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May 15th, 2013, 04:32 PM
ThaiSpice's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Just because I think they're kind of funny...here are some of the comments I've heard when people see me babywearing ( most of these are from strangers):

"OMG, you have a baby in there!"
"Oh, I thought you were pregnant...that's a baby!"
"I thought at first that your boobs got really big..." <-- that one was from a teacher at the daycare. What?! Lol.
"Can you drive with her in there?"
"That's how you spoil a baby..."
"Will she fall out?" <-- from my mom, more than once

And some of the better ones:
"That's so great! She can hear your heart beat."
"I've never seen anything like that before! How handy/cute/cool/etc!" (Babywearing is still not common around here).

It's just funny to me that so many people make comments. It's mainstream in my mind, because I have so many online friends who wear their babies, but in reality it's still not the norm here.

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May 15th, 2013, 04:57 PM
jen747's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Oh my! Drive?!? Haha...I guess some people just need educated, but I might have a hard time refraining from giving a sarcastic answer!
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May 15th, 2013, 05:09 PM
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I've gotten all of those and more!

I get a lot of "omg that's the neatest thing ever, I wish they had that when I had kids!"
Yesterday I got the "I thought you were pregnant but there's a baby in there!"

I've only seen someone using an ergo around here. Never a moby or sling.

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May 15th, 2013, 05:18 PM
ThaiSpice's Avatar Platinum Supermommy
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Haha...I forgot about, "Wish they had those when I had babies." I heard that once from a lady whose youngest is four.
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May 15th, 2013, 05:27 PM
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I see Bjorns the most. An occasional Ergo. Never do I see wraps or slings. I always get comments if I'm using a sling especially the solarveil mesh sling. Mostly they are "wow, cool" type comments

The driving comment is just a whole different level of ridiculous

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May 15th, 2013, 07:48 PM
Kennydra's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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Cute! I've gotten the "Oh there's a baby in there!" comments too. I always wear her when we go grocery shopping and I sit Leland in the cart. I mostly just get lots of looks, but the other day I had an old lady come up and start peeking in and touching Rosie's head and asking me if I had a hat for her for when we went outside, since it was "chilly" . Crazy! Kind of funny though b/c there were a couple of people who work there who came up to me and said "ohh you had your baby!" they remembered me shopping there when I was still pregnant. Makes me wonder how much I stuck out that they would remember me .
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May 15th, 2013, 10:54 PM
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Haven't goten any stupid ones this time around yet, a few positive ones. Babywearing in my area is pretty common. With my first I used to walk the dog in a gold course so men everywhere and often got comments along the lines of "didn't you get enough during the first 9 months?" I'd just roll my eyes and keep walking lol.
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May 15th, 2013, 10:56 PM
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It would be fun to get comments here but it is totally normal. I felt so on top of trends when I used an ergo with my oldest daughter and no one here even looked at me twice. I'd say I see an equal amount of babies in car seats and babies in carriers here when I am out and about.
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May 16th, 2013, 01:39 PM
kimberley's Avatar Mega Super Mommy
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I haven't baby worn yet, but it's super common around here.

I want to get a carrier, but I don't know what kind he will like! I don't want to waste any money. I have a bjorn, but I've hear bad things about baby's hips.
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