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to expect my friend to pick up my crying baby?

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Helpmeouthere Thu 13-Sep-07 14:51:20

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SleeplessInTheStaceym11House Thu 13-Sep-07 14:55:30

YANBU, i would expect a friend of mine to pick up a 4wo if it were crying. a bit hmm about your friends reaction tbh, my dd iddnt like the fact i had ds, but she got over it! they all have to be jealous of somebody/thing at some point!

Missblossom Thu 13-Sep-07 14:56:15

I would of thought she could rock the pram at the very least

francagoestohollywood Thu 13-Sep-07 14:59:55

I have a dear friend who it's just like that, and it upsets me a lot. yanbu

melsy Thu 13-Sep-07 15:00:45

Its one thing to pander to childrens needs , its another when it means another child doesnt get comfort or to not upset another childs overt sensitivities, its just enabling their behaviour to escalate to other things. The 3 yr old needs some lessons in the real world !! poor little baba sad.

tibsy Thu 13-Sep-07 15:03:33

i dont think yabu at all. heck I would have wanted to pick your baby up if i'd been there and would have been very upset if my dd had been left to cry.

LoveAngel Thu 13-Sep-07 15:03:48


pampam Thu 13-Sep-07 15:20:03

yanbu. How could she leave such a tiny one to cry? About time she started teaching her 3yo about sharing and helping those who are smaller/more vulnerable than ourselves, what an excellent way that would have been to start.

VidiVickiVENIQV Thu 13-Sep-07 15:22:50

I hope your friend sees this, actually.

And sees this:

WTF are you doing, pandering to a 3yo like this? There was a 4wo baby crying today and you sat right next to it and did nothing?!

I think that's borderline inhuman, really.

(NOT posted by VVV, posted by HM)

fireflyfairy2 Thu 13-Sep-07 15:23:45

YANBU. And I would have made it extremely clear to her that I was not impressed!

I was out recently with my 2 children (5y & 2y) My friend has 3 (4y, 2y & 6months) She took her 4yr old & her 2yr old to the toilet, leaving her baby on a rug beside me on the beach. When she came back I had her ds plus my 2 on my knee... her ds was on my knee as he had got some sand in his pudgy little hand & was attempting to eat it hmm My 2 were on my knee 'cos there was a dog on the beach.....

She laughed when she saw me.. or could hardly see my past children should I say grin

I think your friend was being very unreasonable.

pampam Thu 13-Sep-07 15:25:35

lol ff2

oliveoil Thu 13-Sep-07 15:26:36


I overpower and annoy hover over new babies all the time and dd2 used to get jealous if I picked them up

tough imo

Helpmeouthere Thu 13-Sep-07 15:44:17

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