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to bring a newborn to parents' evening?

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Hairspray16 Mon 19-Dec-16 04:04:45

Just that smile

SpeakNoWords Mon 19-Dec-16 04:06:12


PeachBellini123 Mon 19-Dec-16 04:26:35

No, not everyone has child care readily available. Althought be prepared to need to leave the room if the baby starts crying.

BathshebaSnowflakeStone Mon 19-Dec-16 04:36:06

YANBU, I had to take DS all through his, babyhood, toddlerhood and preschoolerhood, now the DC go to each other's parents' evenings. They hold them straight after school, so not an option to take the other one home beforehand.

MollyHuaCha Mon 19-Dec-16 05:23:39

It's fine smile

LindyHemming Mon 19-Dec-16 05:26:36

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

NiceFalafels Mon 19-Dec-16 05:31:11

Great. I bet there will be a few cuddles

Redsrule Mon 19-Dec-16 07:09:27

I am a secondary teacher and I would love it! We often have little siblings at PE and even have a colouring table for them in a corner of the hall. Plus it is really useful to know why young X might be looking tired!

WellErrr Mon 19-Dec-16 07:20:23

You can take a newborn anywhere, within reason.

I took all mine absolutely everywhere for the first six months as I breastfed and couldn't be fucked expressing. Taking latest DD (4 months) to two Christmas dinners this week.

Wellmeetontheledge Mon 19-Dec-16 07:21:03

As a NQT last year I was over the moon when one of my children's parents bought their newborn in just so I could have a cuddle!

Artandco Mon 19-Dec-16 07:23:15

It's fine. At my children's school most parents bring their children. Generally those school age wait outside room in hallway with books and those baby and small toddler who aren't being discussed go into room with parents.

GoofyTheHero Mon 19-Dec-16 07:23:29

A lot of people with newborns would have to, surely? Especially if BF. DH works away in the week and we have no childcare so I'd have to take mine or not go.

Nicknameofawesome Mon 19-Dec-16 07:24:34

I've aways trekked along with them all in tow. The teachers were fine with it. I used to bring them a book or similar and they would sit on my knee then when bigger on the next table (our parents evenings are in the classrooms)

Topseyt Mon 19-Dec-16 07:29:18

At our primary school they often used to hold the parents evenings straight after school, so yes, it is fine. I did it.

It wasn't a time for passing baby round for cuddles though.hmm

ChristmasZombie Mon 19-Dec-16 08:09:57

Yep, you certainly can take baby with you! Aim for the earliest appointment you can, so you don't have too much waiting around (with the best will in the world, we teachers do fall behind schedule on parents evening!). And you're probably better off with baby in a sling rather than a pram, as space can be limited in classrooms.

paperandpaint Mon 19-Dec-16 08:54:24

As a teacher I'd say definitely ok and totally normal. I've done it myself as a parent many times too!!

UnicornInDMboots Mon 19-Dec-16 09:04:37

Teacher here - no problems at all!! Siblings of all ages come with most parents I see!

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