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Gosh, all you slinging mommies out there, have you ever had this happen:<br><br>
I was shopping at Walmart and this woman came up to me and grabbed ds's foot and was trying to stuff it into the sling. I grabbed his foot and said, " Uh, yes?" She said, "Oh I'm trying to put his foot back in there...so his circulation doesn't get cut off".<br>
I just looked at her and said..."It's supposed to be sticking out, it's fine." She again mentioned something about his circulation getting cut off and I said again, "It's fine" and she finally walked away. I had ds in the hip carry....what gives people the feeling that they have a right to just come up and touch my baby and assume I'm gonna be okay with it? I kept my calm, but it really made me mad! Has anything like this ever happened to anyone else and how did you react?
 

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Nope, but I have been followed around Baby Gap b/c they couldn't see the baby in the sling and thought I was shoplifting :LOL :LOL I just pulled the sling back and the salesclerk say a tiny redfaced newborn and was in awe, had never seen a sling before :LOL
 

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people are morons.<br>
"is that a baby in there?" what the %^$# else would i be carrying between my breasts?<br>
"does she fall out?" yes, i routinely let my child fall into the street.<br>
"can she breathe in there?" no, i'm trying to suffocate her.<br><br><br>
can you imagine if we acted like that with adults? i could just go up to people and start wiping their makeup off and cutting their enormous bangs and mullets and say "there! isn't that better? now your skin can breathe and we can see your face!"
 

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Worldshakerz, wow that was really rude. It amazes me how often people will do stuff like this without thinking and without considering the fact that they're just ignorant and rude.<br><br>
Elphaba, that's hiliarious - I can think of a few people I'd like to 'fix'. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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:LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> :LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> :LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> :LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"> :LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao"><br><br>
I have personally never gotten any comments or anything like that. I can be a very abrasive person though. If someone tried to stuff my son's foot back in I probably woulda had a hissy fit.
 

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My cousin was nursing in a sling and an older woman came up a asked if she was holding a puppy in there and kept trying to pull sling away so she could see. My cousin was like uhh..no, could you pls. stop pulling at my sling, its a baby..
 

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I don't know what it is about some folks. I had to show the cashier at WalMart that I wasn't trying to steal anything, and another time, Clara was being fussy (she had reflux really bad, but loved her sling), and a lady WENT OFF on me about how much my baby "hated" that thing, and it was choking her and too tight, and too hot, etc...<br><br>
I tried telling her that she was fine, but the lady kept following me and making comments. After a while, I just got Clara out of the sling, and the started REALLY crying. She calmed down after I put her back in, and told the lady "see, she WANTS to be in there". She left me alone after that.<br><br>
I'm sorry that happened to you, I don't why people think that they know better than you do what makes your baby happy.
 

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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;"><i>Originally posted by Elphaba</i><br><b>people are morons.<br>
"is that a baby in there?" what the %^$# else would i be carrying between my breasts?<br>
"does she fall out?" yes, i routinely let my child fall into the street.<br>
"can she breathe in there?" no, i'm trying to suffocate her.<br><br><br>
can you imagine if we acted like that with adults? i could just go up to people and start wiping their makeup off and cutting their enormous bangs and mullets and say "there! isn't that better? now your skin can breathe and we can see your face!"</b></td>
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OMG !! :LOL :roflmao
 

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I was wearing her on my back...easiest way for me to put a grumpy toddler to sleep...and my sister told me that I was hurting her because she was spreading her legs too wide (I'm a BBW). I just told her that I wasn't, Bella loves to be back slung...
 

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So true!<br>
Elphaba, you are too funny! :LOL <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/ROTFLMAO.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="rotflmao">
 

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Thanks for all the replies everyone. And Elphaba you're crackin me up<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin"> I've had very good responses with the sling too, so this just really shook me....trishshack I too can be abrasive and I'm suprised I didn't lay into that woman.
 

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"is that a baby in there?" what the %^$# else would i be carrying between my breasts?<br></b></td>
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I would get this all the time!! DUH!!! :LOL<br><br>
Also I have had a few people get an eyefull when they pulled back the sling to peek in before I could say he is nursing!!!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/yikes.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="EEK!"><br>
:LOL Serves em right, eh?? :LOL
 

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Never mind... posting with PMS is never a good idea. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/wink1.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="wink1">
 

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i've had one person pull back the sling to look in. i just withered her w/a look, kwim?<br><br>
our problem, ongoing, relates to the curly blonde hair of dd's #1 & #2. strangers just touch them, & they're 2 & 5 now. it's difficult to be nice to people who are outright rude, especially when they don't even realize it's rude. why on earth do they think this is okay?<br><br>
i want to ask them if they would be happy with strangers touching their children, & also to ask how they teach about personal space/boundaries. i also want to slap their hands away. ugh.
 

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Yes, looks can kill. And it really is hard to be nice to rude people...what happened to manners? Seriously I think etiquette is such a problem these days. Like you said, somehow they just don't even realize....<br><br>
By the way, I think your daughter's names are beautiful.
 

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thank you!<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/orngbiggrin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="orange big grin">
 

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I am a lurker Here but I just have to say the nerve of some people. I never would have even considered touching , poking, prodding or anything else to someone else child. That is so rude. I am still not sure why people think Slings are some form of midevil torture device , but in our house they are a life saver.
 
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