Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton bring Iggy along to a charity event

05/26/2008 at 08:49 PM ET

Actress Cate Blanchett, 38, and her husband, playwright Andrew Upton, 41, brought along their youngest son, Ignatius ‘Iggy’ Martin, 6 weeks, to the annual charity dinner for the Sydney Theatre Company in Sydney, Australia.  The couple is co-artistic directors for the Armani-sponsored dinner held last night at The Rocks.

You can see a photo of them arriving at the event here

Source: The Herald Sun

Thanks to CBB reader Elizabeth.

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carla at somethingaboutbaby.com on

Great photo. Good for them for taking little Iggy out at 6 weeks. The perfect time to be out and about. So much stuff to carry!

Eleanor on

I love that Cate appears to be such an attentive mother. I’m glad that she actually brings Ignatius along to events with her, giving him the time and bonding he deserves, rather than just leaving him at home. It must be quite difficult for Cate to juggle everything-I’m glad I’m not in her position!

Carol on

She does tote him along everywhere but I’ll bet there were people who thought she was wrong to bring an infant to an event like that. He’s a cute little guy.

Elizabeth on

I love that she brought him with her. Newborns are really portable and they belong with their mamas.

It would have been a perfect time to wear him in a fancy sling or wrap, though. I used to bring my newborn to adult-only events, bundled in a wrap that matched my outfit, and people often wouldn’t even notice she was there. Once, in the middle of a conversation with someone, my daughter shifted in her sleep and stuck her little foot out of the wrap. They guy I was talking to was so stunned to realize there was a baby in there! It was funny.

Emaline on

I hadn’t heard him referred to as Iggy before, that is such a cute nickname and not quite a mouthful as Ignatius!

torgster on

I’m sorry Eleanor, but to refer to a couple who might desire some alone time as “just leaving him at home”? There is nothing wrong with time away from our kids, and by six weeks he’s not a newborn. Call me old school but I think it’s a ridiculous implication. Everybody is free to make their own choices and not feel guilty for depriving their kids of the “bonding they deserve”! Yeesh.

Michelle on

Perhaps what Eleanor meant was that, since Ms. Blanchett has apparently been so busy recently, she would have had to leave Ignatius at home quite frequently the past few weeks, so it’s good that she’s bringing him along for that reason. (I’m sorry to speak for you if that’s not what you meant.) I agree that there’s nothing wrong with having alone or “parents only” time, but it also seems to be appropriate to have him with her so much at such a young age.

Eleanor on

Whoops, I’m sorry! I was meaning more what Michelle said but I should have stated it more clearly in my comment. I agree, it’s important to find a way to give the baby time it deserves but also to have some ‘parents only’ time etc.

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