What people say, and what they really mean (baby code)!

If you ever wondered what baby code means, or curious as to what people think of your cherub, then read on!

‘Oh isn’t she a solid unit’… the words fell out of my mouth, each regrettable as my inside voice escaped me. The Mum in question gave me ‘that look’ as I realised my accidental insult to her chubby little darling!

You see this is my problem, I can’t help but be honest, and as we all know, honestly isn’t always the best foot forward!

Which is why there’s a ‘code’. You know about the code right? Sure you do, you’ve been using it for years, you just didn’t realise. You don’t? Ok, let me refresh your memory…
baby code

 

 

 

 

Baby Code decoded!

YOU SAY:
What a healthy looking child you have.
YOU MEAN:
Your child’s a chubster!

YOU SAY:
I love her gorgeous little legs.
YOU MEAN:
Wow, there’s some serious rolls of chub going on there!

YOU SAY:
She’s a petite little lady.
YOU MEAN:
She looks half her age.

YOU SAY:
He has great hair!
YOU MEAN:
His hair is far too long.

baby code

Hungry for more!

YOU SAY:
Ahhh she’s very sweet.
YOU MEAN:
This is a child only a Mother could love!

YOU SAY:
That’s a nice name.
YOU MEAN:
Boring boring boring name.

YOU SAY:
That’s a cute name.
YOU MEAN:
That’s a cute name for a baby, you may regret it when he’s older.

YOU SAY:
Oh those nails are sharp.
YOU MEAN:
For the love of God, cut his nails!

YOU SAY:
He looks just like his Dad.
YOU MEAN:
He looks nothing like you.

YOU SAY:
What a strong baby he is.
YOU MEAN:
Jesus, stop over feeding your baby already!

YOU SAY:
Oh sorry it’s a girl – all babies look the same.
YOU MEAN:
Frankly your child looks like the opposite sex.

YOU SAY:
How’s the sleep training going?
YOU MEAN:
You look like shit.

YOU SAY:
Kids grow into their looks.
YOU MEAN:
This is not a beautiful child!

YOU SAY:
What a voice – he’s going to be a singer!
YOU MEAN:
Stop Your child screaming, it’s doing my head in.

Well there you have it, baby code uncoded! What do you think – can you relate?

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