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putting a baby in the oven??

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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??

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

Did it look like this?

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

I'm on a turkey roll

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).

QuintessentialShadows Sun 05-Jan-14 22:34:29

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.

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