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New Mom Secret: I Took My Baby to a Bar

by Suzanne Murray on March 24, 2009 at 11:08 AM

i took my baby to a bar, mom confessions, new mom secretIt's hard being a new mom (or even an experienced mom to a new baby) and sometimes we do things we know we shouldn't, despite what all the experts say. But this is a safe place to share your secrets—we won't tell.

This Week's Secret:

"Before I got pregnant my husband and I used to hang out at our local bar all the time. When our son was born everyone there wanted to meet him so we brought him to the bar with us when he was just a month old." —anonymous

Question: Have you ever brought your baby to a bar?
  1. Whadda'ya crazy? 39%
  2. Yes. What's the big deal? 18%
  3. Sort of—I took him to a restaurant that had a bar scene. 42%
Total Votes: 633
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We all have secrets and opinions—so thanks to this brave mom for sharing her honest thoughts, and thank you for keeping this conversation nonjudgmental!

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  • gabby...


    March 24, 2009 at 11:20 AM

    I did the same thing but the bar I brought him 2 served lunches and didnt start to serve alcohol until 3. So dont feel bad!!

  • sunmo...


    March 24, 2009 at 11:27 AM

    We are members of a local rod & gun club with a bar.  It is a family place so babies and kids of all ages are allowed. Our girls have been there numerous times, it is a part of our family!

  • s.teph


    March 24, 2009 at 11:28 AM

    It's not something I would do personally, but I understand the need to show off the baby. If neither parent is drinking I'd feel better about it.. but I guess to each his own. But be prepared to hear some nasty comments questioning your parenting skills.

  • My2J....


    March 24, 2009 at 11:35 AM

    We brought our first son into a bar to show him off, lol.  It was a VERY small town and that's where all my in-law's friends were, but we only stayed in for a few minutes and only if it wasn't all smoky yet. 

  • angle...


    March 24, 2009 at 11:49 AM

    You just have to do what you think is right for your children. Don't worry about what people think about you.

  • Mythi...


    March 24, 2009 at 11:56 AM

    some people's lives revolve around bars. they can offer more than alcohol and physical things like a sense of family.

  • mrssu...


    March 24, 2009 at 12:02 PM

    i don't think that i would of brought my baby to the bar.  or maybe you could of had them come out side instead of going in side.  was the inside of the bar smoke free or was it still a smoking place that is my only question.

  • Momma...


    March 24, 2009 at 12:03 PM

    Now that smoking is outlawed in bars in my state, I have no issue taking a baby into one.  Most bars have good food, I really don't see any issue untill they are old enough to either disrupt other patrons or get teribly board.

  • glyce...


    March 24, 2009 at 12:06 PM
    well, i am not in my hometown otherwise i would take connor to the mint. i wouldn't take him there at night, that would be crazy, but i know a lot of people there so during the day when my favorite bartender is working, game on. if you can't feel comfortable doing something you did before you were pregnant, then you really need to question what you were doing.
  • JenBass


    March 24, 2009 at 12:09 PM

    I went with my parents-in-laws to meet most of the other in-laws(cousins, uncles, aunts) that I had never met before cause they are scattered all over the planet... and I had my 2 little boys with me. It wasn't smokey cause they all knew the little ones were there and besides we were the whole bar with 36 of us crammed in there! Who cares what other people think!?!

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