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ptsleslie Wed 28-Sep-16 13:11:19

Children in prams when they're obviously too big, their bottoms practically dragging on the floor, knees up by their chins! Children still in nappies, walking round with dummies/bottles etc!! Argh it really gets to me! I obviously don't say anything but I can't help but want to shake the parent when I see it even if it's a total stranger hmmgrin I appreciate sometimes there may be a disability but probably more often than not there's no need, often ease for the parents I think. One of the best thing about children is watching them grow and develop and people who don't encourage it really grip my shit! angry

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Wed 28-Sep-16 13:12:41

And it's your business because....?

Or do you think people keep their children in nappies just for lolz?

MoreGilmoreGirls Wed 28-Sep-16 13:12:48

What age are you talking about OP? hmm

MermaidTears Wed 28-Sep-16 13:13:54

Are you a Hun? Hahaha

stitchglitched Wed 28-Sep-16 13:14:05

'But probably more often than not there's no need'

How the fuck would you know?

Sirzy Wed 28-Sep-16 13:15:07

Unless you have an idea what life is like for that family then yabu.

MiddleClassProblem Wed 28-Sep-16 13:15:32


TheSunnySide Wed 28-Sep-16 13:16:07

I still carry my almost 6 year old on occasion. I like to think people think I am being all katie Holmsey and my son is my ikkle Suri. If I am pissing people like you off then win win!

Thefitfatty Wed 28-Sep-16 13:16:09


Luggage16 Wed 28-Sep-16 13:16:10

my son was in a buggy until he was 5. He has a connective tissue disorder, sensory issues and possible autism. You wouldn't know that just by looking at him though.

For the record I hated having to take the buggy everywhere. Its a hassle on the bus and in shops and weighs a tonne with an older child in it!

peaceloveandbiscuits Wed 28-Sep-16 13:16:12

Have you met my DS? He's not even two yet, but I've had people ask me why my three year old is in a pushchair. He's enormous, but he's still a baby.
I think you'll find this is the case for a lot of children you've seen, and even if it's not, is it any of your business?

MuseumOfCurry Wed 28-Sep-16 13:16:18

I was a bit judgy about one of the school mothers who had her 5 year old in a pram until I figured out that he was severely autistic, he doesn't even speak. I felt like shite. There's probably a reason.

OhAnotherNameChange Wed 28-Sep-16 13:16:40

YABU. I have no idea why it would bother or affect you?

My DD is very tall and looks older for her age. Sometimes she asks to go into the pram because she gets tired. I'd rather let her have a rest in the pram than have to drag her round with me, her constantly complaining and wanting to be carried when I physically can't pick her up. And I wouldn't care if someone thought she looked silly in a pram.

backwardpossom Wed 28-Sep-16 13:18:12

Kind of want to put my dd back in a buggy just to piss you off...

VilootShesCute Wed 28-Sep-16 13:19:12

My dd has just started school and still has a dummy at home. Come shake me if you want, I couldn't give a rats arse what other people think.

MidnightVelvettheSixth Wed 28-Sep-16 13:19:46

But what difference does it actually make to your life?

You're assuming that in every case the parents are lazy arseholes who can't be bothered. Really? Every single time?

ptsleslie Wed 28-Sep-16 13:22:06

Oops obviously touched a few nerves... sorry flowersflowers I did mention I understand that there are disabilities that mean these kind of things are necessary for older children! I know/ have known of people in the past who use buggies because it's quicker, or aren't always very consistent with potty training when there's no disability involved. I just love watching little people learn and grow and develop and it makes me sad when it's not encouraged. This thread is just following a chat with a friend who said the same. Sorry if I offended anyone didn't mean to! flowers

SaucyJack Wed 28-Sep-16 13:22:22

I do actually agree with you that 2.5 year olds are too big for bottles and nappies.

Sadly, my toddler disagrees.

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Wed 28-Sep-16 13:25:38

I'm sure all parents love 'seeing little people grow' <vom>

Do you have children? I don't and I used to be judgy as fuck. Luckily I then realised that (a) there are always reasons and (b) it's none of my fucking business. HTH.

ptsleslie Wed 28-Sep-16 13:26:08

Saucy I feel you! We're just going pull up-less at night time now! Was made slightly easier by a fairy who came and took all the nappies away "for the babies that need them" and left a present in return.

LiviaDrusillaAugusta Wed 28-Sep-16 13:26:12

<waits for OP to start a 'why do they do nappies for older children' thread>

Sirzy Wed 28-Sep-16 13:26:52

What's wrong with using a buggy because it's quicker? People don't always have time to stop and examine every flower along the way!

MoreGilmoreGirls Wed 28-Sep-16 13:28:22

Pushing potty training when they're not ready can cause all kinds of issues. All kids do learn and grow at their own pace and none of them need judging by ignorant people like you.

ptsleslie Wed 28-Sep-16 13:28:59

Being a bit daft aren't we Livia... I said I understand it's different for children with disabilities. I understand this because my niece is 8 and has to wear them due to a medical condition.

wigglesrock Wed 28-Sep-16 13:30:06

Well lots of people use buggies for children older than your narrow prescriptive view for their own convenience, because it's quicker. I know lots me included who used a buggy to get from one school to another to make pick up times for an older sibling. What you prefer they did? use a car?, be late?, pay for additional after school clubs just so you don't feel sad.

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