Our friends insist on bringing their baby everywhere we go, even parties. It really bugs us. How can we drop a hint?
Proceed with caution! Many couples agonize over leaving baby at home and will bristle at even the most innocent comment. First, realize that your friends' lives have changed—pretty much forever. You're never going to get them back sans baby. Second, know that even the most dedicated parents will eventually be desperate for a break. So stay mum and wait it out. Truth is, it's technically none of your business. The exception? If you're hosting a party and would prefer an adults only affair. In that case, if you're sending a print invite, specify that the party is adults only. If you're inviting friends via phone, casually offer to help them find a sitter.