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Is it just a small town thing?

Anonymous
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Or are people in my town crazy...or am I crazy...?

I have a 7 week old. Everytime we go anywhere, complete strangers touch him. I've had a woman try to take off his socks to see his feet, one woman grab my cart to get me to stop, people constantly rubbing his head, playing with his hands, taking his blanket off, etc. I was kind of shocked at the audacity at first and now I just walk with my head down and don't stop for anyone. I seem rude, but wth, quit touching my baby!

My older two were born in IL (NC now) and this never happened. People would take a peek, give a compliment and move on. I would never dream of touching a stranger's baby!
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:57 PM
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Momoftwinkies
by Silver Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:58 PM
It happens everywhere. People are weird!
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:58 PM
Welcome to the south.

I'm in SC, small town, and it's the same way. I let a woman have it at the store when my daughter was 8 weeks old and she was all in her face.
KME3
by Platinum Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:58 PM
Small town thing. I have experienced that also.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 25, 2013 at 9:59 PM
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You're on the south. We love all babies. Mean no harm. Just how it is.
shortycmlb
by Gold Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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It's a southern thing.

And frickin annoying. Unless they're family (extended, extended family included), no one needs to be touching my baby......

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:00 PM

I lived in a small town when my kids were young.  People did that the one time I took my daughter out at 1 month,  After that I would not take her out til she was close to a year because I didn't want their germy hands on her.

jstine86
by Justine on Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:00 PM
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Small town thing :) I personally wouldn't worry about it too much.

Anonymous
by Anonymous on Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:01 PM
Where I live it's a Mexican thing lol. My MIL is constantly touching other people's babies... Surprisingly No one ever gets mad :/ lol
thenameshailie
by Ruby Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:01 PM
small town thing, especially from old people. They just like babies and I think we would all touch people more if we thought they were okay with it, babies don't care who touches them.
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bahamamama61
by Silver Member on Mar. 25, 2013 at 10:02 PM
Love the Babies:) Small town OK:)
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