37 year-old Granny defends taking baby in carnival band

Revelers Port of Spain Trinidad, photo By Jean-Marc /Jo BeLo/Jhon-John from Caracas, Venezuela – 09-Oranges, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=3931057

Francesca Cabrera was warned on Carnival Monday for bringing her 5 month old grandson to play mass with her costume band according to Trinidad Express.

The baby was supported by a front facing baby sling. The police warned her against holding the baby in her hands while she was in the band as they thought it dangerous. Photographs of the baby being carried in the costume band made the social media rounds and outraged many viewers. The mother of the child who was also in the band contacted local media in Trinidad to defend her actions, stating that she would return with her children again in 2019.


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  1. in these times
    February 19, 2018

    but, this happens here every year. During every carninval opening there are parents with babies, during carnival monday and tuesday there is the same. maybe not IN the band, but ten feet away or less from the band are these “parents” in the midst of revelling and blasting music and smoke from grills etc. Because you are not in costume doesnt make you different.

    February 17, 2018

    A 37 year old grandma (how is that possible)… these are the women making children creating criminals because they don’t have a parenting mindset, they are selfish and cannot adjust their lifestyle to their station in life… some people grow up as adults physically but remain as children mentally.

  3. Roger Burnett
    February 17, 2018

    I wonder how many of the naysayers leave their babies in Day Care and their infants plonked down in front of a television. At the same time, I wonder why the father and grandfather are conspicuous by their absence.

    • The one and Only
      February 17, 2018

      Leaving your infant in front the television is not the same as taking a 5 month old in a band…

  4. Advisor
    February 16, 2018

    So many young babies I does see in carnival Dominica… even in jouvert. All of all u shut up there. stupes.

    • The one and Only
      February 17, 2018

      Ok…so because they many stupid people out there that don’t care about their babies, that’s makes it ok? If you have kids I feel sorry for them…if you don’t keep it that way. Obviously you need to learn about parenting first and safety first.

      • The one and Only
        February 17, 2018

        Yes of course you will see it here, Dominica has a lot of stupid people.

      February 17, 2018

      you have the mind of a child!!

      • The one and Only
        February 18, 2018

        Really? I guess you’re one of those ignorant/stupid Dominicans

  5. Chakademus
    February 16, 2018

    Oh my, I could not get past the first 4 words of the title: 37 year-old Granny…


    • badbaje
      February 17, 2018

      One of my first thoughts also!

  6. February 16, 2018

    Children having children.

  7. Sacregas
    February 16, 2018

    How come nobody blame The PM of DA nuh or put it on DA..

    February 16, 2018

    Not surprising, but the social justice warriors (SJW) will defend her as a poor single black, mother, or Queen, who is under privileged, and harassed by the police. She will get a million likes on FB and other social media. But her is the father of the child, in this sad story?

  9. Maria
    February 16, 2018

    Leave the baby home and go and jump…. you are the worse of the worse, a terrible mom! Take your child with you- you are deemed unfit. I would do the same dan things.

    • LawieBawie
      February 19, 2018

      You forgot to mention the option of ‘staying home with your child until it is old enough to take to events of this nature’.

  10. Pikka Boo
    February 15, 2018

    Take away that title…..
    she would be the first to call the police if the baby gets hurt……

  11. mine
    February 15, 2018

    Both mother and grandmother have no common sense, they should be arrested for child endangerment.

  12. antidote 4 stupidity
    February 15, 2018

    Something can happen anywhere anytime. Does that mean the baby should be kept at home 14/7?

    • February 17, 2018

      This name certainly doesn’t suit you because you are demonstrating pure stupidity by thinking the way you do. A child that small does not have a well developed immune system and being out there is that sort of environment could lead to the child becoming very ill. In your peanut brain you are only thing of the child being struck by a bottle or some other object. People get yourselves educatex. If you were unable to do it in a formal setting. Watch educational programs and read.

    • The one and Only
      February 19, 2018

      Antidote…really?? So you think that baby should be in a band? It’s damn baby, safety first..why risk it? Just to have a good time? I swear some people don’t deserve to have kids

  13. Roger Burnett
    February 15, 2018

    Some years ago, the most beautiful picture posted of the Rio Carnival parade was of a queen splendidly enthroned on a passing float…breast feeding her baby.

    To mind mind the image was more wholesome and proper than a bevy bodies wearing thongs.

  14. Me
    February 15, 2018

    So wrong. All that noise, all that bouncing. That’s without anybody jamming her in error etc

  15. Dominican
    February 15, 2018

    37 year old granny? omg..

    • Yes ah
      February 15, 2018

      Like mother like daughter

  16. The one and Only
    February 15, 2018

    The world never stops to show us how idiots keep reinventing themselves.
    Thank God nothing happened to the baby.

    To the person who did this, you should be charged for putting carnival over the the safety of a child. What if something did happen, would you blame the people in the band????

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