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Did you like babies before having kids of your own?

I ask this because I think babies are totally different from kids after 1 year (starting to or can walk and talk). I personally loved kids but was totally afraid of babies until I was in college and asked to help look after a friends baby. And that was my only real experience with babies until I had babies of my own. Now, I really love babies (as long as they are NOT mine) but am not as fond of kids (UNLESS they are mine or I know them pretty well). Don't get me wrong I loved my kids as babies, but they are lots of work.

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Asked by Kalic0 at 5:16 PM on Jun. 14, 2011 in General Parenting

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  • I love babies all my life!

    Answer by momavanessa at 5:18 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • I still love babies, but don't love other people's babies so much anymore - just my own or my relatives' babies.

    Answer by soccermomtaxi at 5:19 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • i love babies. used to enjoy kids more but now i babysit and do not like having extra kids here everyday!!!

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:20 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Nope I never liked kids, even now I only like my own kid.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:22 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • i love babies...i loved them to death until i had my own...i still like babies, just not as much lol. the best part of other's babies is you can give them back lol. you're right, they are work. my kids were pretty easy, but then they grow up lol. that's one reason (that and finances along with physical reasons) i'm not having another...the 2 i have are driving me NUTS!

    Answer by armywife43 at 5:24 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • I DID NOT want kids before I began dating and then married my hubby. I have only wanted HIS kids. I have never wanted any other man's kids. I thought that I would just be some carefree woman who traveled alot!

    Answer by 35yoamom at 5:31 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • I like happy babies. I've never been good with unhappy babies - even my own. Kids ages 2.5 and up are who I get along with best...I just feel like I interact with older children better.

    Answer by sojourner. at 5:33 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • I FREAKIN HATE BABIES!!!!! they're whining, crying poop machines! yuck! KIDS i love. they're the best. but babies? get em away from meee!!!!
    i adore my dd. she's ten months, and i'm totally wrapped around her little finger. and she's going to be a big sister in a few months. i'm nervous, but elated!

    Answer by AngryBob at 5:34 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • Loved kids and babies before and after I have had little ones. It really did not change my opinion except for longing to have my own baby every so often.

    Answer by Melbornj at 5:35 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

  • babies scared me before my own - after my own babies - things changed - totally comfortable with babies and love them :)

    Answer by Dew1 at 6:08 PM on Jun. 14, 2011

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