Was I Way Out Of Line

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Angiconda - February 15

Ok so I went to the doctor today and I was sitting there and this guy walks in with his daughter he was a younger dad (not that there is anything wrong with that) and his daughter was in her carseat with a snowsiut and a blanket over her face. It is kind of a long walk once you get into the building plus we were on the 3rd floor but I figured he was just in a hurry to get up there or something and he would uncover her face when he sat down. Well at least 10 minutes went by and I am totally not the type of person to say anything but I was sitting there thinking why is he not taking the blanket off of her face so she can breath. People were walking by and I could tell they were thinking the same ting but no one would say anything and for some reason it was jus tearing me apart that this poor lillte baby was under this blanket and in a snow suit probably roasting and having a hard time breathing and not able to look around and I kept thinking about ds and if something were to actually happen and for some reason or another this lo stopped breathing how I would be unable to live with myself for not saying anything. So I turned to him and I said "i'm sorry I don't mean to be rude or nosey but you might want to uncover her face so she can breath easier" I really didn't want to offend him or anything and he just said oh and kind of smiled and uncovered her face. I just had to say something lately there have been so many babies on the news that have been negelcted and dying I couldnt help myself.


bradylove - February 15

You were totally right in saying something. I would have done the same. What was he thinking???or not! I think sometimes new parents just don't clue in that their babies are actually little humans that might suffocate to death or get heat stroke if they're not undressed indoors. I see babies bundled up in the mall too. And then there's the other extreme...the kid with no hat in -32C!


Shana B - February 15

I probably would have done that as well. I know there are so many bad stories out there about babies. And you were polite about it; maybe he really was inexperienced and didn't realize anything. He didn't seem bothered so you probably didn't offend him either.


Rabbits07 - February 15

I think it was fine....you weren't rude about it or anything. I'm sure it was just inexperience that caused him to do it. At least he had dressed her warmly. Sounds like he was probably grateful for the advice, too.


soon2bemomof3 - February 15

i had the same thing happen a few months ago, i was at the hospital with my l/o waiting for blood to be drawn and there was a younger couple in there iwth a baby and they had her covered up the WHOLE time. I kept biting my lip but finally i said something, i think the girl was a little put out that i said soemthing but the guy seemed ok with it.


piratesmermaid - February 15

You were right to say something!! Men, they dont' think about stuff like that. He learned something new that day you were there. ;)


sahmof3 - February 15

It was probably easier telling a guy, sctually. If he's at all like my dh he's willing, but has to be told what to do alot... which doesn't seem to bother him at all lol. I think you did the right thing.


LollyM - February 15

I would want someone to tell me if my dd's face was covered and I didn't know it! I think you did the right thing. He was probably just embarra__sed and sleep deprived


Angiconda - February 15

Thanks ladies a friend of mine thought it was wrong of me to say anything but oh no harm done.


mandee25 - February 16

Angiconda you definitely did the right thing and I am sure if that baby could she would thank you for it. Good for you!



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