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#1 of 72 Old 05-13-2007, 01:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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Ladies, I thought we could play a little game here. I've called it "You Can't Do That while Babywearing!" The game is this: everyone tries to think of something that you really can't do while babywearing, such as drive a car. The things can be impossible either legally, or physically, or risk-wise (e.g. you can't repair your roof while babywearing). If you can think of something, that's one point. If you can prove that in fact, you can do that thing legally/physically/safely while babywearing (e.g. by using another kind of carrier, another carry, etc.) then you get TWO points. Get it?

The person with the most points gets a DDDDC. Like you need one, I know, but I thought there should be a prize.

So, I'm starting. You can't drive a car while babywearing.

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Ok, I'll bite! (What's a DDDDC anyway?)

"You can't use the restroom while babywearing."

You can TOO! I do it all the time - safest, cleanest place for dd in a dirty public bathroom is in the pouch!

Heheh! This is fun! -Jude
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How about:

You can't mow the lawn while babywearing. (dangerous and bad for little ears??)

You can't shower while babywearing. (wrong, I have a shower sling and ahve done it many times).

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I guess the only thing I can readily think up is...go to bed for the night with a ur dc strapped to ur back...*wink*.

But pretty much everything else u can do.

Oh wait...another...U *shouldnt* stand on a chair, with your dc on your back to clean out the top shelves in your kitchen...thats just too risky!

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Heh heh..

You can't swim... Oh but you can, in a way!
You can't jog... oh sure.. just jostles the babe a bit.
You can't blow glass...
You can't ride a motorcycle...
You can't work on a car...
You can't cut down trees...
You can't tame a tiger...

Like that? LOL
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How about:

You can't mow the lawn while babywearing. (dangerous and bad for little ears??)

You can't shower while babywearing. (wrong, I have a shower sling and ahve done it many times).
So not true! My DH mowed the lawn today while wearing DD (and yes he is a keeper ). We have a reel mower, so no fumes or noise!

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Hooray, thanks for participating!

I want to clarify one thing. You can't just make up things that you think someone might say and then rebut them. Rebuttals should be against something that someone on this thread actually said. So, if someone actually posted, "you can't go to the bathroom" then you would rebut. But if nobody posts it, then you can't just post and rebut yourself. Reason being, otherwise, we could all just post things like, "You can't eat an apple while babywearing- WRONG" or "You can't look in the mirror while babywearing- WRONG" and rack up the points.

However this rule shall not be applied retroactively.

So let's recap:

REbutted:
"You can't use the restroom while babywearing."
You can't shower while babywearing. (wrong, I have a shower sling and ahve done it many times).
You can't swim... Oh but you can, in a way!
You can't jog... oh sure.. just jostles the babe a bit.
You can't mow the lawn while babywearing. (use an emission-free, non-electric mower- good rebut!!!)

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go to bed for the night with a ur dc strapped to ur back
U *shouldnt* stand on a chair, with your dc on your back to clean out the top shelves in your kitchen...thats just too risky!
You can't blow glass...
You can't ride a motorcycle...
You can't work on a car...
You can't cut down trees...
You can't tame a tiger...

Now I will rebut you can't work on a car. You can work on the engine when it's turned off, using a back carry, no?

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You can't deep sea dive.
" " bungee jump.
" " jump out of an airplane.

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You can't have sex while babywearing.

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Can't go indoor rock climbing while BWing.
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Or outdoor rock climbing, for that matter.

It's not that the stay-at-home-parent gets to stay home with the kids. The kids get to stay home with a parent. Lucky Mom to DD1 (4 y) and DD2 (18 mo), Wife to Mercenary Dad
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*I* can go to bed with my dd strapped to my back - I sleep on my stomach! (I wouldn't, though. She kicks!)
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You can't ride a horse while babywearing.
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Good ladies, good... could you ride a well-trained horse, just walking, while babywearing? Or would that be too risky even with the best horse? (Asks the lady who has never ridden a horse in her life.)

Monie- could you really sleep that way? I think the poster meant you can't really get to sleep like that. If you can, two points for rebuttal.

To the poster who asked about DDDDCs, click the link at the very top of the page.

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believe me, after chasing a two-year-old all over the house all day long, plus a new puppy who keeps chewing on things and having to go out, I think I could sleep standing up straight!
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Ruthla stole mine

of course, if the baby was sleeping... :

you can't go snowboarding while babywearing. well, at least, i can't - i fall down way too much

you can't practice martial arts while babywearing, especially when sparring.

you can't do gymnastics while babywearing.

you can't (or maybe just shouldn't) jump on a trampoline while babywearing.

you shouldn't ride a bicycle while babywearing... though i must confess i did it once briefly because DS was having a *fit* in the trailer and we were still 2 miles away from the car

you can't use power tools while babywearing (noisy and dangerous)

you can't give birth while babywearing - and i will need pictures to debunk this one
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You can't have sex while babywearing.
LOL, although I was reading somewhere on here about literally being attached to baby while being done (for lack of better word) from behind. I have to say I wish I never heard that one. I guess it was nursing while....eh, you know.
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LOL, although I was reading somewhere on here about literally being attached to baby while being done (for lack of better word) from behind. I have to say I wish I never heard that one. I guess it was nursing while....eh, you know.


Now see, I understand that you have to take your quality time with your DP when you can - but that's just too MUCH.

