OMG.. SAHM Endagers child !!!!

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OMG.. SAHM Endagers child !!!!
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Fri, 06-27-2003 - 7:00am
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/us/GoodMorningAmerica/breastfeedingmom030619.html

Since we seem to get every bad daycare situation to talk about over here. Lets start on some SAHM stuff. (Yes, this article doesn't clearly state that the woman was a SAHM... but having read follow up articles, she is) Is is just that one BAD daycare indicates that they all are bad and that one bad decision by a SAHM means she had a lapse in judgement and the rest of the SAHP's in the world WOULDN'T ever do that?? Or why is it that bad daycare situations get reported here and bad SAHM situations don't???

Edited to try and correct the spelling of endangers...




Edited 6/27/2003 7:24:08 AM ET by wiggimb

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Fri, 06-27-2003 - 7:14am
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Fri, 06-27-2003 - 7:40am
The bad daycare situation currently being discussed in another thread was posted by another dcp. She didn't do it to slag daycare and show how SAHM is better. She's a dcp herself. It was posted as a heads-up for parental VIGILANCE regarding daycare, not avoidance. It's not an indictment of all daycares any more than a malpractise suit is an indictment of all doctors. The woman's status as a SAHM is incidental to the story.
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Fri, 06-27-2003 - 7:58am
Thanks for making my point.

And that is, when something happens to a child when it's parental care, it's deemed as unfortunate or a "somebody else's problem" kind of thing. When something happens in a daycare it's a OMG we have a National Crisis we all need to be more vigilant type of thing BECAUSE the WOHP are lousy at choosing daycares and daycares are "inherently" untrustworthy... Why the dicotomy? Why don't we post and learn as much from poor parenting by SAHP's as we do about WOHP's...

Sorry, I guess I didn't make the point well the first time.

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Fri, 06-27-2003 - 8:09am
Nope ... I don't believe this woman is even using the child safety seat at all, she decided it is more convenient for her to have the infant on her lap than in the back seat rear facing ... saves her the time spent stopping. She even said she stops to put the infant back in the seat? HAH, big lie, if she can stop to do that she'd stop to bf. Way to extreme on the ap here.

Linda

 

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Registered: 05-13-2003
Fri, 06-27-2003 - 8:25am
This is news? I thought it was common knowledge that many more children are injured or killed in the care of their own mothers than they are in daycare. Doesn't everyone know that?
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Fri, 06-27-2003 - 8:29am
I'm a little ticked that there is an exemption for nursing mothers. That's one of the more ridiculous things I have ever heard. If for *whatever* reason you can't take time to pull over to nurse, let's have an infant flying loose all over a moving vehicle on the highway.

<<"Most of the time when she runs back and forth between here and her mom's place or here and her home, she stops at the rest stop to nurse. But, that turns a five-hour trip into a seven-hour trip and she had things to do," he said.>>

I'd rather have an extended trip than a dead baby. The car seat laws are in place for a reason, and there should be NO exemptions. If she "has things to do" maybe it's time to introduce the bottle.

DUH.

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Registered: 06-17-2003
Fri, 06-27-2003 - 8:41am
Plus, the stats include both SAH and WOH households where kids get hurt in the presence of their parents and on their own playground equipment.
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Registered: 06-17-2003
Fri, 06-27-2003 - 8:42am
Get yourself a nice cup of tea and take some deep breaths.
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Fri, 06-27-2003 - 8:44am
I wonder if maybe the exemption rule applies to passengers feeding infants. Letting a driver nurse just seems completely idiotic.

Either way, it is a law that needs to be changed.

Who cares if *she* feels she can still concentrate while driving? It's not all about *her*. If someone else hits her car, which is entirely possible, the baby will still go flying.

Such a shame that this woman is so worried about her schedule that she can't even take the time to make sure her baby is safe.

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Registered: 05-13-2003
Fri, 06-27-2003 - 8:48am
That whole episode just blows my mind. Even if you're stupid enough to attempt it, I would think it would be a fairly difficult maneuver to accomplish. Really unbelievable. I bf both kids for 8 months and thought I had it down pretty well, but while driving? Insanity.

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