There are always a few staple items that people take on a night out: mobile phones, handbags and wallets immediately spring to mind. But on a recent night venture into Wan Chai, I noticed two men with the strangest of accessories: babes in arms. According to the men, the mums were on a ladies' night out, and don't the dads deserve some fun of their own? Surely they do, but why bring a newborn along for the ride? Why not let the women go out and have fun, while the men stay at home? Wan Chai is renowned for its drinking and debauchery. It's littered with massage bars, strip clubs, saunas, and lager-lout pubs that offer drinks at such ridiculously low prices there's no doubt that the main aim is to get absolutely obliterated. Babysitters, on the other hand, will come to you, feed and care for your baby, change him when he needs it and see that he gets to bed for some much needed sleep. That these two extremes clashed so heavily on a dirty, noisy, traffic-congested street outside a well-known pub left me speechless. I was sitting outside this particular bar on Lockhart Road when a friend pointed out these men as they parked the buggies outside with some of their paralytic friends. When I asked them about their offspring, they were full of excuses, but they were also full of beer. Naturally, of course, some women are suckers for babies. I'll be the first to admit that the sight of a newborn makes me weak at the knees. At some point in the night, it appeared that these two beer-laden dads wanted to capitalise on the fact that they were pushing 9lbs of cuteness around. Whereas some women were gushing and cooing, others appeared ready to phone welfare officials. I belonged to the latter category, and would still have been so even if these guys had been aesthetically pleasing. Wan Chai at the witching hour is no place for a wee nipper. So, here's a message to those fathers - and others - who dare follow their lead: leave your babies at home when you hit the town. Seven weeks is too young to be initiated into the animalistic watering holes of Hong Kong. Smashing glasses and Come on Eileen are the polar opposite of the cocoon a baby should be nestled in. Quite simply, an infant is an incongruous accessory.