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#181 of 201 Old 12-13-2009, 09:01 PM
 
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Also, I'm pretty sure having a swing/bouncy seat, etc, on an elevated surface is a terrible idea.

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Not sure I could list all the things wrong with the advertisement/website/product. How sad.

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I was reading on another site (I know I can't quote directly) but a mom said her new neighbors called CPS on her for neglect...because she uses cloth diapers.

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I wonder how you even find out if someone has called CPS over cloth diapers - wouldn't they have to follow up on the complaint for you to know? Why would they bother responding that? Is it mandatory that they follow up on every call even if it is blatantly frivolous?

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Well this isn't something someone said, but a baby product I saw an ad for. Because you wouldn't want to actually HOLD your baby while feeding him

http://bottlegenieinc.com/
OMG! That is so F*CKed up I am speechless. No, actually I am swearing, and I rarely ever swear. Sick, really sick.
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If we're going for odd baby contraptions, here's one. http://www.impactlab.com/2009/12/06/...baby-carriage/

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^^^ you can tell it must be a great product by the expertly written paragraphs describing it.

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^^^ you can tell it must be a great product by the expertly written paragraphs describing it.
Are they written by the Iranian designer?

Seriously though, a majority of infant fatalities (read, all but like 3 in the past 19 years) in airplane incident reports where most or all of the other occupants survived were to babies being airlifted for medical treatment. As a general-use thing, the "baby pod" is freaking weird. As a step towards improving the way infants are transported for medical treatment, it's could be a very good thing.
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"You're not going to make him an only child, are you? Because I have only one, and he grew up to be a crackhead. I wish I'd had more."

What would keep them all from turning into crackheads??

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"You're not going to make him an only child, are you? Because I have only one, and he grew up to be a crackhead. I wish I'd had more."
Yea... it was being an only child that caused this.

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Maybe she meant if she had more children, then she would atleast have someone around who wasn't a crackhead? Not that being an only child made him a crackhead.

But that's not very funny then.

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Maybe she meant if she had more children, then she would atleast have someone around who wasn't a crackhead? Not that being an only child made him a crackhead.

But that's not very funny then.
Yea good plan! Everyone, make sure you have more than one kid. Just in case one of them's a crackhead. At least you'll have one or 2 good ones.

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Right after our second child was born, SIL was over and asked how it was going now that we had two. (Our first was only 17 months old.) I said things were great, but we were exhausted from staying up until midnight doing chores after we finally got the kids asleep. SIL looked really puzzled and said, "What kind of chores are you doing?" Um, washing every single dish we'd piled in the sink during the day, cleaning up a houseful of toddler toys, washing the clothes that were covered in leaked breastmilk, washing cloth dipes, etc.
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We were at a play place yesterday and a mom with three kids was there with a friend. Her kids were all climbing, the youngest looked a little under 2. She was having a really hard time climbing (so was my HUGE almost 3yo, and the sign said 3+) and was crying a lot unless her siblings helped her climb. She came to the side crying to mom for help getting down and mom told her, "You're FINE! You're not upset! You're not crying!" Really? She looks pretty upset to me!
I hate people like that. You shouldn't abandon your child in a semi-dangerous situation. At least verbally encourage her, if you know she can do it herself.

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My Mother-In-Law, upon hearing that we did not plan to circumcise should we have a boy, told us of an 8 year old boy that she knew of who HAD to be circumcised because of frequent bladder infections.

"That's why I think boys should get their pencils sharpened while they're babies."

Ugh. We still plan on having our unsharpened little boy one day.
Umm, pencils? Seriously?

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I think part of this problem has to do with people who don't eat dairy due to their own personal beliefs, like vegans. They tend not to eat eggs as well. Also, most eggs recipes have milk in them. If I knew a child was dairy sensitive (like mine) I would be surprised to see them eating eggs, too. But that's because I've honestly never seen anyone prepare an egg dish without milk or cheese.
I think people confuse "farm" products with "dairy" products.

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An old friend of mine once told me: "What's the use of having kids if you can't order them around?"
... if I hadn't been so shocked I would have kicked him.
My parents used to tell my bro and I that they had us so they wouldn't have to do the heavy work...

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If we're going for odd baby contraptions, here's one. http://www.impactlab.com/2009/12/06/...baby-carriage/
Yeah, if the child is in danger of dying... like the airplane is crashing... But just to ease travel?

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Right after our second child was born, SIL was over and asked how it was going now that we had two. (Our first was only 17 months old.) I said things were great, but we were exhausted from staying up until midnight doing chores after we finally got the kids asleep. SIL looked really puzzled and said, "What kind of chores are you doing?" Um, washing every single dish we'd piled in the sink during the day, cleaning up a houseful of toddler toys, washing the clothes that were covered in leaked breastmilk, washing cloth dipes, etc.
Yeah, I remember when DS was newborn and I was told I was lucky to be a single parent cuz I didn't have to do anything but take care of the baby... I asked the person who said that who was gonna do my laundry... enter the laundry fairies...

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I was reading on another site (I know I can't quote directly) but a mom said her new neighbors called CPS on her for neglect...because she uses cloth diapers.
Someone on mdc (I think?) had this happen...sort of. Her 2 year old broke his ankle and the ER called because he was wearing cloth. Not that they suspected abuse from the broken ankle itself, but because he was in cloth. She said he was wearing a $35 custom too. Uh, yeah, totally neglectful.
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I think people confuse "farm" products with "dairy" products.
I am dairy free right now to hopefully help DS's skin (I have it narrowed down to chocolate and/or dairy I think), and mentioned to my mom when we were talking about the rice milk I had made. Then she wanted to know if "all I eat was bland chicken." I told her that I can eat lots of things, like salad, like sandwiches, b/c mayo and mustard don't have dairy in them. Then my mom (who, incidentally, grew up on a dairy farm) was like "but mayo has eggs in it!" I said "Eggs aren't dairy." Then she said "But they're in the dairy section of the grocery store." So I elaborated, "Eggs come from chickens. Dairy comes from cows and consists of milk and its derivatives like cheese and butter." She paused for a minute and said "But aren't eggs in the milk group (like the four food groups)?" I said, "No, eggs are actually in the meat group." Then she said, "Huh. I guess I should have paid more attention in school."

Anyway the whole thing was amusing to me.

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When I was in school, they actually taught us that eggs were in the dairy group. It never made sense to me, but that was what we learned. And you know, if you learn it in school, most people assume it to be true, so I'm really not surprised by that.
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When I was in school they taught us pluto was a planet. lol

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When I was in school they taught us pluto was a planet. lol


Thanks for reviving this thread! it's always good for a laugh (or utter disbelief)
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Someone on mdc (I think?) had this happen...sort of. Her 2 year old broke his ankle and the ER called because he was wearing cloth. Not that they suspected abuse from the broken ankle itself, but because he was in cloth. She said he was wearing a $35 custom too. Uh, yeah, totally neglectful.

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