Comments for http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/12/babes_up_in_arms.html http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/12/babes_up_in_arms.html en-gb 30 Thu 28 May 2015 02:09:46 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/12/babes_up_in_arms.html DKAlbion http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/12/babes_up_in_arms.html?page=87#comment7 albanach - when planning a trip out of town, surely leaving the baby at home with your regular babysitter, or someone reputable should be included in the plans? To leave this vital element to when you're actually in a strange town is scarcely logical!I agree that it's ludicrous to take a baby to a panto and the sheer height of anti-social behaviour. Sadly all too common among parents these days, who seem to expect to be able to drag their offspring with them everywhere they go and the rest of us to put up with it. Wed 24 Dec 2008 13:35:44 GMT+1 millportghirl http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/12/babes_up_in_arms.html?page=75#comment6 I agree with all comments made. Think it is a disgrace to have to pay for any child under 12 months who you know will not be taking up a seat at the theatre, however, I also think it is unfair to the other people at the theatre to listen to children bawling their eyes out - they also have paid to see the show. What I think is unfair is subjecting young babies to the loud music, bangs, cries, cheers that happen though pantos - thier poor wee ears must be killing them at the end of it!!! Wed 24 Dec 2008 11:48:58 GMT+1 Rogerborg http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/12/babes_up_in_arms.html?page=62#comment5 Everyone involved in this story is quite literally worse than Hitler. Wed 24 Dec 2008 08:14:50 GMT+1 albanach http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/12/babes_up_in_arms.html?page=50#comment4 It's all well and good to say get a babysitter. What if you and your family traveled down from the Highlands and are spending the night in Glasgow - you have no idea who would be reputable enough to leave your child with. What if they're tourists from another country? AnnieMack thinks it ironic that he admitted to prancing in the foyer with the baby. Personally I think that exemplifies responsible parenting. When the baby was upset he left the theater. No one was upset. Congratulations to the Kings for playing Grinch this Christmas. Wed 24 Dec 2008 03:44:08 GMT+1 AnnieMack http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/12/babes_up_in_arms.html?page=37#comment3 As a mum of 4 I don't get the logic in taking tinies to the theatre but I do get the logic in the admission charge. I do however think £11 to be excessive. No doubt the charge is to ensure the baby is insured in the event of a incident/accident at the venue. I would prefer babies to be left at home so that the other children (and adults) could enjoy the show. It is rather ironic that the chap who was quoted admitted to spending the time pacing up and down in the foyer with the baby! Tue 23 Dec 2008 22:54:59 GMT+1 charikitten http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/12/babes_up_in_arms.html?page=25#comment2 I agree entirely with Tengsted. I wouldnt have dreamt of taking my children to a cinema or theatre when they were babies, whats the point?? I thinks its totally inconsiderate and selfish to subject others to the disruption of the performance with wailing and crying babies, leave them at home with a babysitter for heavens sake!! Tue 23 Dec 2008 21:43:06 GMT+1 Green Soap http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/12/babes_up_in_arms.html?page=12#comment1 Why not pay for a babysitter, and do the rest of the audience a favour by not letting your darling child cry throughout the performance?OK, its only panto, but I'm fed up going to the cinema or theatre to hear children crying through the performance.Bit of thought for others shouldn't go a miss.Bah, Humbug! Tue 23 Dec 2008 19:20:20 GMT+1 enneffess http://wwwsearch.bbc.co.uk/blogs/thereporters/paulinemclean/2008/12/babes_up_in_arms.html?page=0#comment0 I think the person who is reponsible for the decision should be named and shamed. Utterly disgraceful doesn't even come close. Tue 23 Dec 2008 19:13:55 GMT+1