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Ladyraven0483 · 07/05/2021 17:49

I booked and went to a baby class today for the first time. My baby is 6 months old. To get their and to be the only one attending :/ on the advert for it their were photos of other moms and babies so thought great my baby can socialise and so can I. Got their for it to be a little tiny room ( looked more like a closet) that was dimly lit with paint pots and paper out with one lady their telling me two other moms had dropped out so only me. I thought it was strange tbh and asked if she could swap to a day where their would be other moms and babies one of the reasons I was going was for my baby to socialise after being stuck at home through the lockdown. The woman that owns it got quite arsey with me on the phone I just think it’s weird Aibu?
I mean I could literally do what we were going to do at home on my own with my baby.

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NuffSaidSam · 07/05/2021 18:32

YANBU to be disappointed or to ask to swap to another day and she shouldn't have been rude on the phone.

I'm not really sure how it could have been stated in advance though? Presumably she didn't know the other mums had dropped out until that day/before the class started. Did you want her to say when you booked 'by the way some people might drop out'?! Surely that's just common sense! Sometimes people don't go, especially with small babies and especially now when people might have to self isolate etc.


Ladyraven0483 · 07/05/2021 18:36

The lady doing the class said it’s happened a few times where other moms have come in and had to be on their own I just found it a bit strange. If she’d have told me when they’d cancelled I wouldn’t have bothered going and would have swapped. She said they’d told her they couldn’t make it yesterday

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threeteenstaximum · 07/05/2021 18:41

It's COVID times and baby toddler groups that would normally be full are empty. It's a shame the other mums dropped out. Give it a couple months and the world will be opening up again


LubaLuca · 07/05/2021 18:44

It's unfortunate, but nobody's fault. Try again next week, others might turn up.


NuffSaidSam · 07/05/2021 18:44

It is a bit strange to be in a class like this on your own, I do sympathise. But it does happen. Baby gets a cold or starts teething and is grumpy or has a bad night and you just can't bring yourself to go to baby painting. It's very common. Maybe the lady who ran the class was hoping some other people would book last minute?

If you didn't like the class just don't go again.


thatonehasalittlecar · 07/05/2021 18:48


The person running the class would have had to book / pay for the room + supplies, so you asking to swap isn’t very fair, is it? Fair enough to decide not to participate, but I wouldn’t expect your money to be rolled over to a new session.


wildeverose · 07/05/2021 18:53

It's not her fault the others didn't go though? Yabu to expect her to be able to change to when others would be there, how's she meant to know if they'll drop out or not?


mynameiscalypso · 07/05/2021 19:33

Even in pre-Covid times, I'd occasionally go to a baby class and be the only one there. I actually quite liked it for some adult conversation to be honest!


Happycat1212 · 07/05/2021 19:40

She might have thought that you still wanted to get out of the house since everyone’s been trapped inside for so long. YABU to be annoyed


DontDrinkDontSmokeWhatDoIDo · 07/05/2021 20:02

I get what you mean entirely.

I signed up for baby massage when my baby was tiny.

Not because I wanted to learn massage, but because it seemed like a nice way to meet mums with babies of similar ages that I could maybe build a connection with.


DontDrinkDontSmokeWhatDoIDo · 07/05/2021 20:14

And also to say, lots of the groups work on minimum numbers, so you are right to expect to be offered another date / option.

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