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I do have a friend whose pictures of her children were stolen. She is a semi-professional photographer so we're talking quality pictures, high resolution. Kiddie porn it was not. One was a book promotion (innocent theme, self-help kind of thing) and the other was amusingly being sold as a screen saver in Japan... Luckily, Getty takes over and she didn't have to go after them herself.    She now makes the files smaller and puts a water mark on them. If anyone...
The reason that her dd arrived safely was because nothing went wrong on the flight. If parents don't report these incidents. They'll continue to happen.    Again, don't confuse issues by mixing subjects which aren't related. No one was judging anyone. That was your imagination. The OP came here for information and you're bringing up cancer, etc.     
Just wondering, is she speaking to you in your language at all?   
For example the term 'colored' is widely used and identified with in South Africa. I would hope however that a South African person traveling to the US would be more sensitive to it being offensive to some people there and not use it when describing someone. Just because it feels perfectly acceptable to one person doesn't mean those around you wouldn't be offended. I think its good to be aware of the history of the words we choose to use when describing other people-...
The issue is that the seat has to be certified for an airplane, and even then it is at the airline's (actually, the flight attendant's) discretion whether they'll let you install it or not. My friend had purchased a car seat that was MADE for airplane travel (it also had a handle and foldout wheels to stroll around the airport (genius!)) and she was allowed to use it on a flight to her destination, but not back. No reason given.   For the record, if she had been...
  I don't think you really read my post.   And of course it is "their right" to do whatever they want with their child. It is NOT "their right" to tell every other parent in the world that they "can't afford to fly if they can't purchase a ticket for their baby."     They said that when they can't afford a seat for each member of their family, they can't afford to fly. That's completely their right to decide this. If they think we're (yes, I'm included, at...
That argument doesn't make sense because once the baby turns 2, you have to buy them a seat. So there goes the "affordability" question. Lap babies aren't an option after that point. So if anyone in the family gets sick or a parent has to travel in a hurry, they're going to have to buy their child a seat on the plane. End of story.    Don't judge people who wont make the same decision you would. If they wont fly with their baby in their lap, it's their right. I don't...
For the record, my Radian did NOT fit under the bed of our cabin. It was too low. I gave it to the cabin steward to stow during our cruise. We didn't need it for any of the ports. I recommend taking it back the night before you disembark because it got separated and I had to hunt it down.    I flew alone with three kids and took the Radian. It's a really easy seat to travel with. It doesn't rf very well on the plane. Strapped to a luggage cart (please don't buy one...
Exactly!!!   Things have changed. When I was small, ALL the heroines in the fairy tales where white, if not blond. T.V. cartoons had girls with blond, red and dark hair, but they were still all white.   Today, there is far more diversity in popular culture, especially for children.    I interpreted my dd's preference for blond hair as a compliment to ME. But now she picks up a doll with dark hair, perhaps skin as well, without comment. My kids watch T.V. shows with kids...
if I drop my seat in the driveway, it is junk and I should replace it. Really? I'm trusting my kid's life to something that poorly made?   Even if you have a monster-sized SUV and you drop it from there, we're only talking a few feet.    When you fly, your luggage is sent through a conveyer belt and usually then on to a truck. Sometimes it's put into a luggage container, a sort of large, tin bin which is then loaded on to the aircraft. Otherwise, it's taken off...
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