 8? That's within normal healthy range isn't it?

The term doesn't offend me but I'd probably judge anyone who used it to be a bit of a knob.

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 07-Sep-11 16:04:17

Never heard that phrase in my life. Did you ask neighbour if they were auditioning for Bill and Ben?..... hmm

Crosshair Wed 07-Sep-11 16:04:30

I was 9lb 7, hate to think what I was called. grin

workedoutforthebest Wed 07-Sep-11 16:07:07

Oh, I thought you meant 'blubba' as in a crying baby. I didn't realise you meant a big baby!

It's a bit vicki pollardish but endearing at the same time grin

zukiecat Wed 07-Sep-11 16:07:16

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aldiwhore Wed 07-Sep-11 16:12:55

I guess I wouldn't dream of referring to a smaller baby as skinny, so I don't like the blubber terminology, but I'm an ex'fat and sensitive!

My eldest was 7.5lbs, very long, quite skinny (overbaked) and resembled a rubber chicken. My youngest, bang on time, 8.4lbs, short rugby ball squidgy plump thing.

I think its ME who's maybe BU!!! I don't like the term blubba.

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 07-Sep-11 16:19:37

There's scope for more variants.... Would a particularly pink, squashy baby be a 'Hubba Bubba'? A baby that doesn't like sailing might be a 'Land-lubber Bubba'... And the baby that falls off the changing mat without injury might be a 'Rubber Bubba'. wink

GrownUpNow Wed 07-Sep-11 16:19:54

I prefer the term chunky monkey for my son who was born 9 lbs 9oz. In fact I call them both that now still, but it's an affectionate term, whereas I'd associate blubber with being more offensive. Dunno why.

It is the use of the word 'bubba' that offends me most in all that.

Hideous expression.

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 07-Sep-11 16:21:45

A baby that looks a lot like other babies... 'I can't beleive it's not Bubba'

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 07-Sep-11 16:22:34

A big eater... 'Loves his Grubba Bubba'

dickiedavisthunderthighs Wed 07-Sep-11 16:22:54



Cogito enough!

<blocks eyes>

Illegitimate Wed 07-Sep-11 16:25:17

Bubba shudder

My baby was nearly 9lbs and is known as 'the tank' or the big giant fat hippo'

madmomma Wed 07-Sep-11 16:26:26

fat packet! grin

Fatshionista Wed 07-Sep-11 16:26:34

DD1 was 9lb 8oz and lovely. Just called her DD1.
DD2 was 8lb 11oz and a chunk. I call her DD2. DP calls her 'Chunk' or 'Tubs'. To be fair you need a map to manoeuvre her rolls and she's now 29lb at 9 months.

Are Chunk and Tubs bad? wink

CogitoErgoSometimes Wed 07-Sep-11 16:27:39

My Dad referred once to naked baby DS (who was a podgy little thing) as 'an oven ready turkey'..... and he wasn't that wide of the mark. <am over it now, honest emoticon>

OTheHugeRaveningWolef Wed 07-Sep-11 16:28:47

A pretty baby - a hubba bubba?


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