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    Default The nerve of some women!

    I took my DS1 and DS2 for a big walk this morning, intending to get bub to sleep so I could then play with my oldest on the equipment. Bub fell asleep and I put him in one of the wooden gazebos out of the sun and away from other people/kids while he slept. A group of women with their toddlers and babies walked over to the gazebo and put their stuff down, with full intention of settling in and paying no notice to the double pram with sleeping baby in it. I walked over and said 'He's mine' and some of the women said 'Oh he's asleep' but then carried on talking. So I left him there. This might sound so petty, but why should I have moved him? We were there first minding our own business! So about 5 minutes later I hear him crying and go over to him, not one of the women said a thing! Not even, oh sorry we woke him up. I was livid!I'm usually one to say something if something ticks me off but I took a deep breath instead. How can you be so blatantly inconsiderate? Now I have to put up with a cranky baby all morning because he only had a 20min nap, when he would have easily slept for an hour at least.

    Anyone else had experiences with inconsiderate people and what would you have done?

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    I know how frustrating it is to settle an unsettled baby and please don't take offense to this but you were in a public place and they had as much right to sit under the gazebo as your son did.
    I personally would have sat away from a sleeping baby but I don't think you can really expect it from people in a public place.
    I hope he settles for you soon.

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    Yeah, I agree, the gazebo is a public place, and people are going to sit in there, I think I might have just quietly wheeled the pram to another shady spot elsewhere (if possible) to stop them waking him up.

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    Sorry but you were in a public place, you cant expect everyone to move on because of where you left your baby to sleep.
    As annoying as it is to have your baby woken up its not the end of the world.
    I would have moved my baby when the women sat down so he wouldnt be woken.

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    I completely understand how frustrating that must be for you, but I agree with mum2b09.

    You were in a public place, you left your son in a place that other would want to use. Sure I personally would have been considerate, but you can't expect that people will be, nor do you really have a right to get miffed with them.

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    Sorry your not getting the responses you were hoping for OP. Its frustrating when your baby hasnt had enough sleep thats for sure. You would hope that people would be more considerate to not wake a sleeping baby but on the other hand i wouldnt expect no one to not go into one of the rotundas just because my baby was sleeping there. It is a playground after all but i totally get your frustration at having a cranky baby to deal with for the rest of the day

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Fox View Post
    Sorry your not getting the responses you were hoping for OP. Its frustrating when your baby hasnt had enough sleep thats for sure. You would hope that people would be more considerate to not wake a sleeping baby but on the other hand i wouldnt expect no one to not go into one of the rotundas just because my baby was sleeping there. It is a playground after all but i totally get your frustration at having a cranky baby to deal with for the rest of the day

    This ... hugs OP

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    I'm not sure how they were rude?

    They were talking in a public space... are people expected to be quiet in public in case there are sleeping babies around?

    Gazebos are free places too... if there was space available, they were free to be there. One baby does not require an entire gazebo to itself.

    I just not sure why you're so angry... so your baby woke up... I know it's annoying, but it's not like it's the end of the world.

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    I think the OP may be more frustrated because she has to deal with a cranky baby.
    Im not saying she is right to be angry at the women but i sure understand what its like to have a baby who has only had one 20 min nap all day and is therefore cranky and overtired. Add an older child in the mix and it sure makes me wanna pull my hair out sometimes

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    I definitely would have been more considerate

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