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Babies napping in the fresh air...

Sunday, June 09, 2013

Now that I think of it, my Mom would put my younger sister outside in a baby carriage with a net cover. I don't think she did it in the dead of winter (Buffalo, NY) but when the temperature was milder. I can't remember if I did that with my daughter when she was a baby.
I know I took her for walks in her stroller but napping outside.. I will need to think about that.

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    I left my babies in a carriage outside for sleeps. My Mother in-law did that with all of her 9 children In the winter I did also. We had them close to the front doors or sometimes in backyard. After the carriage the strollers. Like one lady said. Show them the world about us..

    My children never got colds. They soon got immune to outside. I would not put out in freezing weather the children of course not but I had snowsuits on, boots, blankets and plastic carriage visor's to protect them from any winds. Boy did they sleep.

    Now a days you can not do that. They would get kidnapped.

    Yes I see Mothers walk down the street in town . Cigarettes hanging out of mouth or cellphones. Really do they talk to their babies while walking them.

    I talked to my babies. They say the first two years of a childs life is

    depended on Moms. To teach them all things. stories, singing, motor skills. So they become after very independent children and grow up to have a voice.

    Your blog was very good.

    1715 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/10/2013 2:27:33 PM
  • MAGIK0731
    Things are definitely different these days.
    1715 days ago
    I loved the old carriages/prams where you were able to talk to your babies, see if they were appropriately covered and just check on them if they slept.
    Parents now a days don't realize how much they are HARMING their children by not talking to them.
    BTW I know they have car seats facing the back, supposedly for the baby's safety, but what does that allow the baby to see. Even if both parents are in the car, one will have to sit in the back to be able to talk to, see and be seen. Not so good for emotional stability-just saying!
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    1715 days ago
    I know that while I wouldn't do it today, I certainly left my sons outside in our back yard to nap - we talk about unattended, but they weren't really unattended because we were watching out the window. I also loved the OLD FASHIONED carriage that allowed me to talk to my babies - I adored ALL babies but these were MY BABIES and I wanted to see them, talk to them, and share the world with them. As they got older and could talk, the stroller came out and I would point things out to them, and we would talk about the sights they saw.
    1715 days ago
    never left my son outside unattended. Also walk him outside only if the temperature was above 0 C ;)
    1715 days ago
  • 123ELAINE456
    I agree with Nora also. I never put my Son outside for Naps. To dangerous. God Blessings to You and Everyone. Have a Great Monday. Take Care. Hugs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    1715 days ago
    Back home our prams were high off the ground, waterproof covering and good springs on them so the bounced off the footpath Yes, they faced their mother.

    It's the same here, a young person can't walk down the street wit a cigarette in there mouth, their mobile stuck in their face. Some time's I would like to pick up a telegraph pole and stick it in front of them.

    I too left my pram outside the shop when I went into it. I certainly wouldn't do it today
    1715 days ago
    I so agree with Nora, I too walked my babies in all weather ..
    emoticon emoticon They were snug and warm in their Silver Cross pram which was facing towards me as I walked . emoticon
    We interacted with our babies, and they got lovely fresh air and our undivided attention.. emoticon
    1715 days ago
    I would like to nap outside under a net also! LOL!
    1715 days ago
    I saw that when we were stationed in England in the early 80's but never did that to my daughter. She was too much of a dare devil to have a nap outside
    1716 days ago
    In England everyone had huge baby carriages and mother would put the babies in and walk them to the shops. The carriages were left outside unattended, The world was much safer at that time. When I came to US and had our first son. I had a baby carriage and I bundled my March baby up and went to a walk. A neighbor ran out f her house and told me it was too cold to take a baby outside. That was a real eye opener.
    Now I see mothers walking baby's with the child looking ahead at the scenery often squinting because the sun is in their eyes. Meanwhile many mothers are chatting or texting on the phone. I always made sure the child was looking at me so I was able to talk to the child no matter how young. So many mothers unknowingly are short changing their babies by not talking to them.
    Animals teach their young instinctively and alas, many mothers are not educated as to how to communicate and RAISE A CHILD.
    1716 days ago
    certainly not unattended
    1716 days ago
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