I am in utter shock. I took my five year old and 2 1/2 year old to the mall by bus.. after leaving the mall, we stood at the bus stop on a VERY busy road and waited for the bus. I kept reminding the little one that he needed to sit on the grass or hold my hand because of the danger of the traffic but finally decided to put him on our BOBA 3G.. he weighs 31 pounds now and generally gets through an outing without needing a ride but he was exhausted. No fussing from him whatsoever, he was asleep in literally 2 minutes.
We boarded the bus and I used the hood so his head wasn't flopping around.. after a few minutes, a woman came up to me and peered very closely at him and said rudely, "I sure hope he can breathe in that thing!!!" so said, "Oh! He definitely can, don't worry.. he has been using it since he was a tiny baby."
She totally went off on me then! She said she was going to call the police on me! That's a new one. I asked her exactly what I was doing wrong and she said I was trying to suffocate my child and I was verbally abusing him at the bus stop. I explained that babywearing is normal and half the world does it and in fact, the boba is made by a company based in Colorado (where we are) and that I was not verbally abusing him.. I WAS using a stern voice with him saying, "You need to hold mama's hand right now or sit in the grass."
She got her phone how to call the police, I guess, and tried to engage the people around us about how horrible a mother I am but everyone ignored her and she didn't call the police.
I have had 100s of positive comments about babywearing and truthfully, a few concerns like, mostly "He is so big! How can u carry him" or "Are you sure he isn't too hot?" but nothing like this.. I find it amusing but sad. She said she has NEVER seen anyone carry a baby on their back before.