Though, I have to admit, I can see having sex while wearing a sleeping baby...... do a front carry and just reuse one of the pregnancy positions.... :

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You can't get a haircut while wearing a baby (cuz all the clippings will fall on the baby!)
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Sorry, I've gotten a haircut wearing my DS2. I wore the cape thingy loose with a little opening near his face (he was in the sling in front).

I was desperate - a few weeks after he was born MIL kept him for an hour while I got my hair cut short, and the stylist did a terrible job, like one side inches longer than the other (and I didn't ask for asymetrical). So I went back the next day to have another stylist fix it, but MIL had already left, I didn't want to wait and had no one else to keep DS, so there he slept in the sling under the cape with a little vent held open.

So it's possible, but I wouldn't recommend it
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You can't roll down a hill while babywearing.

You can't cliff dive while babywearing.

You can't motorcross while babywearing.

You can't(shouldn't??)jet-ski while babywearing.

You can't(shouldn't??) hunt (not that most of us would WANT to...but)while babywearing.

You can't get shot out of a cannon at the circus while babywearing.

You can't blow glass... you probably could if the baby was asleep in a back carry

you can't practice martial arts while babywearing, especially when sparring..what about Tai Chi?? *eyebrow waggle*

you can't do gymnastics while babywearing....hmm is that ribbon twirly thing still part of gymnastics?? GOTCHA!!!

heeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this is fun! I will think of more.......*thinking*
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You can't skateboard while babywearing
You can't waterski while babywearing
you can't windsurf while babywearing
you can't surf while babywearing
you can't rollerblade while babywearing
you can't parachute whild babywearing
you can't hang glide while babywearing

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I think we'd better stop on this sex one... I won't go into it BUT we are getting into dangerous territory here. For this thread, we will NOT count that as a rebut and you CANNOT have sex while babywearing. I know that millions of people have sex with a newborn sleeping in the same room but let's just say that's quite different.

"you shouldn't ride a bicycle while babywearing... though i must confess i did it once briefly because DS was having a *fit* in the trailer and we were still 2 miles away from the car"

But people can ride bikes with their kids on them. What if the child has a helmet? Is it really safer to have the baby in a separate seat?

"You can't blow glass... you probably could if the baby was asleep in a back carry"

That's an open-flame art. I don't think we are going to count this. It would be dangerous even with the baby on your back. Occasionally, your back is to the flames. I'm not an expert but I did watch the Dale Chihuly special on PBS and I can say that you definitely would not want a baby in that ROOM, much less on you.

"you can't practice martial arts while babywearing, especially when sparring..what about Tai Chi?? *eyebrow waggle*"

I think this should count. Any Tai Chi practitioners out there?

"you can't do gymnastics while babywearing....hmm is that ribbon twirly thing still part of gymnastics??"

I think there's still a lot of jumping around, though physically it might be possible. I don't think it would be possible to do it WELL.

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I know quite a few people who have worn their babies while riding a horse. I would consider it if I were a stronger rider.

Oh. And I mowed the grass tonight while wearing my DD on my back.

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Okay, that's two points for the babywearing horse-riders. However the grass-mowing has already been rebutted, so while that is a great picture you don't get the points.

I wish I could have a lawnmower like that.

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I'm just jumping in here- hope nobody minds.

You can't play Dance Dance Revolution (lol, sorry-my inner dorkness has come out )

You can't play Twister.
You can't ride a roller coaster.
You can't walk a tightrope.
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Welcome to MDC, D, and to the babywearing forums, and to this silly game, where everyone is welcome. ESPECIALLY people with inner dorkness. Because you can sing karaoke while babywearing, after all.

Though, why not Dance Dance Revolution? If you can jog... I guess it depends on the age of the baby and the physical fitness of the wearer.

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bicycle riding - let's say for sure you can't mountain bike while babywearing, since you can't have a child in a seat or a trailer during that activity either. definitely unsafe.

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you can't do gymnastics while babywearing....hmm is that ribbon twirly thing still part of gymnastics?? GOTCHA!!!
that's rhythmic gymnastics, and it's a separate sport in the olympics

speaking of the olympics, and sports in general...

you can't platform dive while babywearing
you can't figure skate while babywearing (though i imagine it'd be OK to just scoot around on ice skates... but i'm talking jumpy, leapy, twirly figure skating)
you can't speed skate while babywearing (that'd totally throw off your center of gravity!)
you can't water ski while babywearing
you can't wrestle while babywearing (especially WWF style )
you can't practice archery while babywearing
you can't participate in a decathlon while babywearing
you can't play tennis while babywearing
you can't play baseball while babywearing
you can't play football while babywearing
you can't play ice hockey (or field hockey) while babywearing
you can't ride a bobsled while babywearing

ok, my brain's going to explode... too much thinking, not enough coffee
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I have played DDR while babywearing. Not very skillfully, but I'm not that great at it to begin with. It's mostly for my older dd and my dh's entertainment, and Evie likes it when I jump around!

I say you can't climb a tree while BWing. Has that one been said yet?
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hmm I guess you *could* play DDR lol..I just go for the faster songs

You can't soak in a nice hot bath.
You can't ride a quad (was that said?? my brain is mush right now lol)
You can't try on new tops- at least I can't, if someone knows how to get a shirt on and off around a baby carrier lmk I always have to take DS off first.
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