according to these folks a lawnmower is damaging to the ears.....
Sounds louder than 80 decibels are considered potentially dangerous. Both the amount of noise and the length of time of exposure determine the amount of damage. Hair cells of the inner ear and the hearing nerve can be damaged by an intense brief impulse, like an explosion, or by continuous and/or repeated exposure to noise.
Examples of noise levels considered dangerous by experts are a lawnmower, a rock concert, firearms, firecrackers, headset listening systems, motorcycles, tractors, household appliances (garbage disposals, blenders, food processors/choppers, etc.) and noisy toys. All can deliver sound over 90 decibels and some up to 140 decibels.
Read more information on noisy toys."
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trottin', pole dancing, Norway and Sweden lovin' , ,WOHM Kiddos born 12/11/06 and 08/09/08
with #3 EDD:01/2013 So in love with my sweet Swede and my bonus-son 10/25/98
That said, OMG I want a reel mower! Dh and I were talking about this the other day and we weren't sure of the name (other than manual/push mower). I just googled and lordy! I'm in heaven and want one so bad now.
There is no such thing as bad weather. Only bad clothing.
I just always referred to it as a manual mower.
I would not be down with wearing the babe while mowing at all, even if safety is not a factor - oh the horrible sweatiness of it.
Breeder Mama: = wife to an amazing man + mama to J-Bear (07/02) and E-Train (06/08), nanny to Little Bird (07/10).
Just after we moved into this house, I was 7 months pregnant with a toddler and the lawn had to be mowed. I strapped DS on my back and got out the reel mower. I really expected that a neighbor would see my huge pregnant belly and the kid on my back and offer to help. Nope everyone drove by and honked and waved, but no one stopped to help. I told my husband that the women in the neighborhood were going to hate me when their husband came home and suggested they mow the grass with the kid on their back.