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aibu to not want to sit in a tent to bf my baby at kiddicare?

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inneedofsomehelpplz Sun 07-Jul-13 10:50:44

went to kiddicare with my dh & dc & had lunch whilst we were there, baby woke up so i bf her in the main restaraunt area and male member of staff came over to tell me that bfing tent was open & could i feed in there? this meant leaving my lunch & my family for 30 mins so i refused. i am very descret & habe nothing on show. aibu?

DuelingFanjo Fri 12-Jul-13 16:58:43

"IMO it simply didnt need pointing out."

what Oh forDUCKSake said.

If someone is breastfeeding 'in public' then the assumption should be that they are perfectly fine breastfeeding in public and I personally think it's wrong to then offer an alternative as it does have the potential to make people self-concious. Just leave them be.

HaroldLloyd Fri 12-Jul-13 16:58:11

Even more bizarre its a nursing nest.

HaroldLloyd Fri 12-Jul-13 16:56:53

Dunno sounds like it could be fun, I was thinking I would be in there feeding whilst teenage boys bring me tea & biscuits.

Probably not though.

DuelingFanjo Fri 12-Jul-13 16:55:07

WTAF is a 'breastfeeding tent'?

Lora1982 Fri 12-Jul-13 16:53:44

<ashamed my first biscuit was a fail>

Lora1982 Fri 12-Jul-13 16:53:03

And biscuit

Lora1982 Fri 12-Jul-13 16:52:21


Ezza1 Fri 12-Jul-13 16:41:03

Kiddicare appear to be a bit shit then.

BreadNameBread Fri 12-Jul-13 16:21:45

It's a bit weird. confused If that is the OP in the paper then her story keeps changing .

I wonder what actually happened.

ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmmmm Fri 12-Jul-13 12:48:08


ThingsThatMakeYouGoHmmmmmm Fri 12-Jul-13 12:47:48

Old thread but this just popped up on my newsfeed.

scottishmummy Mon 08-Jul-13 16:23:23

Oh myname if you're going to turn up at tail end with youse a bad un comments
Try reading the thread,might make you look less indignant and no so fick
Now will you have some vinegar seeing you're giving out chips?

CuppaSarah Mon 08-Jul-13 16:07:32

I think I found our tent Here

Lovecat Mon 08-Jul-13 14:48:03

Or worse, following on in the tradition of Mothercare having their feeding room in the loo, is it one of these? grin

(because if it is, I can understand why you didn't want to go... grin)

Lovecat Mon 08-Jul-13 14:45:02

Come back OP and tell us about the tent grin

Is it indeed a dome in the shape of a boob? A 2 man popup recycled from last year's Glasto? Or a naice fully-bunted Bell tent with fairy lights and one of those peculiar breastfeeding rocking-chair-and-moving-footrest combos that so alarmed me at the Ideal home exhibition the other year?

We need to know (I'm bored, can you tell?)!

HaroldLloyd Mon 08-Jul-13 14:13:08

If there is a boob tent up with refreshments I'd consider using it.

I don't understand generally people getting the arse with facilities being pointed out. All you have to say is no thanks I'm ok here.

I was offered a curtain pulled at hospital as people often used it as some private skin to skin time too. Not because there was an inference it was something to be done behind closed doors.

MiaowTheCat Mon 08-Jul-13 14:05:43

'gaawd all these women breaking the rules about the boob tent.'

OK - now I have a mental image of those domed pop-up tents (that you never get back into the bag when they're popped up) in pink with a giant nipple on the top.

SoupDragon Mon 08-Jul-13 13:57:11

Or maybe he simply pointed out the tent politely and then went on his way with everything else being imagined.

CuppaSarah Mon 08-Jul-13 13:28:19

Young men and BF are a brilliant mix. I wonder if he saw there's a tent dedicated to it and assumed it was compulsory. Then rolled his eyes at this rebel-without-a-cause mother? Thinking to himself:

'gaawd all these women breaking the rules about the boob tent.'

maja00 Mon 08-Jul-13 10:18:48

I'm as militant about breastfeeding as anyone, fed everywhere, never used facilities or muslins or covers or any of that stuff, but I still don't see the problem here.

They have a special breastfeeding tent, a staff member pointed this out - he didn't tell the OP to stop or move - OP was happy at a table. No problem.

ShowOfHands Mon 08-Jul-13 10:13:36

I've never seen a kiddicare, only seen the odd advert or mention on here and I assumed it was a shop, like mothercare or the early learning centre. From the thread title, I had visions of a woman in a sea of plastic tat, crawling into a little pop-up play tent to feed her baby.

I'm SO disappointed.

And for the record, as a bfing mother, I'd be happy if somebody pointed out designated facilities to me.

Ragwort Mon 08-Jul-13 10:00:32

Agree Lovecat, I really want to know the details of this 'tent' grin.

MiaowTheCat Mon 08-Jul-13 10:00:31

Mind you - considering our local kiddicare - if you went and cowered in a tent you'd escape from the leaflet dropping and "we're just doing a taster session in sing and sign baby Esperanto today" salespitches.

MiaowTheCat Mon 08-Jul-13 09:59:22

Scottishmummy - I think I just fell in love with you over the unicorn dust charter.

Well obviously the solution is simple. You re-write your version of events again, spread it all over the internet so people descend on the store with pitchforks and burning torches for offering facilities and we have a good old fashioned lynch mob on our hands. That's what you want isn't it?

Lovecat Mon 08-Jul-13 09:56:42

I'm simply bemused by the idea of a tent sitting in the middle of a cafe.

Unless it's some kind of silk-ceilinged Arabian Nights glamped up thing with cushions low tables and a tealight chandelier (which I doubt) why the hell would you want to sit in a sweaty nylon erection (especially in this weather) in the middle of a cafe?

<realises she spends far too long on the camping threads if this is her first reaction to the thread...>

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