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Can take a newborn (bfed) baby to a feminism lecture?

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Bumperlicious Thu 16-Sep-10 10:28:54

I really want to go to an hour long lecture by Natasha Walters on Living Dolls at a literature festival in a couple of weeks, but DC2 is due any day soon. This may even be wishful thinking as not sure if there are even tickets left, but I was just wondering, given the subject matter, whether I could get away with taking the baby in a sling with me, or is that just really inappropriate?

I could just leave the baby with DH but with the lecture being an hour, then getting there and back and parking it'll end up being longer and at that stage I will still be in the too anxious to leave the baby fug I think. He could hang around outside but will also have 3 year old DD to amuse.

Should I just give up the thought now? It's really annoying that the festival is on just as I will have had the baby!

sethstarkaddersmum Thu 16-Sep-10 10:32:00

I don't think anyone there will mind in the least, assuming you still feel like it after s/he's born!

Get there early enough to grab a seat at the end of a row and you can slip out discreetly if baby kicks off and feeding doesn't do the trick.

Good luck with birth and the rest of the pregnancy!

Just13moreyearstogo Thu 16-Sep-10 10:32:05

Feminists have babies too. I can't see anything wrong at all with taking a newborn to this lecture and if anyone has a problem with it then it truly is their problem.

sethstarkaddersmum Thu 16-Sep-10 10:33:06

(and IME this kind of thing is easier with a tiny newborn than with an older baby.)

AliceWorld Thu 16-Sep-10 10:43:31

Want to make it clear at the outset that I've never had a baby so can't understand that side of things, but if anyone at a lecture with a feminist took an issue with you having a newborn there they would seriously need to take a look at themselves! And I would imagine lots in the audience would be absolutely aghast if anyone took umbrage too.

elportodelgato Thu 16-Sep-10 10:44:12

Do it! nothing like getting them interested early IMO grin and everyone there will be very understanding / cooing I am sure. Feminist mums are beloved at such events I find.

TheButterflyEffect Thu 16-Sep-10 11:29:58

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Bumperlicious Thu 16-Sep-10 11:34:56

I'll ring up and mention it when/if I get a ticket. My only concern is there may be a blanket 'no' to this sort of request, but I would hope that an allowance could be made given the subject matter.

I may not even fancy it, but I think the tickets are only £6 so not a big deal if I miss it. I could always send DH if I don't fancy it grin (fairly sure he would rather stick pins in his eyes than go grin).

TheButterflyEffect Thu 16-Sep-10 11:41:39

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StewieGriffinsMom Thu 16-Sep-10 14:22:41

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