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post #301 of 1072
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"put a hat on the baby or they will catch a cold!"
I've had several older woman walk up to me and tell me that DD was cold because she didn't have a hat on, no matter the temperature outside. Fascinates me that they can tell she's cold from across the room (or parking lot!) but the parent holding her doesn't have a clue...

Same with the people who inform me DD is hot and/or uncomfortable when she's in her carrier.
post #302 of 1072
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Originally Posted by Adallae View Post
Same with the people who inform me DD is hot and/or uncomfortable when she's in her carrier.
That doesn't bother me because I have no problem correcting nosy people, loudly and firmly.
post #303 of 1072
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Originally Posted by Adallae View Post
I've had several older woman walk up to me and tell me that DD was cold because she didn't have a hat on, no matter the temperature outside. Fascinates me that they can tell she's cold from across the room (or parking lot!) but the parent holding her doesn't have a clue...

Same with the people who inform me DD is hot and/or uncomfortable when she's in her carrier.
Therefore, if all those people are correct, babies are only comfortable and at a safe temperature if you carry them in a hat with a baby carrier draped over their head.
post #304 of 1072
The really sad thing about the people making mean remarks about kids with dolls of a race different than theirs is, what does it say about how they feel about mixed race adoptions and marriages??

One of dd's dollies is of color (probably AA, but the hair makes it hard to be sure) one is white. If someone comments rudely, I plan to look at them like they're being silly and say very slowly "you do know that she didn't actually give birth to dolls, right? She also cuddles a giraffe with a bell in it's tummy and a zebra filled with beans."
post #305 of 1072
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Originally Posted by sapphire_chan View Post
One of dd's dollies is of color (probably AA, but the hair makes it hard to be sure) one is white. If someone comments rudely, I plan to look at them like they're being silly and say very slowly "you do know that she didn't actually give birth to dolls, right? She also cuddles a giraffe with a bell in it's tummy and a zebra filled with beans."
ROTFL! Too funny.
post #306 of 1072
Argh, the racist comments make me mad!

I am getting really really tired of all the gender propoganda being thrown at us. My parents love to buy my DD purses and baby dolls (she's 16mo) and then they get angry when DS wants to carry a purse around. DS is very interested in girly things right now. I took him to look at shoes the other day and he LOVED some gold and sparkly flip flops. The sales lady came over and said "You know, we do HAVE boy shoes." I said "I know, he likes the sparkly ones. Thank you!" And she walked away in a huff.

Today he was wearing a neighbor girls' flowery flip flops around (she is 8 and just dotes on both my kids). Her younger sister was yelling at him "STOP! YOU CAN'T WEAR THOSE SHOES! THEY ARE FOR GIIIIIIIRRRRLLLLLSSSS!" I thought she was going to break down, she was so upset about it. I said "Your sister said he can wear them. He likes them. And they fit him just fine, so why are they just for girls?" and she said "Because they're for girls." Best. logic. ever.
post #307 of 1072
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Originally Posted by InMediasRes View Post
The sales lady came over and said "You know, we do HAVE boy shoes." I said "I know, he likes the sparkly ones. Thank you!" And she walked away in a huff.
post #308 of 1072
you know even my DH has stopped with the negative baby-doll comments. I think the "well he *might* be a DADDY some day" kind of shut him up. (that and we now have a dd too...so I guess there's an 'excuse' to have them around?)

The children in question are tan, with brown eyes and curly brown hair. We currently have a couple white dolls, and ONE cabbage patch I found that actually has curly brown hair, complexion similar to DD's and the brown eyes. Also a newborn with no hair but "matched" to them. Why? well, because you can't find tan baby dolls with curls. Even a lot of the dark-skinned AA baby dolls have straight hair.

WHY, doll people, would I want to buy my child this and start her thinking 'straight hair is better hair?' grrr...

(there *is* more diversity in the little people collection in our house...need to work on the babies maybe. I just have a 'thing' about the ones that look like they've got the chemically straight hair....)
post #309 of 1072
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Originally Posted by crunchy_mommy View Post
Haha yeah I don't understand that either. My SIL came to DS's bday party and I was sitting there BF'ing as usual and she went into my bedroom to feed her DS. Come to think of it, the very last time I saw them (last month) was the first time I ever saw her BF... and her son is 9 months old!!! (Can you IMAGINE going to another room to BF every. single. time? I'd go insane! )
When DS1 was a couple months old (he's 20 now!) my grandmother wondered how on earth I managed to never nurse him when we were around her. He was nursing when she asked that! I just lifted my shirt a little and she got it.
post #310 of 1072
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Originally Posted by Arianwen1174 View Post
When DS1 was a couple months old (he's 20 now!) my grandmother wondered how on earth I managed to never nurse him when we were around her. He was nursing when she asked that! I just lifted my shirt a little and she got it.
Hahaha!
post #311 of 1072
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Originally Posted by Arianwen1174 View Post
When DS1 was a couple months old (he's 20 now!) my grandmother wondered how on earth I managed to never nurse him when we were around her. He was nursing when she asked that! I just lifted my shirt a little and she got it.
awesome
post #312 of 1072
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Originally Posted by peaceful_mama View Post
you know even my DH has stopped with the negative baby-doll comments. I think the "well he *might* be a DADDY some day" kind of shut him up. (that and we now have a dd too...so I guess there's an 'excuse' to have them around?)

The children in question are tan, with brown eyes and curly brown hair. We currently have a couple white dolls, and ONE cabbage patch I found that actually has curly brown hair, complexion similar to DD's and the brown eyes. Also a newborn with no hair but "matched" to them. Why? well, because you can't find tan baby dolls with curls. Even a lot of the dark-skinned AA baby dolls have straight hair.

