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“Looks Like He Needs a Nap!”—Dealing with Overly Helpful Strangers

Tired of people pestering you with silly suggestions and annoying questions?
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Tired of people pestering you with silly suggestions and annoying questions?

Arm yourself with these clever comebacks and never fear busybodies again.


The stranger says: "Sure looks like your baby needs a nap."

Your comeback:  "Don’t we all, sweetie, don’t we all [insert yawn]!"

The stranger says: "Sooo, when are you having another? It’s great to have them close."

Your comeback: "Just as soon as this one can help me change a diaper."

The stranger says: "Hey, where’s your baby’s other sock?"

Your comeback: "Oh, we’re trying to do less laundry. So much better for the environment, eh?"

The stranger says: "Shouldn’t your baby be pulling up/crawling/on a schedule/reciting the Gettysburg Address by now?"

Your comeback: "Nah, immaturity runs in the family. You should meet her dad!"

The stranger says: "Congrats! When are you due?"

Your comeback (assuming you are not preggers): "Due home to feed the baby in this stroller right here? Soon! Gotta run!"

The stranger says: "That baby needs a hat on!"

Your comeback:  "You know, I was just telling her that. Maybe she’ll listen to you!"

The stranger says: "Time to get rid of that binky…"

Your comeback:  "Well, that’s gonna suck! Ha, ha, get it? Suck?" (At which point said stranger will realize you have an awful sense of humor and flee.)


The stranger says: "Sniff, sniff, I think I smell a stinky-poo!"

Your comeback:  "Oh! I guess my new perfume isn’t what it’s cracked up to be."

The stranger says: "Are you breastfeeding?"

Your comeback: "Only when we run out of Red Bull."


The stranger says: "That baby looks so hot in that sweater!"

Your comeback:  "You ought to see his daddy!"

The stranger says: "You should put a bow in her hair so people know she’s a girl."

Your comeback:  "Or maybe I could just have everyone take turns changing her diaper?"

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  • Rated 0 out of 5 by 12reviewers.
    Rated 0 out of 5 by all i can say is thank you! i've gotten a few of these and the responces back are priceless!! December 19, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Preach it sista!! lol. My daughter has started teething a little early and all I've heard people say is "She's getting out of the way for the next one!" No thank you! ugh, people can get annoying sometimes April 14, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by I love the Red Bull comment! I laughed when I read it! This can make new moms feel a lot better and add a little humor to the day. February 17, 2014
    Rated 0 out of 5 by Too funny! Gave me a good laugh for sure..people ask the most annoying things. January 22, 2014
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