Mother & Baby Mag... Er, you what??

(20 Posts)
BabyLove2014 Mon 10-Feb-14 22:00:39

Always thought M&B mag was an ok read but this month when showcasing ridiculously out of budget family getaways, they say the following:
"If there's one thing guaranteed to kill the mood, it's having a travel cot at the foot of the bed from where you hear the snuffles of your sleeping baby. And while it's tempting to squeeze the cot into the bathroom or even the wardrobe (trust us, we've been there), it's infinitely preferable to stay somewhere with an adjoining room."
Er, hello? WTF? Is it just me who finds this shocking? No one likes to pour themselves a wine more than me once the kids are in bed but I think the key word here is FAMILY getaway.
Surely if you are going to put your baby in a wardrobe (a wardrobe?) then surely they would need better off at the grandparents instead of risking "killing the mood."
Genuinely shocked by this - especially as I usually laugh at how unrealistic the mag is sometimes about being the perfect parent. Plus on the front cover of the same issue, they say: 'Make every second count with your kids.'
Er yeah, maybe start with not sticking them in a wardrobe.
Do like the Style Tracker section though. Amazing coat from Zara featured this month on Marissa Carter from Beauty Brand, Cocoa Brown. Anyone else seen this, or tried her products?

Pascha Mon 10-Feb-14 22:03:42

I can honestly say I have never put my babies in the wardrobe. Or thought of it. Mind you, I have never thought of reading Mother &Baby magazine either.

I don't think I'm their demographic.

LoveIsTheDrug Mon 10-Feb-14 22:05:25

No, you're right. Parents of young babies must never have sex.

The wardrobe was a joke, I'm pretty sure, but the bathroom/en suite thing, so what? It's temporary, safe & doing no harm at all. Plenty of people don't have their tiny babies in with them at all overnight ever (space or personal preference), the kids don't end up sociopaths.

Lighten up, OP

BabyLove2014 Mon 10-Feb-14 22:09:45

It definitely wasn't a joke about the wardrobe. And why would you pay over two grand for a family holiday to stick your baby in a bathroom? Weird.

LoveIsTheDrug Mon 10-Feb-14 22:10:58

For 20 minutes or so, not for the entire 2 weeks

PatriciaHolm Mon 10-Feb-14 22:15:46

I don't believe for one minute they meant it about the wardrobe, that's simply the style of slightly tongue in cheek writing.

Adjoining rooms on holiday are a great idea grin

BabyLove2014 Mon 10-Feb-14 22:16:25

They were meaning the entire holiday - plugging the fact that this hotel in question has an adjoining room so you can stick the baby in there and not have to 'hear the snuffles of a sleeping baby'
In other words their breathing.
Weird.
But on a lighter note, the Zara coat is amazing
: )

phoolani Mon 10-Feb-14 22:19:17

You can out your kids in a wardrobe? I wish somebody would let me in on these things sooner.

BabyLove2014 Mon 10-Feb-14 22:23:36

As long as they don't end up in Narnia on the other side.
It's all news to me : )

CecyHall Mon 10-Feb-14 22:24:39

My baby is sleeping in a different room to me right now and has done for about 2 years (he's nearly 3). Still fits in a travel cot in a hotel though. (And is a bloody fidgety sleeper so keeps us all awake when we are all in the same hotel room.) Babies doesn't just mean tiny newborns.

Having said that we do all sleep in the same room when we go away but our budget is more premier inn so I've need had to consider a different option!

KristinaM Mon 10-Feb-14 22:25:06

Is this going to be one of those bonkers mumsnet threads where everyone says you can't possibly have sex while your 6 month old baby is asleep in their cot because it's child abuse ?

WhereIsMyHat Mon 10-Feb-14 22:25:29

Do they mean kill the sexy mood? Or just the holiday mood?

TeaJunky Mon 10-Feb-14 22:29:14

I think it quite clearly means the sexy mood. As in 'In The Mood'. grin

BabyLove2014 Mon 10-Feb-14 22:32:52

By 'baby' I read under one year old but maybe that's because I have a newborn (plus a nearly 3 year old)

There's no way I would make either of them sleep next to a toilet after shelling out a couple of grand, even tho the bathroom would be pretty good for that price for a week
: )

Viviennemary Mon 10-Feb-14 22:33:06

It was nothing more than a crass joke. But people writing the articles should know better. I don't think I'd bother with this magazine again. Who'd want advice from such idiots.

bonzo77 Mon 10-Feb-14 22:45:19

My kids have slept in many bathrooms, a walk in wardrobe and in a kitchen / diner. Because they don't share with each other or us (beyond a few months), and sleep better the more light we can exclude. Admittedly these have been budget holidays (think £100's not £1000's) or at relatives' homes.

It was a joke OP.

BobPatSamandIgglePiggle Mon 10-Feb-14 22:49:28

We stayed in a caravan last summer - there was a massive cupboard in the bedroom which we seriously considered putting DS travel cot in rather than arse on upending the single beds in the other room to squeeze it in.

We joked we could shut the doors if we wanted to be rude!

goodbyeyellowbrickroad Mon 10-Feb-14 22:54:00

After spending a week in 1 hotel room before we moved overseas and having to eat dinner in the bathroom as our DS was asleep in the bedroom I could have seriously considered putting him in a wardrobe if it had been big enough.

FrugalFashionista Mon 10-Feb-14 23:19:38

My children have slept in a walk-in closet, in the bathroom, in the hallway, and -gasp- in a suitcase.
Haven't tried the bathtub yet...
Call the social services!

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