When should crying children be taken from the building?
I grew up with many young children, so I understand it's not easy for the parents and family to handle rowdy kids. That said, I recently attended a wedding where a baby was wailing right as the bride entered. Rather than remove the baby, the parent simply tried to quiet them to no avail, and I doubt the bride was thrilled about the situation.
It'd stink to miss that part of the wedding, sure, but that's the risk you take when you bring young children to these events. Thoughts?
If the child cannot be calmed down within a minute or two, it is best to take them outside. If they have hurt themselves, it should be right away. It depends upon the situation and if the caretaker has anything to soothe the baby with like a bottle or toy.
Definitely take the baby out... sure, it sucks for the mother to miss the wedding, but it sucks more for the bride! How embarassing. I love children, but not at events or on planes lol.
I have two toddlers right now. Common sense is required as are manners. Be it restaurant, wedding or movie at the cinema - my finace and myself have always exited the scene. How horrible to marr someones special day with a crying baby. I took my first born to a friends wedding ceremony, he didnt cry but he wouldnt sit on the seat. No one really noticed but had he been disruptive in any way, I would have hightailed it away. People, both particiapnts and guests spend wads if cash to present at weddings. Same with restaurants. Remove...
Depending on the situation and location, will depend on the timing..........
Situations and locations like formal parties, meetings, or gatherings, like a wedding, means loud kids of any kind should be removed IMMEDIATELY from the area to be dealt with. And they should be taken out of hearing range of the others.
Situations and locations like shops, stores, and other public places - 30 seconds is a time frame to calm them down or distract them from being loud or obnoxious. If it cannot be done in that time frame, then they need to be removed from the area to be dealt with. Again, out of hearing range of the others.
Places like restaurants that are NOT geared for children - again, should be immediately removed and taken out of hearing range. I know sometimes removing them from hearing range can be difficult, but nobody wants to hear a screaming kid when trying to eat.
What I've seen in the past 25 years or so, is 99% of parents do not teach their kids manners, public manners, respect for others, consideration for others, or acting civilized in public places.
And contrary to what most people think, toddlers CAN be reasoned with and taught these things.
Sometimes it might take some professional instruction to do so, but it can be done.
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