I am saying that I'm capable of preventing my child from dying of suffocation/choking on a bag by supervising him properly. That is correct. It takes more than a few seconds to suffocate or choke to death, and with a parent right there to intervene immediately, chances of death are extremely low.
I'll keep letting my child, who has awesome balance, is intelligent enough not to cause himself to tip over, and is supervised well enough by me that I would notice in time to catch him, stand in the cart. And you can keep going on being pompous, rude, sarcastic, and insulting. Don't let things like courtesy, respect, or the UA slow you down!
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Why don't we all take a moment before continuing our conversation to make sure we're being as respectful as possible and in compliance with rule 1 of the UA?
25 children a year die from plastic bag suffocation. What kind of plastic bags are they? Were their parents supervising them, standing right there next to them making sure they didn't have the bag over their heads or by their mouths long enough to suffocate? Do you know how many kids die each year because of cosleeping? I think the number is about the same. But what we cosleepers know is that those people probably weren't cosleeping -safely- and that we don't know the circumstances. The circumstances probably weren't as safe as they could have been in those cases. And the circumstances where those kids died from plastic bags probably aren't the circumstances that are being discussed with this grocery store scenario, where the parent is standing RIGHT next to them supervising them so that they aren't unsupervised wearing/sucking/whatever the plastic bag long enough to suffocate. Do you know how long suffocation takes?
I've seen several mentions on this thread of kids choking with the parents right there. I see the other threads you mention. I acknowledge that choking can happen. But did any of those kids DIE from choking? NO, because their parents were right there to take action.
|some people are all for parental freedom and freedom of speech until they don't like another opinion.
Like you? I'm not for freedom of speech that goes against the UA. It has nothing to do with whether or not I like your opinion. I disagree with people all of the time on here -without- thinking that they are being inappropriate.
|I find it amusing to no end that at least 2 posters have used the word 'bitchy' to describe the heads up some of us said we would give if we encountered this situation.
It's one thing to criticize a statement, action or idea and another completely to insult a PERSON based on their statements, actions, or ideas. I called the suggestion that I don't care about keeping my son safe stupid; I didn't call you
|I think if you think it's bitchy for another human being to speak to you, you just might have a problem.
So, if one thinks it's bitchy for another human being to speak to them in a certain manner, they have a problem? Ooookay...