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??

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.

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.

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

Some white knuckle pearl clutching going on here!

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.

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...).

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!

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 10:53:40

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!

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?

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

Medium rare.

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

Maybe it was one of those weird dolls?

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

What a lovely clean oven.

FortyDoorsToNowhere Mon 06-Jan-14 00:14:33


Like this

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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).

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

I'm on a turkey roll


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

Babies with all the trimmings if you scroll down here


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

Well it is weird .... But funny

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

Or more like this grown up version?


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 22:03:05

Did it look like this?


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

Can you post a link??

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