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post #21 of 30
As a first time mom, the thought of leaving my nine week old with anyone, including my parents, is unfathomable. I couldn't and wouldn't do it. I'm just paranoid and don't want anyone losing patience or doing something I wouldn't, such as letting her watch TV, feed her foods I wouldn't, etc. Of course, she's EBF at this point but nonetheless, people have their own ideas about raising a child and almost always take issue with parenting styles unlike their own.
My relatives do the same thing - they want to take her too. LOL! Fat chance!
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post #22 of 30
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what does nak stand for?
Nursing at keyboard.
post #23 of 30
My DS is 3.5 and I've still yet to let anyone "take" him.

Some people do it though... a girl I use to work with started letting her MIL take her baby overnight immediately after she was born. She was at work one day, on the phone and I overheard her saying "nooooo, pleeeease" and when she hung up, she had tears in her eyes. I asked her what was wrong and she said "my MIL is taking the baby for another night, and I really, really miss her". This is when the baby was less than 2 weeks old!
post #24 of 30
They want to take the baby because the baby is so cute!
post #25 of 30
because babies are cute and snuggly and lovely and they (mostly) smell good. And if you have them for a whole night you can snuggle them as much as you like without feeling like you have to give them back.

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I like it. That's the question that makes me sooo angry. Since when do I need a break from my own child?!
Some people, especially parents of colicky babies, do. And that is fine and doesn't make them bad mothers. Some time away from constant screaming to clear you head and relax your shoulders can be a godsend for them.

hell, even an hour away from a baby who won't be put down without fussing can work wonders.
post #26 of 30
My MIL lives far away but whenever we visit she wants to "get that baby alone" or "get some one on one time with my boy" or "when can I have my baby?". Totally creeps me out. I am also terrified of her because she likes to create problems. I am terrified she will retract my son or feed him wheat just to cause drama.

Ahh she is coming next week! But only for one day.
post #27 of 30
Some people, especially parents of colicky babies, do. And that is fine and doesn't make them bad mothers. Some time away from constant screaming to clear you head and relax your shoulders can be a godsend for them.

hell, even an hour away from a baby who won't be put down without fussing can work wonders.[/QUOTE]

My son is colicky, (that's why I'm still up) when he starts at gatherings I get him back, he isn't cute anymore I suppose. And yes i do understand that. I turn to his dad for help, someone who agrees on our parenting style, my friend came over for that very reason. I should have clarified that a bit better. Sorry about that.
post #28 of 30
when my baby is big enough i will be happy for people to take her! (loving relatives only of course) all power to the mamas who don't need any time away, but i do
post #29 of 30
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Originally Posted by wannabe View Post
Some people, especially parents of colicky babies, do. And that is fine and doesn't make them bad mothers. Some time away from constant screaming to clear you head and relax your shoulders can be a godsend for them.

hell, even an hour away from a baby who won't be put down without fussing can work wonders.
Call me a bad mom if you want (I know it isn't true), but I even need a break from my non colicky baby every so often. But that has more to do with the fact that I'm an early childhood teacher. So I spend all day with other people's children, and all evening and night with DS... and sometimes I just really need some grown up time. It doesn't happen very often, but when it does, I get someone to baby sit.
post #30 of 30
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They want to take the baby because the baby is so cute!
Exactly.

And while I think a newborn and mama pair belong together, and that's it definitely more helpful to clean or make some food for the family... I'm always dying to hold the new little baby when I visit someone too. I don't want to run off with him or her but they are very fun to hold and have to oneself -- for the same reason that your own is, in a way. It's just dreamy.
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