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Poll: Taking an 18 month old baby to the pub, in the evening, by yourself and drinking alcohol?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by dowie, 30 Mar 2017.

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Taking an 18 month old baby to the pub, in the evening, by yourself and drinking alcohol?

  1. Irresponsible

    284 vote(s)
    65.6%
  2. Perfectly fine

    94 vote(s)
    21.7%
  3. Pancakes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    55 vote(s)
    12.7%
  1. banja

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 4 Aug 2006

    Posts: 2,289

    What kind of pancakes?
     
  2. Droolinggimp

    Mobster

    Joined: 16 May 2004

    Posts: 3,601

    Location: Derby

    I don't drive so can I still take my lad down the pub?
     
  3. G-MAN2004

    Caporegime

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    Posts: 30,235

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  4. ci_newman

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 24 Feb 2004

    Posts: 9,534

    Location: Hook, Hants

    This time of year where the weather is warm and the child can play outside / in the garden, I see no issues at all with going in the evening and having one or two drinks. It would be no different to sitting in your own garden in the summer evenings drinking cider / beer whilst your children play.

    I suspect most of the people voting "irresponsible" on here merely hate the thought of having children at the pub in the evening, regardless of whether you are drinking or not.
     
  5. robj20

    Capodecina

    Joined: 9 Apr 2007

    Posts: 10,028

    Having seen two of my nieces prefer to be in the pub rather than be outside playing all because that's the only place their parents take them, mine will never be going anywhere near them except for a pub lunch.
     
  6. Avenged7Fold

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Sep 2012

    Posts: 11,716

    Location: Surrey

    Are you sure they don't prefer an indoor activity, like playing ipad/phones as many kids do?

    I wouldn't blame the pub if your two nieces are glued to a phone or tablet screen indoors, it is likely the tech that is more appealing than the pub, which is just a comfortable place. I went to the pub quite a bit as a kid and i just played cards, pool (when i was big enough), darts and interacted socially with everyone else there, as well follow the pub cat around
     
  7. Spook187

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,353

    Location: Cumbria

    How is it chavvy taking the kid to a boozer, Dowie lives in a bubble if you ask me.
     
  8. Avenged7Fold

    Capodecina

    Joined: 12 Sep 2012

    Posts: 11,716

    Location: Surrey

    Does the boozer have real seats or corner sofas?
     
  9. uber soldat

    Mobster

    Joined: 19 Oct 2007

    Posts: 2,850

    Location: Delete *.*

    This. Its a pub not a creche, too many people treat it as one. If you have to take your delightful offspring out with you take them to McDonald's.
     
  10. dowie

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 29 Jan 2008

    Posts: 51,298

    I don't think anyone has claimed it is - read the thread title: 18 month infant, taking them alone and drinking alcohol...

    well everyone is being asked and according to the poll I'm clearly not
     
  11. theone8181

    Soldato

    Joined: 27 Mar 2013

    Posts: 5,066

    What about if the pub has an indoor kids play area? If said child is happily playing in there is that still not ok to some people?
     
  12. CREATIVE!11

    Soldato

    Joined: 21 Apr 2007

    Posts: 6,510

    Perfectly fine.

    As long as you aren't there getting wasted.... sat in sunshine for example enjoying pint or two (as long as no driving), what's the big deal?
     
  13. SuperBOB

    Hitman

    Joined: 11 Jan 2004

    Posts: 513

    Location: Sydney, Oz

    I take my kids to the pub all the time, they love it and ask to go. I don't see the problem.
     
  14. dowie

    Capo Crimine

    Joined: 29 Jan 2008

    Posts: 51,298

    not if you're drinking and you're the only one in charge of the kid - at 18 months it isn't like you can just leave them out of sight either
     
  15. [email protected]

    Capodecina

    Joined: 30 Nov 2005

    Posts: 11,411

    2-3 pints that would be ok, bit still think I wouldn't
     
  16. Surfer

    Capodecina

    Joined: 31 Dec 2005

    Posts: 11,179

    Location: Glasgow

    Very very chavvy

    The line must be drawn here! This far no further!
    /picard
     
  17. Spook187

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 16 Jan 2010

    Posts: 8,353

    Location: Cumbria

    Exactly, I don't know why so many in this thread are getting their knickers in a twist.
     
  18. Threepwood

    Soldato

    Joined: 29 Sep 2011

    Posts: 5,205

    Location: Monkey Island

    It's only illegal to have an under 16 in a pub from midnight - 5am, in case anyone was wondering. (they obviously have to be accompanied by an adult at other times)
     
  19. NoobCannon

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Jun 2011

    Posts: 5,339

    To the pub yes no prob really esp if meeting friends ir theres a play aera.

    drinking on ur own with said baby no.
     
  20. Nitefly

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 24 Sep 2005

    Posts: 33,704

    18 month baby by yourself... what if an accident happened... hmm doesn't sound like a great idea, I probably wouldn't.

    With company or an older child, crack on.