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If you saw a 3 year old having a bottle at the shops, would you be giving the parents dirty looks?

Or would you think that there might be a reason for what was happening?
honestly, couldn't care less. Its not my kid, and its also not really doing any harm. Plus i imagine the mum is probebly sick of all the dirty looks.
I wouldnt think anything of it..

Zac & Clay -My angels Zahlia & Tyce

Posted by: *Cathy*
honestly, couldn't care less. Its not my kid, and its also not really doing any harm. Plus i imagine the mum is probebly sick of all the dirty looks.


Thankyou!

Hubby was commenting on all the dirty looks we got at DFO yesterday - they rather bothered him but I've got so used to it that I just ignore it.

DS is a failure to thrive/food refusal kid (plus other stuff) and under the advice of our paed, allergist and dietitian I've let him keep his bottle.


Posted by: *Cathy*
honestly, couldn't care less. Its not my kid, and its also not really doing any harm. Plus i imagine the mum is probebly sick of all the dirty looks.



ditto. Too many mums have to justify themselves all the time.
My 4 year old is the same size as a 6yr old, I used to get weird looks when I had him in a pram at 3, or a bottle. I don't care anymore, these people don't live at my house, and after they see me that once, they will probably never see me again

1 monkey, 1 diva = the love of my life

my friend's DD is 2 and a half, and still has a milk bottle int he morning and at night. she has tried and tried and tried to get her to drink form a cup as these 'dirty looks/comments' come from her mum. she just figures nw that since her DD is able to drink out of a cup for all her other drinks, drinking her milk out of her bottle is ok.

its not a typical bottle, its a spout type one that is spill proof

I would never judge another parent especially when it comes to feeding or sleeping as i feel you never know what is happening in thier home or why the little one still has a bottle everyone does something different and its none of my business.

I wouldnt worry about anyone else your doing whats right for you and your little one and thats all that matters:)
I would never give a parent dirty looks...unless they had left a child in a car or something similar.
There are too many varients with children to ever pass judgement before you know the situation. I have been in the position to have copped alot of filthy looks and rude comments and I would never do that to another parent. My son couldnt wear shoes for 12mths due to an allergy to the glue or solvents used in shoe manufacturing...people are extremely judgemental when a child doesnt wear shoes especially in winter.

Cheers Ness

Thanks ladies.

Unless I'm having a bad day it doesn't get to me. I know that I'm doing the best thing for my child. Woe betide the person silly enough to make a snide remark to me though! We usually don't go shopping on weekends - just socialise with people who know our situation s DH doesn't usually see the looks I get. I was just 2nd guessing myself again after DH brought it up this morning.

Thanks again.

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TBH- I would probably think it was a little odd, and would be curious as to why a 3 year old was drinking from a bottle, but it's also none of my business and not affecting my life in any way, so I definitely wouldn't give a dirty look. Shame on the people who did. And good on you for doing the right thing as a parent and giving your child what he needs to be healthy. x
sorry- double post
[Edited on 29/06/2009]
TBH, I don't think I would even notice! the most I ever notice is a cute kid and I smile at the parents.

I get looks too, Jaz is 4 and has a dummy, very rarely she has it when we are out, but on the rare occasion she does, when I get filthy looks, I just smile at them. I couldn't care less. When we were at the hossy yesterday, the Dr commented that Jaz was quite old to have a dummy, mum looked at her and said, it is hereditary-her mum has one till she was X years old!

Honestly, I don't care, people don't know us and it is not for them to judge.
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