Casmer that irritates me for you! I don't get what is up with these power trippers. There was just one on the news the other day about a TSA agent with empty bottles for breastmilk. Apparently bottles now have to be filled with breastmilk before being allowed on the plane. *scratches head*
Just1more, I think what you're seeing is the pendulum beginning to swing the opposite direction. When I first came to MDC in 2003 it really did much more harm *for* me as a parent than help. I was already insecure and it was so hard to be yourself. You know someone posted a "Oh hell no" gif the other day and it shocked me because --- it was funny, but something like that would have gotten you kicked off the site as a kkk racist 8 years ago. Or a thread shut down. Mods were constantly shutting down threads.
I remember there being "Invite a Native American to Dinner" type threads and...just...so much *asnine* political correctness that it was stifling...
Now, well I can clearly see that political correctness has went the other way and we could very well have ads for Coca Cola alongside threads asking about what kind of circ would be best.
So...I hear you. The internet grew up I suppose...
Not the best at being subtle so I'll just say it as gently as I can -
I personally like hearing about the cons of certain items- yep even the ones I like (which there have been a few things!).
For some of us we have to learn things the hard way, or may blow off your advice, some of us may think you're ridiculous ---but if it helps one person than its totally worth it.
I've used padded ring slings for years with my kids. I still will for this one. Does that mean I blew off the warnings a mom posted on here about padded ring slings? Nope. I thank her for letting me know even if it isn't exactly going to change the way I do things. Atleast I know to be more aware, because that extra vigillince just might be what *could* save my kids life some day. Who knows.
Same with you Janelle, try to not be offended about the hip thing. Unless you are one of those people that truly believe 'nothing like that will ever happen to me' than that little bit of knowledge (even if it bums you out or you feel picked on) could be what saves little Deacon some serious problems later on.
Try to look at it that way instead of as a personal pride thing. Know what I mean?
Personally I appreciate the personal experience posts and Grace, I totally didn't think you were being rude either.