Only odd comments I've got have been "You're lucky to still be carried by mum!" or "He's to big now" (pointing to her 5-month old), otherwise I usually just get "Oh, you're all snug in there" or "Oh that looks very nice and cosy".
Originally Posted by hrsmom
The most recent one I got was from someone at my church who see me wear my baby every time I go (which isn't often anymore because honestly, I'm sick of the comments!) Anyway, they said that my babe was going to learn to walk backwards because I carry her on my front facing back. Give me a break. That is preferable to the comment that she'll never learn to walk, although both are equally ridiculous.
On Easter my pastor saw us and said, "you still holding that baby?" What am I supposed to do, put her on the ground? Geez!
I've never got any of these comments myself, but I still get surprised when I read them. I mean, i know a lot of crunchy mamas (and mainstream as well of course), but I've yet to see one who regularly carries a child over 3 (I don't mean carrying a child while you're out hiking, and also, I know mums who put their 3-4-year olds in a sling when they're tired sometimes). I've seen lots of 4 & 5-year olds in PUSH CHAIRS.
And the backwards comment -
- not THAT long ago, most push chairs faced the parent (and those kids were probably waling on their own much sooner than most kids in push chairs forward facing today anyway!).