I was telling a funny story about DD not wanting to sit in the grocery cart, trying to climb out, making shopping impossible yesterday. It was an imromptu trip and we didnt have a carrier. So, instead of laughing at my cute baby, they shared unsolicited advice.
Boss says "Why dont you strap her on your back or on your front? Shopping shouldnt be that hard."
I say "I usually do wear her, but I didnt have my carrier with me."
Coworker says "Those slings have been in the news lately"
I say "Yes, its a certain type of sling, where if the baby isnt properly positioned with their chin off their chest, they could suffocate. I dont have that kind."
Coworker says "I dont know why people need to keep their babies in those things instead of putting them in a bouncer seat or swing."
I try to explain AP, and also mention that there are many times with DD will stay asleep for a good nap while i wear her, but as soon as I put her down she wakes up. I explain that I can often get more cooking and cleaning done while wearing her.
Boss says "Oh my goodness. You shouldnt cook like that. Its unsafe"
I smiled and left : )