The Baby – Mummy Charter


I, the Baby, am entitled to

  1. Request food from Mummy at any moment of the day;
  2. Refuse said food if it isn’t exactly what I want at that point in time in one or more of the following ways:
    1. Throwing it on the floor, at the wall or at Mummy;
    2. Screaming, shouting or crying;
    3. Smashing the food to a pulp with both hands.
  3. Take complete and utter offence, and be permitted to cry, kick and punch, when Mummy puts me through any of the following violations:
    1. Changing my nappy;
    2. Undressing me;
    3. Putting me in clean clothes;
    4. Taking away tubes of cream I was playing with because I put them in my mouth when they are apparently “dangerous”.
  4. Being transported around in one of the following ways at any given time, with an immediate change should a deem it necessary regardless of time or location:
    1. Buggy;
    2. Mummy’s arm
    3. Mummy’s shoulder;
    4. My own feet with Mummy’s hand(s) being held at any angle of my choosing.
  5. Make it very clear when I am in need of sleep by screaming, shout or crying;
  6. Having demanded a sleep, decide I have more energy than I realised and play in my cot, sit-up and stand-up as I see fit for as long as I like instead of sleeping;
  7. Throw my toys out of my cot and for it to be accepted as Mummy’s fault that I can’t reach them to get them back myself;
  8. Move around the house as freely as I like and do the following:
    1. Open any cupboard doors or drawers that take my fancy;
    2. Investigate the contents of any bags left within my reach;
    3. Get hold of any electrical gadgets left unattended;
    4. Explore any areas of the house that I am told I shouldn’t be going in to because they are “dangerous”. (But are obviously really full of hidden secret toys and snacks that Mummy & Daddy don’t want to share.)
  9. Do anything else I fancy at any point.

You, the Mummy, are entitled to

  1. Uphold the Baby Charter;
  2. Feel happy about it.
Running in Lavender

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Hello, I'm Angela. I'm Mum to two small people (6 & 3). I'm a Gardener, houseplant obsessed and addicted to tea. By day I work in tech and also look after my littles. I'm trying to get our family to live a more sustainable life. I also have far too many opinions...hence the blog. You can read more about me here. You can also follow me on Instagram for mainly plant spam. Hope you enjoy reading!

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