|View Poll Results: Would you offer to potty another mama's baby?|
|Yes, of course!||13||46.43%|
|No, that would be rude||6||21.43%|
|No, I'd be too unsure of myself||3||10.71%|
|No, I'd be afraid the other mama would think I was crazy||1||3.57%|
|Other (please explain)||5||17.86%|
|Voters: 28. You may not vote on this poll|
I'm just curious because SIL and her baby are coming to visit next month. I have this scenario in my head and wonder what I'll do if it happens...
But the greatest thing . . . if you caught the 'sign' right and they did go potty . . . you might have a convert! HA!
I dont know many other babies but my sister has a 7 month old and if I noticed she needed to go I wouls ask if I could take her.
I dont see my sister much but have told her about EC and surprisingly she didnt think iy was wierd.
BUT if someone I know really well suggested it, I would DEFINITELY want to see it in action, especially with my own babe
I've been reading your threads out of interest, not to rabble-rouse (LOL). I think (IMO) most diapering moms would want to see it happen. At least I would!
The only ppl I know would think I was doing it to show off or show that I'm more intune to their baby than they are or that they're bad parents...I might say, "she/he needs to pee/poo" but I wouldn't do it unless they asked me to.
When I showed up at her house yesterday with my potty she didn't say anything negative. I think she was amused. She commented (honestly, not mean-ly) how lucky I was to have found a husband who would go along with my far out ideas (cd, ec, etc).
Later we were playing and she noticed and pointed out that her dd, almost 9 mos, was grunting and starting to poop (you know we mamas always share such info). I said... "HEY! put her on the potty! Wanna try?" It was right there next to us. She pulled the baby out of her 'sposie and popped her right onto the potty. Too late, the poop was already in the diaper. But I psssed in baby Felicia's ear and she laughed and played along. No pee. Maybe better luck next time.
Eli obliged by doing a couple of pees int he potty while we were there.
This was a very close friend, very tolerant of my s wackiness. No harm done.
For me, it would totally depend on WHO the person was.
If it was, for example, my sister, then the answer would be no. She doesn't have kids yet, but we have *very* different opinions on child rearing. I think that even offering would put her on the defensive. I wouldn't offer to buy her CD either, or offer advice on breastfeeding. With my sister, the best thing to do would be to wait til she showed an interest and *then* say would you like me to show you EC in action? Would you like to see a cloth dipe? Would you like some tips on bf?
I also have some friends who feel bad cuz I'm "crunchier" than they are. Which is ridiculous. It's not a contest! I'm not crunchy to be crunchy, I do what I do cuz it's what I want to do! (and we eat too much McD and watch too much tv, so come on, how crunchy is that??). So I would not offer to do it with one of them.
However, if it was one of my confident-in-herself friends who I knew wouldn't get upset, then sure
(of course that's assuming I'd even pick up a signal, lol! We're mostly flying on timing here )
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Depends WHO the person is.
In fact I had it happen once that I was at someone's house, and the little guy DEFINITELY needed to poop.
And his Mama said: "Oh, no, stop fussing, be a good boy. He always does this when he is having his five minutes!" (The baby was 5 MONTHS old!)
I said: "He is not having 'his five minutes', he needs to GO!"
Needless to say, he pooped in his yucky disposables and nobody bothered to change him.
I'd do it with close friend's babys however.
P.S. and I voted OF COURSE! :-) Although likely just a wee newborn, not an older child