Sapphire - posted on 07/20/2009 ( 20 moms have responded )
So what's your opinion on bringing infants & toddlers to the movie theater?
Some infants might sleep the whole way through a movie. Others would screech and cry. That was my son. Hubby & I tried going to the movies once time when he was about 4 months old. He cried, wanted to be held, rocked, walked, and talked to the whole time. He nursed for about 45 minutes in the beginning of the movie, and then it was my hope that he would settle down to sleep in our arms or infant carrier. No such luck-we had to leave. At age 3 we tried taking him to a kid movie, but he was way too scared of the dark. We did not attempt another movie with him until 6 weeks ago! Now at 4 1/2, he happily watched 'Up'. I do get annoyed at parents for bringing toddlers out to movies who clearly are not able to sit quietly, and even worse, to a late night movie. Even if it is a kid movie, and some toddlers just aren't ready for the movies, please just pick up the whole pack and go. Don't force a scared, crying, whiney, fidgety kid to sit in a seat.