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Good baby

I have been asked a lot lately if my baby isa good baby. I do not like the term good baby. I guess in my mind I'm thinking babies can't be bad babies there just a baby. I know what they mean when hey ask the question but isn't there a better term they can use.
It's hard sometimes but Molly isn't a "bad baby"!


Asked by Kimkh at 12:41 PM on Jun. 6, 2011 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (8)
  • How about a comeback? "Well, I haven't seen his picture on a wanted poster yet, so he must be good!"

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:24 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • When my kids started to speak, I would correct enunciation by parroting back to them the word they needed help with. Meaning I wouldn't say "the word is Little not Wittle." Instead I'd say with a clear emphasis on the proper word "You are little now but you won't be little for ever. Soon you will be big." Similarly, I've handled people that say things "good baby" by saying "She's your typical baby - easy going until she's not. But I'd not have her any other way."

    Well actually, to that question, I more likely said "Of course" and left it at that. There are some things that are worth making an issue out of and others that simply aren't. Honestly, "good baby" was never one of the issue makers for me. People aren't trying to be obtuse or rude. They're just parroting back the silly, tired small talk about babies.


    Answer by ldmrmom at 1:48 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • they just mean does she give you alot of trouble that's all. it's not 'good baby' or 'bad baby'. it's 'good baby' or 'normal baby' lol....normally they are a handfull and only some of them are 'good'.

    Answer by princessbeth79 at 12:43 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • I always interpret it as "easy". And I always say yes, of course!

    Answer by Shanna84 at 12:44 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • Well, i had a EXTREMELY hard infant - so I guess i never got to this point but I would just say, Yes, he's/ she's a really sweet easy going baby.. if that's the case -

    Answer by maxsmom11807 at 12:47 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • When they say good they mean not fussy. But sorry, babies do get fussy because they cannot communicate to us what they need and want yet. So there's no such thing as a good or bad baby. They're just babies.

    Answer by Imogine at 12:48 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • I know what they mean I would like a term to politly correct with.

    Comment by Kimkh (original poster) at 12:48 PM on Jun. 6, 2011

  • I totally agree. And I love gdiamante's answer. Might make people think again about saying "good baby" if they get a witty response. ;)

    Answer by lifetimelove at 3:49 PM on Jun. 6, 2011