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Would you take a 12 wek old baby to a OASIS concert? If not where would you leave him/her

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lilymolly Sat 25-Oct-08 10:57:07

Please dont all flame me......

I have just got 4 tickets for OASIS in June 09 and baby id due March 17th.

I have bought a ticket for me as well as for dp and mam and dad. Now I am thinking its clearly madness!!!!

DC will prob be breastfed- only be a little wee thing- so could prob sleep in a sling next to me at the concert hmmor would it be too loud?
Would I be able to express some milk and leave it with grandparents?

DD had the odd bottle of ex milk when I left her to ride my horse, but never left her for more than a couple of hours.

Now I am being mad?
Has anyone taken their baby to such an event?
Has anyone left their baby at such a young age with a relative?

Thanks for advive

p.s I prob wont go or at least wait until nearer the time sad

PeterCushi0n Sat 25-Oct-08 11:00:57

Ear protectors may be an option, but not sure what age they start from.

If you left DC at home, how long would you be away - is the concert near where you live?

ilovemyghds Sat 25-Oct-08 11:01:20

If you are only out for a few hours than leaving them with a grandparent and some expressed milk (if they are used to taking expressed from a bottle at that point) will be fine I am sure. Had to go to a wedding when DC1 was that age and left him with my parents for about 8 hours (I did miss him like mad though, but it was doable).

Would think that the concert would be too loud at that age.

lljkk Sat 25-Oct-08 11:03:04

It would be too loud for baby (I don't understand how adults can stand the noise volume).

I think plenty of people have left such young babies with relatives, if she will take expressed milk and the relative is reliable, you should be able to manage.

Aimsmum Sat 25-Oct-08 11:14:22

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sweetkitty Sat 25-Oct-08 11:16:15

I agreed don't take the baby,as well as the noise it can very jostly people dancing and barging into you even if you are at the back.

I left BFing DD3 at 12 weeks to go to a wedding recently, she was fine with SIL abd bottles of EBM. From about 3 weeks I gave er 2-3bottles of EBM a weekto ge her used to taking them.

sweetkitty Sat 25-Oct-08 11:18:47

orgotabout that aimsmum whenwe went to an Oasis concert idiots were throwing plastic drinks in the air we covered and I don't reckon they were always filled with drinks, I mean what kind of moron pees in a cup and throws it over people (great fun that). I always got hit on the head with an umbrella!

PeaMcLean Sat 25-Oct-08 11:19:06

Oasis? hmm

Oh well, apart from your taste in music, yes, do try and go. wink Just express and leave baby with babysitter / relative. Perfectly reasonable at 12 weeks.

ladytophamhatt Sat 25-Oct-08 11:19:24

I wouldn't take a 12 week old to any concert.

Madness imo.

stitch Sat 25-Oct-08 11:20:07

we went ot a michael jackson concert when ds was three months old. left him with babysitter, lovely lady who was sort of a day maternity nurse.

PeaMcLean Sat 25-Oct-08 11:22:44

Should have said god no, don't take the baby to the concert. What if it cries through the whole thing? Adn the noise would be too much.

ShowOfHands Sat 25-Oct-08 11:23:37

I took dd to a music festival aged 11 weeks but that was entirely different. I sat outside the tents under a tree and bfed or carried her in a sling/danced with her to get her to sleep etc. And it was folk music, so not packed with mad, drunk rockers wink.

No way would I take such a littlie to an Oasis concert. The noise, flying cups of goodness knows what, dancing, knocks and bumps etc. You wouldn't enjoy it one bit. Express some milk and leave with a trusted relative. The baby will be fine.

I suspect they wouldn't allow a baby in anyway.

Aimsmum Sat 25-Oct-08 11:23:44

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ShowOfHands Sat 25-Oct-08 11:24:12

Oh and your baby could end up and Oasis fan which is just too cruel. grin

childrenofthecornsilk Sat 25-Oct-08 11:35:01

Don't take your baby. Smoke, noise, pushing etc. Are you mad?

lilymolly Sat 25-Oct-08 13:34:10

we have seats in one of the side stands so I am sure we will be away from all the urine throwing glasses hmm shock [niave emoticon]

Ok will not take him/her- but may leave with grandparents if i think it will be ok at the time......i guess time will tell

BelleEpoque Sat 25-Oct-08 13:44:18

We took our daughter to an outdoors festival when she was 5 months old. We got Peltor ear protectors for her and stayed right at the back where it was less crowded and less noisy. There were loads of families with kids there.

Is it indoors? With allocated seats? THat might be a bit more difficult, as you couldn't just move away from the crowds and noise so easily.

kormAaaarrrggghhhchameleon Sat 25-Oct-08 13:48:35

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Romy7 Sat 25-Oct-08 13:49:14

i took baby dd2 to her big sister's ballet concert and spent the entire evening standing outside with her screaming and dh and ds1 watching the show. really, really, really, don't even think about taking a baby. quite apart from the safety issues and whether you would even be allowed in, what a glorious waste of money and time if you need to leave.

shhhh Sat 25-Oct-08 14:02:02

ohhh oasis are brill in concert grin.

Welllllllllllllllll....I wouldn't take a 12 wk old to a concert, not good on their ears imo and life must be scary for a newborn in general let alone at a concert....BUT I also wouldn't leave them at that age...

BUT then again dh & I are v ott when it comes to ds and dd and have only left then with gp's once over 6+ months and only while we were minutes away at a restaurant iykiwm...

BUT I do have friend who have gladly left their lo's (younger than 12 weeks) and gp's and come to think of it its been over night so I guess it depends on you as an individual.

My advice, keep hold of the tickets and judge it for yourself come the week before....you may want to go, you may not... Only you can decide that and your views now as a mum to be are different to those that you may have as a mum iykiwm...

No rush imo. x

foxinsocks Sat 25-Oct-08 14:09:42

venue probably wouldn't allow it tbh

SheikYerBATti Sat 25-Oct-08 14:12:36

I wouldn't tbh.

<hello Foxy>

bongosmum Sat 25-Oct-08 14:19:12

i do think you would be putting the baby at risk...the noise is extreme at a concert - also, putting the baby in a sling? what about the crowds....i work in the music industry and i know several women who are wives/partners of band members, they do take children and have special little ear protector head phones. the children are usually older though and they have access to backstage facilities, dressing rooms etc if it gets too much.
get a baby sitter, go and enjoy the moment yourself!xx

twentynine Sat 25-Oct-08 14:24:08

I have some very good kids ear defenders from Peltor and they do make a huge difference - these cgi.ebay.co.uk/Peltor-Kids-Ear-Defender-Green-Only-SHIP-2nd-CLASS_W0QQitemZ200267284189QQcmdZViewIte m?hash=item200267284189&_trkparms=72%3A1301%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c 0.m14

DS wore them at 10 weeks old when he had to sit next door to a band (he slept through the entire thing). However it's a heat issue as much as noise at a live gig. You can go to hotels with babysitting facilities nearby - normally large venues have big hotels nearby. It's not cheap but you do at least know they are safe.

MrsBadger Sat 25-Oct-08 15:03:11

NB if it is far away and the journey is long, perhaps think about leaving the baby with the grandparents in a hotel close to the concert so you're back to them earlier?

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