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Do you let your kids run barefoot?

 

I was in the park, down by the water, with a friend and her little one, and she wouldn't let him take off his shoes because he hasn't been vaxed for tetanus.  He was crying because he wanted to run barefoot on the pebbles, and into the stream.  

 

I felt sad.

 

I wouldn't let my kid go barefoot in many obvious situations, but I think if he wants to go barefoot by the stream, and walk on the pebbles, then I might let him at least get his feet wet.  

 

Am I naive in thinking this is okay?

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I see no problem in that situation.
My unvaxed (almost) 6year old, is the barefoot king! I swear I couldn't pay the kid to keep his shoes on!

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Unless it's a really dirty stream, I wouldn't see why it would matter.

My boys go barefoot just about everywhere they're allowed (my siblings & I were the same way). I do make them keep shoes/sandals on if they're going to be in someone's horse/cattle pen or such. Though we all went barefoot in the chicken coop...

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My kids play barefeet in the streams quite often. If the area was littered I probably wouldn't let them simply because I would be concerned about glass. They don't play barefoot at the parks in the grass for this reason - even though they are supposed to be glass-free zones I often see it in the grass and don't want to risk them slicing open their feet.

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Sometimes I did and sometimes I didn't…but it was always about glass or worry of needles, not tetanus.  

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Yes, my kids are usually barefoot, but sometimes I say no if there is a visible hazard.
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Same here - DD is nearly always barefoot!  If there was a visible risk I'd have her put shoes on.  We've got a small waterway in our backyard that's part of a drainage easement for street runoff, so not necessarily the cleanest water and for some reason there is a TON of broken glass in the dirt on the hill leading to the water, assumedly they brought in a lot of cheap fill to build up the backyard and every time the ground heaves in the spring a new batch pops up.  The dogs have occasionally cut a pad running back there so DD def doesn't go that far, but in the grass I worry a bit less - it's a thick grass with good roots so less chance of things popping up!

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My daughter was climbing a tree today and a branch broke and she scraped her leg pretty good. It looks like the branch may have punctured her a bit, there's a red dot .... I cleaned it with melaleuca oil (tea tree oil)...I'm trying not to worry...anything else I can do? It's on the back of her leg.
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If you are really worried, wash it with hydrogen peroxide, followed by  betadine solution. Make sure it bleeds.


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Hydrogen peroxide causes free radical formation which infiltrates cells and causes apoptosis.

 

Next time you recommend a treatment maybe you should know how it works first.

You are a  pro-vaxxers, as is evident by your other posts.

 

Pro-vaxxers are not welcome on INV.  Please read the user guidelines. 

 

"Members who are vaccinating should not post here to debate or argue accuracy or opinion of things posted. "

 


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If you are really worried, wash it with hydrogen peroxide, followed by  betadine solution. Make sure it bleeds.

 

Hydrogen peroxide causes free radical formation which infiltrates cells and causes apoptosis.

 

Next time you recommend a treatment maybe you should know how it works first.


Next time YOU mandate a vaccination, I hope you fully inform the patient/parent as to ALL of the possible side effects including death.  It is called informed consent.

 

Also, next time you mandate a vaccination, tell the patient/parent all about the legal exemptions that are available to them to use. That too would be full informed consent.

 

 

Read and follow the rules of this forum. It is obvious you do not believe that these rules apply to you, but they do.

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I do not let my kids run barefoot on area with things that could puncture their soles, tetanus vaxxed or not. I have no issue with barefoot on grass or at the beach. In my garden or a public park? No.
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Bronwen13, that scratch type tree branch injury wouldn't make me think tetanus red flag...A tree branch is not an anerobic environment.
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But really, even if I vaxxed the kids, I don't think it's wise from a blatant infection aspect to run barefoot at a park like I see kids doing now and then.
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