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StripeyDogs Mon 22-Aug-16 19:43:50

Was in busy supermarket this afternoon.
Lots of kids/trolleys/shelf stackers etc.
There was a couple walking about, mum with trolley & dad with the teeniest of newborns I have seen in a while, all cute and floppy. But just being held in his arms.
I saw them a few times in the space of half an hr, and everytime all I could think was don't drop him/her!

AIBU for thinking it was a bit daft of them?

NeedACleverNN Mon 22-Aug-16 19:44:53

Yabu....I used to carry my newborn all the time. He didn't want putting down and I didn't own a sling at the time

It was either carry or him scream

eurochick Mon 22-Aug-16 19:45:14

Eh what? I suspect the baby didn't want to be put down and was happiest in his dad's arms.

BertieBotts Mon 22-Aug-16 19:45:33

confused YABU I'm sure they won't drop the baby.

What do you think people did before they invented buggies and slings and cars and things?

allthecarbs Mon 22-Aug-16 19:47:58

They are so tiny and precious you can't help but worry!

I'm sure baby was more than happy to be carried, and of course they were being very careful smile

BertieBotts Mon 22-Aug-16 19:48:32

If I had a brand new newborn I'd definitely rather hold/cuddle them than stick them in a plastic seat and wheel them around TBH!

IzzyIsBusy Mon 22-Aug-16 19:48:41

Of course you are being UR and a bit odd confused

LoopiusMaximus Mon 22-Aug-16 19:48:52

Do you have kids?

Why would it be daft? It's completely normal!

What else would you possibly do with a newborn? I carry my baby ds in one arm whilst pushing the trolley with ds2 in it with the other if baby doesn't want to be put down.

EreniTheFrog Mon 22-Aug-16 19:49:26

Until she crawled at around 8mo, DD insisted on being held all the time - even if put down for a millisecond, she would scream. I used a sling, but DH could never really get comfortable with it, and carried her in his arms a lot too. As long as nobody drops the newborn you saw, YAprobablyBU

witsender Mon 22-Aug-16 19:49:57

You were scared because someone was carrying a newborn? How was that daft?

puglife15 Mon 22-Aug-16 19:50:01

Well it might have been more practical to have baby in a sling but I really don't the harm. Not like he was pushing trolley at the same time.

Slings have been around for millennia apparently.

MadameCholetsDirtySecret Mon 22-Aug-16 19:50:19

Parent carries child - the horror!

Silvercatowner Mon 22-Aug-16 19:51:02

How sweet. I'm sure the baby was safe in dad's arms. I have taken to whispering 'your baby is adorable' to sleep deprived parents. It generally perks them up.

Motherfuckers Mon 22-Aug-16 19:51:26

They should have put him in a bag for life, keeps your other hand free and they are a bit stronger than the other bags.

isthistoonosy Mon 22-Aug-16 19:51:30

Yes you ab very u. Surely they are safest held close to a responsible caring adult ready to resond to the changing environment.

IAmNotAMindReader Mon 22-Aug-16 19:52:14

YABU

noeuf Mon 22-Aug-16 19:52:37

I agree op, I hate seeing people carrying new horns through town and I find it really stressful - there are so many kids on scooters, people crashing around I just worry that they will drop the baby on the pavement.

StripeyDogs Mon 22-Aug-16 19:52:51

I have 2 children. Both of which spent their 1st 4 months exclusively in the sling.
Of course I understand that some babies hate to be put down, I had 2 of them.
But it just looked so vulnerable being held and wandering around a busy shop. It doesn't take much for someone or a trolley to bump in to them.

RoughMagic Mon 22-Aug-16 19:52:53

You were scared because a parent was carrying their own baby? Really? I'd bet the baby would prefer to be carried than put in one of those trolley seats.

YABU and a bit ridiculous.

DontBuyANewMumCashmere Mon 22-Aug-16 19:53:03

Daft of them? For holding their baby?

What would you have had them do?

ElsaAintAsColdAsMe Mon 22-Aug-16 19:53:03

Yabu but at least you didn't say something.

When my lot were tiny babies I had a few people telling me they were cold/tired/hungry/whatever and offering me advice on what they thought I should be doing.

wigglesrock Mon 22-Aug-16 19:53:12

I held my baby when I was out all the time. I didn't use slings for any of mine. If I fancied a cuddle, if they cried, if I just wanted to <shrug>. I've hard floors downstairs in my house!

littlejeopardy Mon 22-Aug-16 19:53:14

Unthinkable. That mother should LTB.

JinkxMonsoon Mon 22-Aug-16 19:53:19

When I saw the title I was expecting to hear about something genuinely dangerous, not a newborn being held in a parent's arms.

Sorebigtoes Mon 22-Aug-16 19:53:26

Ummm... What do you think people do with babies at home? Wheel them around?

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