Ok, they’re not really abandoned, but it sure seems that way at times. As I mentioned in my last blog, parents here in Czech Republic seem to have absolutely no problem leaving their babies unattended in public places. This would obviously never fly in the U.S. where A) you could be arrested, and B) you run the actual risk of someone snatching your kid.
And while you might think this would be a warm-weather-only phenomenon, it seems to happen all year ’round. Despite the general Czech attitude towards never cracking open a window for fear of catching a draft, even if the inside of a building reaches a sweltering temperature (yes, I’m talking to you Big One Fitness aerobics studio), parents seem to have no problem parking their child outside in sub-freezing temps to catch some air. But given the propensity here to swaddle, bundle, and bag these babies into a fleece-lined stupor, I guess there’s no harm in it in the end.
So without further ado, I present to you my first collection of Abandoned Babies of Brno. I’m sure there will be more to follow. (An lest you think these are just empty strollers parked outside for convenience, I assure you they are all 100% abandoned baby certified.)