To think that calling a baby naughty is wrong?
Quietlifenotonyournelly · 10/09/2015 09:25
I know it's NOMYB really but it's been bothering me.
So, baby in question is around 7 months old therefore limited to what it can do, eg can roll over but not crawl, can't talk etc. Parent says that they stopped taking baby to X because he's too naughty!
It wasn't like the parent was joking about it, they meant it by the tone used. I just can't imagine why someone would think that way, it made me
Jackie0 · 10/09/2015 09:29
What on earth do they mean?
The only example I can think of is a baby & toddler class clashing with naptime and he isn't too naughty to go , he's too tired.
They need to watch the vocabulary they use around children though, labeling a 7m naughty is horrible and makes me think of the damaging words parents use like , stupid , lazy etc
Lottapianos · 10/09/2015 09:36
Idiotic thing to say and very worrying. People do get funny ideas about babies even younger that that, suggesting that they're wrapping you round their little finger or playing up or winding you up or whatever. Like Sweary's ex-friend I guess. There's clueless and then there's clueless
Iliveinalighthousewiththeghost · 10/09/2015 09:45
YNBU. HTAF can a 7 month old baby be naughty. I hate that word anyway. No matter what the age of the child. If they continue labeling him. I guarantee, that. He/she will live up to it.
And Gabs, . I have no words for the first time on here on IRL. I am speechless.
ifgrandmahadawilly · 10/09/2015 09:50
Crazy. There was a woman in my baby group like this with her 6 month old but it turned out she had really bad pnd, so her perspective may have been a little off.
MsTargaryen, I was equally as bemused as you when people used to ask if my baby was 'good'. It turns out that what they are actually asking is 'are they sleeping well / an easy baby'.
Unfortunately, there are some people out there who still buy into the idea that babies are manipulating you when they cry for attention / to be held etc (my mother is one of them) and the way to deal with this is to 'not given in to them'.
canyou · 10/09/2015 10:00
What is the naughty behaviour?
I could not take one of my DC to a local indoor market as an infant or toddler as he would have a screaming fit, even sound asleep he would wake up and scream. That was frustrating but not naughty, we never discovered what it was that upset him, I just had to leave him outside with my mum but my MIL did try to tell me I was dancing to his tune
Quietlifenotonyournelly · 10/09/2015 10:13
So far this morning my DS 7 months has, played tug-of-war with my hair (sideburns ouch!), decided to practice his pincer grip on my septum eye watering experience and managed to poke me in the eye. This is NOT naughty, just learning IMO.
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