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Have you seen this article about taking a 5 month old baby to Glastonbury?

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beansprout Mon 25-Jun-07 16:39:45

A colleague of mine (quite a senior one at that!) took his 2 year old. The whole thing doesn't appeal to me anyway so I wouldn't consider it, but I have mixed views. Part of me thinks, "good on you, for not just staying at home for 16 years" and part of me is envious that they are so adventurous! The joy of v young babies is that they are so portable I suppose!!!

beansprout Mon 25-Jun-07 16:40:07

oops, this article!!

Shoshable Mon 25-Jun-07 16:52:02

I took DS at age 14 months, but this was in 1980, when it was a field with one stage! Dont think I would fancy it now, tho did take him back in 1992 as well, but didnt need to carry him then

ScissorSister Mon 25-Jun-07 17:00:33

People commenting on that article seem to have very strong views and need to lighten up! It's only one weekend, the parents are entitled to some occasional fun for themselves and providing their child's needs are met and he is not seriously at risk, I don't see too much of a problem. After all, the baby might even have enjoyed it! Don't think I could face it myself though...

ScissorSister Mon 25-Jun-07 17:04:47

I meant people commenting on the BBC website by the way!

belgo Mon 25-Jun-07 17:08:43

I'm just more surprised they took pushchairs with them. Slings seem far more practical and earth mothery

gess Mon 25-Jun-07 17:09:32

there are always loads of kids at glastonbury- not sure what people (on the bbc website) are getting so worked up about. can only assume they've never been.....

belgo Mon 25-Jun-07 17:10:33

People take babies camping all the time. Glastonbury is just a bit busier and noisier.

JoolsToo Mon 25-Jun-07 17:11:03

I don't think I'd be that desperate to see some of those acts as to take a baby/toddler to a mud soaked field for the weekend

belgo Mon 25-Jun-07 17:11:56

It's absolutely not for me, but I can see the appeal.

Hulababy Mon 25-Jun-07 17:12:47

On the BBC site there is a 1 year old who was baptised at this year's festival.

I can't see the problem. Good on them.

I love the idea of going, and of taking 5yo DD with us, but the mud puts me off - and the camping. Infact the camping in the mud is a definite turn off.

gess Mon 25-Jun-07 17:13:02

mind you one bloke on the bbc was moaning about people taking their babies camping full stop. weirdo.

gess Mon 25-Jun-07 17:14:13

I'd love to take my 3, but glastonbury and severe autism really wouldn't mix..... one of my "regrets".

belgo Mon 25-Jun-07 17:15:21

I imagine with all that mud the baby will gain a few more antibodies .....so you could in fact say it was healthy for the baby

isaidno Mon 25-Jun-07 17:17:20

Can't believe they took their bugaboo! i would have taken the cheapest buggy or none at all!

belgo Mon 25-Jun-07 17:20:26

Isaidno - I agree!

a baby of five months is probably easier then a older one - not yet crawling, if he's breastfed no need for sterilising bottles etc.

snowwonder Mon 25-Jun-07 17:21:23

i saw a couple with 1 year old triplets there, with a one in front of other buggy... how brave were they!!!!

kids do enjoy it there, but i wouldnt take mine as i like to be well in to the pushy crowds which you cant really do with child attached to you,

the family field is ace though but no music just kids play etc... and i suppose that is up to the individual whether that it is worth paying the £150.00 to attend glasto- just to watch some clowns and get your face painted???

RGPargy Mon 25-Jun-07 17:22:30

Good on them!!!

belgo Mon 25-Jun-07 17:22:35

One year old triplets! Respect to that family!

Chelseamum Mon 25-Jun-07 17:23:01

i wouldn't even take myself there.... nor my little one.... my choice... i would go to the Big Chill...as there is much less people and weather tends to be glorious....

LIZS Mon 25-Jun-07 17:23:51

I don't really see the point though, especially if the grandparents option is realistic (as it seems here). Young kids aren't able to choose to be subjected to potentially deafening noise, vibration and the hustle and I'm sure the parents would have a better time without the need to look out for them constantly. Further proof that the Bugaboo can't cut it when the going gets tough too !

snowwonder Mon 25-Jun-07 17:27:23

absolutely and we kept seeing them everywhere, 3 curley blond beautiful girls...
it was a great sight to see

i agree though how can you enjoy yourself when you have the children to worry about as well. ...

might take mine when they are older...

LadyTophamHatt Mon 25-Jun-07 17:30:31

I would LOPVE LOVE LOVE to go to glastobury with all my DS's.

The camping and the mud would be fun to a certain point.

However I'd have to have a time machine and go when it was much smaller event because all those peole would freak me right out.

hoxtonchick Mon 25-Jun-07 17:32:37

we are probably going to go next year when the children will be 6 & 3. dp has been many many times, i've been once. we haven't taken them as babies (have turned down lots of free tickets!) but think they'll enjoy it next year. we intend to camp in the kids' field & probably won't go near any of the main stages.

pointydog Mon 25-Jun-07 17:33:01

yes, hatt, I'd choose a smaller one. We were just talking about the Green Man Festival recently, now the dds are bigger

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