I have a very loving husband who plays with DD every night. Awhile back he started swinging her from her arms ... back and forth up and down and she begs for it. DH usually does it for as long as his arms hold out, then he takes a break and does it some more. Aside from the annoyance of her insisting to continue when he can't physically do it anymore I am really concerned about her shoulders and elbows. Tonight I heard her squeal (with delight) and came in and asked what that was about and he showed me by swinging her by her arms into a half flip and holding her by the hands upside down and her little arms were back behind her. The position was very strange to me and I freaked because all I could imagine was her elbow being pulled out or a shoulder getting dislocated or his grip slipping and her falling on the top of her head and snapping her neck. I managed to get him to agree to no more upside down but he refuses to stop holding her by her hands and swinging her around. Tonight's new move pushed me over the edge.
I know I am being a total party-pooper but I really don't want her to get hurt. In the past I have had to veto him teaching her to jump off of a small table into his arms. It didn't make sense to him at first but after I slowed down the fun he later realized jumping off of furniture into his arms would eventually lead to just jumping off of furniture. So thank god he listened to me on that one.
I know, I know ... I should be happy DD has such a fun and playful dad but the swinging by the arms gives me a bad feeling in my gut. Of course I googled it and found a bunch of stories about a nursemaid's elbow and how you shouldn't do it.
Anyone else swing by the arms? Or know of something convincing enough to get my husband to stop? (Because apparently my concerns are "crazy" and it is "perfectly fine".)