As in, say you kept the sex a secret and when baby came some people accidentally call him/her 'it'. Especially people who don't have children.....do you realize they didn't mean it or do you get angry/upset?
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15-02-2012 17:11 #1
Spin off, do you hate when people call baby 'it'.
15-02-2012 17:14 #2
I refer to the baby in my belky as it, so no dont take offense to others doing it :P
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15-02-2012 17:15 #3
No it doesn't bother me. It's quicker than saying he or she. Even I do it sometimes! Doesn't mean I don't adore my bub
I wouldn't take it personally.
15-02-2012 17:16 #4
15-02-2012 17:20 #5Senior Member
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I think I probably refer to my baby as "it".
15-02-2012 17:21 #6
Haha cool. I did it by accident then the dad 'told me off' I said whoops sorry then accidentally DID IT AGAIN haha :-/ he pulled me up on it again so told him to settle down and don't take offense! Really annoyed me. Because he was acting like I was being rude on purpose! Baby was like a couple weeks old.
15-02-2012 17:53 #7
Which is why the English language needs more gender neutral terms
I have no problems with "it" but it does imply the it is an inanimate object, so I can see why someone might take offence... (but I don't think it's really worth taking offence over).
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15-02-2012 18:00 #8
No, I'm not offended because I also say 'it'. Just cos I'm too lazy to say 'he or she' everytime.
15-02-2012 18:05 #9
Unless you don't know the gender of your baby I can't stand it when people call them "it". My brother done it once with ds1 and I pulled him up on it. A baby is a person, not a thing. But that's just my opinion.
15-02-2012 18:06 #10
I call our baby it and my dad tells me off.
I HATE wen ppl refer to it as "my baby".... It's not ur baby its mine and my husbands u have nothing to do with it aarrgghh lol
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