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to want to ban the phrase "good baby" because it implies that some babies can be 'bad'??

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CyradisTheSeer Sun 16-Aug-09 16:38:27

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LadyMuck Sun 16-Aug-09 16:40:23

Is easy/difficult better?

BitOfFun Sun 16-Aug-09 16:41:16

I had bad babies. No question grin

CyradisTheDMSlayer Sun 16-Aug-09 16:42:37

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RoseOfTheOrient Sun 16-Aug-09 16:42:46

YANBU.
How about high-maintenance/low-maintenance?? grin
I had one of each....

MummyDragon Sun 16-Aug-09 16:43:17

I know exactly what you mean Cyradis. Of course a baby can't be "bad."

But flippin' heck, they can be difficult little buggers, huh?!

MummyDragon Sun 16-Aug-09 16:45:17

How about "sleeper" / "non-sleeper"

cryer/non-cryer

--angel/demon-- textbook/spirited (as per Baby Whisperer, I think - it's been a loooong time since I read it ...

CyradisTheDMSlayer Sun 16-Aug-09 16:46:24

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MummyDragon Sun 16-Aug-09 16:46:42

the strikeout didn't work ... I'd just like to inform the Daily Mail journos that "angel/demon" was a JOKE grin

daftpunk Sun 16-Aug-09 16:51:09

yabu...and a bit nuts.

CyradisTheDMSlayer Sun 16-Aug-09 16:52:14

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thedailyfemale Sun 16-Aug-09 16:52:34

I had 'difficult' babies. Difficult in that its a judgement on me. I struggled I found them difficult not that they chose to behave in any particular baby. Now I have an easy baby to cope with but still reply ' no hes horrendous' when asked if hes good.

GirlsAreLoud Sun 16-Aug-09 16:55:28

Yes I agree. Whenever I'm asked if DD is 'good' I don't know what people mean. I always say, "um, she sleeps through?" as I assume that's what they mean but people normally look baffled when I say that.

2shoes Sun 16-Aug-09 17:03:33

what daftpunk said

RumourOfAHurricane Sun 16-Aug-09 17:12:24

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MrsGravy Sun 16-Aug-09 17:15:47

Oh don't be ridiculous!! You know perfectly well what they mean - they just mean a contented baby. And why on earth would it imply that your DS is 'bad'?? You are deliberately finding things to take offense at - your contented baby is obviously leaving you with too much thinking time on your hands.

victoriascrumptious Sun 16-Aug-09 17:24:15

Just to take this off on a tangent for a sec, how does a baby self-wean? Do they just fall off the tit one day?

CyradisTheDMSlayer Sun 16-Aug-09 17:30:29

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CyradisTheDMSlayer Sun 16-Aug-09 17:31:14

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babybarrister Sun 16-Aug-09 17:31:16

If you really want to be offended at a comment about a baby - try this for size ....

DS 2 hours old, big boy and screaming large head off, called "demonic" by midwife who tthen "helpfully" added that she had never hheard anything like it in all her 20 years ....

needless to say a written complaint followed, swiftly followed by an unreserved apology from hospital

RumourOfAHurricane Sun 16-Aug-09 17:33:19

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Reallytired Sun 16-Aug-09 17:34:38

I had a very similar thread

www.mumsnet.com/Talk?topicid=am_i_being_unreasonable&threadid=791269-To-think-there-is-no-such-thing -as-a-quot#16153870

My first child was a real challenge. He was born slightly before he was ready, had reflux and as a toddler had orthopedic problems and hearing difficulties. This made him harder to look after, but he wasn't bad.

My four month old baby is really low maintaince. Yet my parenting style is exactly the same.

However my seven year old son is now really easy to look after as he has got over his problems. Prehaps my daughter will give me hell as a teenager.

CyradisTheDMSlayer Sun 16-Aug-09 17:35:52

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hocuspontas Sun 16-Aug-09 17:36:54

If people have to think about the negative implications of every statement they intend to make then silence will descend all over the planet....

If dp says 'That was a lovely meal we had tonight' I don't immediately think that last night's was crap, I take it in the way the compliment was intended.

CyradisTheDMSlayer Sun 16-Aug-09 17:39:17

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