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The particular situation has been covered thoroughly in other answers, but let's try to look at the bigger picture: what is better for a child's development - a single, repetitive stimulus or varied stimuli? Laying the whole day at one place and looking at the ceiling or visiting places and seeing and smelling and hearing different things? I think that, ...


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If possible, decrease the formula as much as possible. You can pump or express in between feedings to induce a greater milk supply. You can make prune tea and give her a little bit every day.


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You know, the other day I was talking with my wife about this after we eat in a restaurant and walked across a bar. Currently, we are living in an area where we don't have family and no close friends. And I don't really like the idea to leave my child with a babysitter because I consider she is still too young for a babysitter (our baby is 2 months old). And ...


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You've stated that the bar is not loud, and is smoke-free, so the environment itself should have no negative impact on the child. One potential cause for concern though would be what the mother was drinking. If she is still breast feeding, then alcohol consumption can be problematic. Aside from that, there is nothing fundamentally wrong with a baby being ...


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I'd be more worried about someone bringing a 16-year-old to a bar than a baby. The 16 y.o. might drink; the baby presumably will not. If the bar was a rough place where drunken brawls regularly break out, then yes, I'd say bringing a baby is a bad idea. If the mother got drunk and did something to endanger the baby, of course that would be a problem. Or if ...


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We regularly took our first child to the pub with us. Every Friday from when he was about 10 days old until about 9 months. The reasons why: so we could still socialise with our friends so we weren't stuck in a house all day with a child. This is an essential part of remaining sane he slept only from about 2am to about 4am so we wanted to maximise the ...


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I would approach it from the point-of-view of the other patrons in the bar (not part of the mother's group). One reason I go to bars is that it is the one place you can get away from kids. You can get a bit squiffy, tell a bawdy joke, not have to mind your language too much and generally be in the company of other like-minded adults. This is all rather ...


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I can think of nothing wrong with this. On the other hand, there are various good reasons for doing it: Parents of newborns tend to get cooped up at home. Getting out and socializing is important to relieve this, and some parents don't have access to (or don't want) babysitting. For first-time parents, going out in public with a newborn can be a bit scary. ...


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If it's a nice pub, where people get together for a few drinks and a good time, with a bit of music in the back, I honestly can see no reasonable difference between that location and doing the exact same thing in the setting of your own (or a friend or family members) home. I would not think twice about someone taking their child to a birthday party or ...


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Baby wearing is great for a baby! And at such a young age they tend to sleep for a couple hours, eat and then just hang out interacting with their world. Change their diaper and repeat. It gets pretty mundane so introducing a new environment can be a nice change for both mom and baby. It's not a place the baby can lay around and explore their surroundings ...


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I see no reason to think this inappropriate behavior. Did you see any harm being done to the infant? There was no smoking in its presence. The baby was safely tucked into its bjorn carrier (already a positive parent sign), not being passed among the crowd, or mouthing everything in sight. She was having some drinks which she may have sorely missed while ...


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There's a level of disagreement about whether children should be allowed in "adult settings," and you can get all sorts of opinions on what's appropriate (both for the sake of the child, and for the sake of other patrons). Is this something people do? Yes. It's pretty unusual, but clearly not unknown or impossible. I did take an infant to a microbrewery ...


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I don't drink, and neither does my wife, so I don't exactly spend much time in bars - so I haven't seen this, but that's not really evidence of anything in my book. I also don't know the law in this regard, so if it's actually illegal, obviously you shouldn't do it. Additionally, as was pointed out in other answers, the effect of alcohol on a nursing baby ...


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It's not something I've heard of or seen people doing, and I live in WI where you can't swing a dead cat without hitting a bar and minors are allowed in any bar as long as they are with a parent. As far as the health of the baby is concerned, if the mother is nursing and drinking moderately to excessively, that could lead to developmental delays. From an ...


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Although this is something I personally wouldn't do, I can't find anything about a baby simply being in a bar that would cause the child harm. Is this something people do? Yes. Yes it is. And there's quite a debate about it depending on where you are located. In your instance, it's okay for a minor to be in the bar. The law allows for it, and the ...



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