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    Default ....and that's why babies are not invited to parties!!

    I take all 4 of my kids to parties and always have. They are usually well behaved. They are very social kids though and love talking with everyone and dancing etc. even as babies they can with us and would sleep in the pram or get cuddled.
    Every child is different though, just because my kids love it and act well behaved other children my hate parties and find them very overwhelming. Kids are just like grown ups, not everyone likes the same things.
    As for the comments you got, I would find that incredibly rude.

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    Default ....and that's why babies are not invited to parties!!

    Quote Originally Posted by faroutbrusselsprout View Post
    I think your first line would have been suffice.
    Sorry you had such an awful experience. I never take my kids anywhere. It's just not worth it.
    I'm so sorry I do not quite understand. The OP asked if ppl took babies to parties. I answered.

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    OP I'm sorry you had such a crummy night.

    Perhaps your friend is sleeping off a wicked hangover and this is why they are not returning your call/text.


    Big hugs - it's hard to go to a party on your own with kid/s.

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    Default Re: ....and that's why babies are not invited to parties!!

    It's pretty stressful. Mine is 2 and I haven't taken her anywhere like that for a while. It's not worth it lol.

    It's pretty off that your friend is upset, give her a few years and a baby of her own and she'll understand.

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    Default ....and that's why babies are not invited to parties!!

    I avoid taking my kids to any event. I like to use these things as "me" time and I can't relax and enjoy myself when chasing after my kids.

    I do not have a problem inviting children to my own events/parties, but I don't take them to other people's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Bboys View Post
    TBH i think they sound like a group of people I really wouldn't consider friends.

    Those comments were rude and completely out of line.

    If the host can't be empathetic to your situation then I find that quite off too.
    Agree 100%

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2Bboys View Post
    TBH i think they sound like a group of people I really wouldn't consider friends.

    Those comments were rude and completely out of line.

    If the host can't be empathetic to your situation then I find that quite off too.
    Thank you!!!! They were out of line!!! I went to bed feeling like a failure of a mother then this morning thought no I'm not going to let these comments get to me. DH and I have the same way of parenting and I guess that's all that matters!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TinyLittleTootsies View Post
    I have taken all 3 of mine to engagements and weddings and 21sts, but they have been sit down formal functions. You said there was smoke and broken glass from wobbly people? I wouldn't take anyone under 18 to that type of thing, no. I just wouldn't go.

    Where was it held?
    At a function centre so perhaps I should have known then. The reason there was smoke and wobbly people is because I had to resort to outside as inside was so so so loud and crowded. Dd would have got lost or squashed! That's when I thought hmm time to go. Plus no other kids there made things a bit awkward for some

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    Quote Originally Posted by Girl X View Post
    I don't take DD to parties - never have. I want to be able to enjoy myself at a party, and I wouldn't be able to relax if I was looking out for DD. Also, I don't want her around people who may be drinking, smoking, swearing, etc.

    My experience of babies at parties seems to be that the parents (or one of) usually end up in a little 'baby group' somewhere separate from the rest of the party (e.g., in the lounge) and it often seems to be a bit stressful for the mums and dads.

    I think for a more casual setting - e.g., a bbq, it's not such a big deal. But for an evening party then my preference is not to bring DD, and for there not to be children at evening parties we host. It's hard for new parents, I know, and for people who don't have babysitters. I'm lucky in that my mum and dad live nearby and are always happy to look after DD.
    Yes see this is what I now realise girl x you can't enjoy yourself at a party with little ones PLUS there were no other children so therefore not even a parent corner for me. Oh well live and learn. Family BBQ - YES Party with bands lots of alcohol no kids - NO!!! Lol

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    I have taken babies to a party. Babies- not walking, not eating food, breastfeeding only. I would not take a toddler to an adult party at night. I think you were destined to fail and expected too much from your child at a time of day they are most often sleeping. I would have put my child down for the night after a feed with a friend/nana/babysitter to look after them and arrived at the party a little late.
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