When should crying children be taken from the building?

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  1. Jeremy Gill profile image95
    Jeremy Gillposted 15 months ago

    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?

  2. maven101 profile image79
    maven101posted 15 months ago

    Remove immediately !!! Respect others sensibilities

    1. Jeremy Gill profile image95
      Jeremy Gillposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I agree, but many people try to calm it down first, which usually just doesn't work. On the other side, glaring at the parents doesn't help matters either, and it's to nice to give them a pass too. Just not at weddings.

  3. elayne001 profile image82
    elayne001posted 15 months ago

    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.

    1. Jeremy Gill profile image95
      Jeremy Gillposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Great minds think alike. At a formal event like a wedding, I'd remove them if they don't quiet within seconds; at most public places, I'd allow a bit more time before etiquette says they should be set aside and calmed.

  4. poppyr profile image93
    poppyrposted 15 months ago

    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.

    1. Jeremy Gill profile image95
      Jeremy Gillposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      Definitely, that shouldn't be allowed to happen at a one-time event like a wedding or funeral. That said, society can be a little harsh on parents when it comes to less-formal situations, such as planes or Sunday church.

  5. NessMovieReviews profile image93
    NessMovieReviewsposted 15 months ago

    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...

    1. Jeremy Gill profile image95
      Jeremy Gillposted 15 months agoin reply to this

      I agree, especially with one-time events like weddings. With places such as restaurants, I'm more lenient, but if a crying child can't be quieted within a minute or so, it'd definitely be polite to remove them until they calm down.

  6. profile image57
    chaidragonfireposted 15 months ago

    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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