WHY, doll people, would I want to buy my child this and start her thinking 'straight hair is better hair?' grrr...

(there *is* more diversity in the little people collection in our house...need to work on the babies maybe. I just have a 'thing' about the ones that look like they've got the chemically straight hair....)
I remember being sad as a kid because all of the "pretty" dolls had curly blond hair and my hair was very brown and straight. I'm just glad that you can get dolls with brown hair now.
post #313 of 1072
When my son had strep throat (lab confirmed strep, 104 fever, had been laying on the couch whimpering for days) my MIL said "blow the hair drier down his throat. It will kill the germs by over heating them. Then you don't have to go to the dr."

WTF???

My kids are late teethers, I've had some comments about how they can't eat until they have teeth, so what in the world do I feed them?

This one still really angers me...my middle son is special needs, and for a variety of reasons he uses sign language to communicate. My MIL (who does not live near us, so we see a few times a year) saw me signing with him, we finished our conversation and he wandered off to play. She said "wow, so it's like you're actually talking to each other?!" No, we ARE talking to each other, it's not "like" we're talking to each other. It's a flipping language, it's HIS language! If you could be bothered to learn it you'd know.
post #314 of 1072
Wow, just read through this whole thing...unbelievable!

The one I got most recently was from MIL. We had planned to keep the "homebirth" aspect of this baby's entrance a secret until after she was born because DH nor I wanted to deal with the commentary that we KNEW would go along with it. But ...she ended up asking me straight out where the baby was going to be born, and I wasn't going to lie to her, so I told her at home. Her eyes got really big and she asked if I was joking, and then realized I wasn't. So I quickly reassured her that we would have a CNM, just like we did at the birth center for both the boys, and that she would have ALL the same equipment that they had at the birth center, and the ONLY difference would be that SHE would drive to ME when labor started, instead of me driving somewhere.

Her response?

"But...what if she's BREACH?!"

Cuz, you know, you can't figure something like that out ahead of time...
post #315 of 1072
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Originally Posted by Stephenie View Post
"Why does she (my white dd) have a black baby doll?"

Me: "Because babies come in all colors...."
I've answered that same question with a matter-of-fact, "Because her husband is Black."

Jen
post #316 of 1072
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Originally Posted by Kelly1101 View Post
I'm not a nurse, but I thought that colds are spread through germs?
That's a dirty, dirty lie... everyone KNOWS it's called a "cold" cuz that's the temperature you are at when you get it...

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Originally Posted by InMediasRes View Post
I am getting really really tired of all the gender propoganda being thrown at us. My parents love to buy my DD purses and baby dolls (she's 16mo) and then they get angry when DS wants to carry a purse around. DS is very interested in girly things right now. I took him to look at shoes the other day and he LOVED some gold and sparkly flip flops. The sales lady came over and said "You know, we do HAVE boy shoes." I said "I know, he likes the sparkly ones. Thank you!" And she walked away in a huff.
I know, right? It's like with all the violence going on, we shouldn't cultivate nurturing in ALL our children, regardless of their sex/gender.

Fortunately, I've managed to convinced both my parents of the wrongness of DS not having dolls... he now has two baby dolls.

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Originally Posted by 2boyzmama View Post
When my son had strep throat (lab confirmed strep, 104 fever, had been laying on the couch whimpering for days) my MIL said "blow the hair drier down his throat. It will kill the germs by over heating them. Then you don't have to go to the dr."

My kids are late teethers, I've had some comments about how they can't eat until they have teeth, so what in the world do I feed them?

This one still really angers me...my middle son is special needs, and for a variety of reasons he uses sign language to communicate. My MIL (who does not live near us, so we see a few times a year) saw me signing with him, we finished our conversation and he wandered off to play. She said "wow, so it's like you're actually talking to each other?!" No, we ARE talking to each other, it's not "like" we're talking to each other. It's a flipping language, it's HIS language! If you could be bothered to learn it you'd know.
I'm so glad people without medical degrees (and who apparently don't think things through before they open their mouths) are giving advice on treating illnesses...

I think you feed them mama-milk and, um, FOOD...

You mean, if people communicate in a way that I don't understand, they are still intelligent people? No way!!
post #317 of 1072
Just had a new one. 82 degrees outside and the "put a hat on that baby" has started. I politely explained to the person that doctors now recommend not keeping a baby too hot. She explained..."you don't put a hat on her for warmth, it's because if wind gets in her ears she will get an ear infection."

And here I thought ear infections were caused by fluid and bacteria.
post #318 of 1072
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Originally Posted by Raine822 View Post
Just had a new one. 82 degrees outside and the "put a hat on that baby" has started. I politely explained to the person that doctors now recommend not keeping a baby too hot. She explained..."you don't put a hat on her for warmth, it's because if wind gets in her ears she will get an ear infection."

And here I thought ear infections were caused by fluid and bacteria.
eh, just take the advice of a PP's mother and blow her ears out with a blow dryer!
post #319 of 1072
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Originally Posted by dancindoula View Post
eh, just take the advice of a PP's mother and blow her ears out with a blow dryer!
Hahahahaha!
post #320 of 1072
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Originally Posted by Raine822 View Post
Just had a new one. 82 degrees outside and the "put a hat on that baby" has started. I politely explained to the person that doctors now recommend not keeping a baby too hot. She explained..."you don't put a hat on her for warmth, it's because if wind gets in her ears she will get an ear infection."

And here I thought ear infections were caused by fluid and bacteria.
LOL it seems to me their response should've been b/c of the sun! ...as in sunhat! i love the answer they did give you! though i will say if they already have an ear infection, the wind could cause some pain. it does for me! or if they have tubes in their ears or ears prone to getting infections or soreness, (excessive) wind can cause some pain. but otherwise, CAUSE an infection?????
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