so what would you do if you knew these people and they thought it was ok? Say something? Let it be? They say they made this "workout" up- we should try it (yeah right) Not close friends but see them at gatherings....
the baby is actually a twin, they do this to both, they are now 6mo old but were born at 7.5- so i guess more like 4mo...
Jayne, sewing up a storm mama to ds1 9/03, ds2 2/09, and 2 sweet furbabies.
To answer your question---there is no health benefit to swinging your baby like that that I'm aware of. It could be very dangerous. I wouldn't recommend anyone swing their baby like that. Ever. I swing dd around in short spurtz. I'll swing her once or twice and then I check on her. If she wants more, we swing more--but nothing like the dude in this video.
Seriously. What's wrong with some people? I wonder if the mother of this child has seen this video.
I play airplane with my baby (zooom! whooosh!) but it never occurred to me to swing her by the arms like that.
I mean, if you are inclined to do that I guess it's OK if the baby enjoys it... but why on earth would you? I would never do anything to my baby that I wouldn't want done to myself and I'm pretty sure that I would not want to be hung by my limbs and swung around for my parent's amusement. :
I don't mean to be negative towards those who think it's cool, it's just totally not for me.
I'll stick to peek a boo or making faces.
One of the commonest causes of a dislocated shoulder in toddlers is the "come along" yank by an impatient adult. It looks like we can add "flying baby syndrome" with mild whiplash and bilateral shoulder dislocations to the list of orthopedic problems caused by paremtal ignorance.
I read (maybe in one of the books I received from our "child and family" agency, can't remember exactly..) that small babies should NOT be lifted up by their arms because their muscles/joints etc are not strong enough for that.
Mommy to DD born August 2008
The video won't load for me, but from the descriptions that was my first thought.
Jenna ~ mommy to Sophia Elise (1/06), Oliver Matthew (7/07) and Avery Michael (3/10)
Wading slowly and nervously into this homeschooling thing.
Hey Nena, I know you are creepen on me. Get a life.
You can hear mom in the background at the very end, when I played the video to see babies reaction to everything.
I cannot understand why someone would do this. The only thing I could think of was like, a circus or something.
I pulled my cousins arm out of socket when I was 6 or 7 (he must have been 3), just by playing that 'game' where two adults walk side by side and swing a child between on the count of three.
Sadly, I could only see this guy making it worst as she gets heavier, putting more strain on her muscles and joints. Poor baby.
But furthermore, I wouldn't do that to an older kid, even! As much as older kids love to be tossed around and "airplaned", most kids I know would protest a fe minutes into that routine.
Not to mention the huge probability that he dislocated something on his babe.
And upside down? Maybe for a moment, GENTLY. Not what he's doing.
I didn't want to watch it all!! Poor baby.
Wife to 1 since 2000
Mom to 6 ('01), ('02), ('07), ('09), ('09), ('10)
Basically, yeah I'm sure the baby was enjoying it. But that doesn't mean it is safe for such a long time.
But, I wanted to add that my DD1 has had her elbow dislocated twice. First time she was playing some sort of game with my Dad where he was holding her hands and she would fall back and then pull herself forward to fall on him. One of the times she allowed herself to fall back, her elbow dislocated. She was 3. A year later she was swinging around on a pole and dislocated the same elbow.
Needless to say, I am super careful about 'swinging' kids. I always pick up by the armpits, etc.
I got the idea from Dr. Sears.
I have to say the I held her by the hips and did not swing her nearly as roughly though. More like just past my knees. Certainly not up above my shoulders! The video made me queasy to watch.
She also loved being held under the arm pits and moved from floor to above my head and then down again.
My son does not want anything to do with this kind of play.
DD has a high need for sensory stimulation. DS does not.
One happy momma to a very spirited little girl , her tough little brother , and a happy little suprise late April 2012 . Wife to an overworked and under paid husband .
would you agree that most Europeans (i know that's pretty broad) would not have as much trouble with this video?
Creative - Wife to 1 mother to 4 , , , and always . (Learning Grace and patience)