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WIBU to watch a horror movie (rated 18) with a baby on my lap?

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TVButtons Thu 13-Oct-16 20:43:59

Hello all smile

First time mum here! My baby girl is only 2 weeks old. She is always asleep in my arms (I never get anything done!) and she currently is now... I'm just wondering if it would be okay to put on a horror movie. It's rated an 18. I know that babies do absorb sounds, etc. so I wasn't sure...

Thank you x

legotits Thu 13-Oct-16 20:44:54

It's fine.

IamnotaStepfordHousewife Thu 13-Oct-16 20:45:46

It's fine.

ByeByeLilSebastian Thu 13-Oct-16 20:46:13

Of course it's fine.

TVButtons Thu 13-Oct-16 20:46:51

Great, thank you smile

0phelia Thu 13-Oct-16 20:46:57

I did it.

VeryBitchyRestingFace Thu 13-Oct-16 20:47:10

Her head will swivel 360 degrees.

Don't do it.

No, it's fine.

JosephineMaynard Thu 13-Oct-16 20:47:41

I used to turn the sound off and watch with the subtitles on in case scary noise effects frightened my new born babies.

Perhaps slightly unnecessarily PFB....

MrsGsnow18 Thu 13-Oct-16 20:48:21

Weirdly I wouldn't but I'm too chicken to watch horror movies anyway.
I'm sure she will prob sleep through any noise and I'be heard it's good to get babies used to sleeping through noise!

sortthetacheoutbernard Thu 13-Oct-16 20:48:48

Fine. V soon it won't be so definitely enjoy it while you can smile

Passmethecrisps Thu 13-Oct-16 20:49:42

We watched all sorts when our wee one was tiny. All fine

IminaPickle Thu 13-Oct-16 20:49:48

I wouldn't have. Your heart beat will be elevated- the noise old disturb her. No one knows what's absorbed. But most of all, why?
Admittedly I'm not a fan of horror.

HopelesslydevotedtoGu Thu 13-Oct-16 20:50:31

My local mum and baby cinema shows 18s

I would watch Breaking Bad with headphones to not wake baby when people got shot

TVButtons Thu 13-Oct-16 20:51:35

I'll have it on very quiet...

Hmm, maybe I shouldn't then.

I just enjoy horror, not sure why...!

Batteriesallgone Thu 13-Oct-16 20:52:00

Being scared might wake her up, as your breathing, heart rate will change. Depends whether you can face that risk to your sanity ha! But yeah it's fine for the baby I should think. They seem to tune out anything that isn't you at that age anyway.

PeachBellini123 Thu 13-Oct-16 20:55:41

I certainly will. I love old horror films and plan on catching up with various boxsets when on maternity leave smile

legotits Thu 13-Oct-16 20:59:10

For Fucks sake don't get her used to silence.

Can you tell I still suffer the anguish of next doors gate latch noise?
20 Years later I still wince automatically grin

StrawberryQuik Thu 13-Oct-16 21:00:39

I think it's fine at that age, DS was maybe 4/5 months before he started really noticing the TV...he got startled when they showed some bombing on the news.

(I've stopped watching TV in the day time, yup he's PFB)

blueturtle6 Thu 13-Oct-16 21:02:02

No it may give you nightmares and you need your sleep right now wink.

ChasedByBees Thu 13-Oct-16 21:02:10

I didn't, i did watch court room type dramas which were 18 but they didn't have the same 'menace' type sounds. It would be fine with headphones I guess if your baby was asleep.

Passmethecrisps Thu 13-Oct-16 21:04:30

We were watching something - I think it might have been breaking bad - when we realised the Moses basket was leaning against the sub woofer. She was sleeping soundly.

I did go off loud stuff as she got older (not a fan of horror anyway) so we moved on to mad men. I have a funny video of dd at about 4 months old bouncing in her jumperoo seemingly along to the miso of Tremé

BowieFan Thu 13-Oct-16 21:06:31

It's fine. Babies are oblivious to it all.

I watched the entire box set of the X Files when DS1 and DS2 were babies. They've turned out fine (although DS1 is a bit of a horror nut, actually!)

They have parent and baby screenings of 15/18 rated films in cinemas all the time, so it mustn't do any lasting damage.

Keepingupwiththejonesys Thu 13-Oct-16 21:23:49

I only stopped watching anything I'd deem inappropriate once mine where about 12 months lol. Strangely though both kids love Halloween type stuff now aged almost 2 and almost 4. Their fave film is nightmare before Christmas, not even joking.

anon123456 Thu 13-Oct-16 21:25:49

its fine

Mermaid36 Thu 13-Oct-16 21:29:47

I've watched all 6 series of The Walking Dead since I brought the twins home from hospital. They have cheerfully watched people die and turn into zombies and them get hacked to pieces...

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