This made me so mad!!!

United States
May 8, 2007 6:59pm CST
Today I was driving home from school, and I saw something that absolutely infuriated me! Let me first say that it was 80 degrees outside at this time! There was a woman outside sitting on her porch in a rocking chair rocking a baby, who she had wrapped in a blanket! The porch was not inclosed or anything, so she was directly in the sun. This poor baby, who looked to be no more than 3 months old, was in the 80 degree weather with a blanket! I was soo mad! That baby could have died! And if not, then gotten extremely sick. What would you do if you saw something like this? I was SOOO mad!!!!!
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@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
9 May 07
Maybe it was a thin blanket she was using for protection from the sun. A lot of parents will do this here where I live. They take their babies out for fresh air and sit on their porch and feed them and during this time, if it's really sunny out, then they sue a thin blanket to protect the baby from sun. My neighbor does this about once a day and stays outside for about 20 minutes waiting on the other kids to get home from school. So you don't really know how long this lady was outside and you really don't know what her reason was for it. She could have a reason for it. I don't see the problem if she was just keeping the sun out off the baby. If you were that worried, you could of pulled over and made conversation about it in a round about matter.
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@rsa101 (22854)
• Philippines
9 May 07
In my place that too is practiced but it is done only early in the morning. When the sun is not scorchingly hot. Many said that expsoing early uin the morning is good for a baby.
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@Foxxee (3653)
• United States
9 May 07
Fresh air is good for the baby. I agree that if it's really hot outside then the baby shouldn't even be outside in the first place. But 80 degrees isn't that hot at all. 80's is comfortable, 90's are caution, and over 100 is extreme caution. Now if it was over 80 degrees, I wouldn't have a blanket over my baby, but that is me. I mean some parents have their reasons for it and it doesn't necessary mean bad parenting.
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• Japan
10 May 07
Hmm now that I did conversion from farenheit to celcius, 80 is not hot at all. I can sleep at 80 degrees. I grew up in an equatorial climate. That roughly the temperature that you get in the evenings, day time is around 32 degrees celcius.
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9 May 07
I would probably do what you did. Walk by, go home, log on to Mylot and tell everyone that I did nothing other than get mad. ThenI would ask you what I should have done to prevent the baby from passing out with heat exhaustion.
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@onabreak2 (1161)
• United States
9 May 07
Finally someone who says it like it is. Its like you have been reading my mind. These discussions I usually have to walk away from these discussions because they irritate the heck out of me.
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• United States
9 May 07
You know what irritates the heck out of me? People who have nothing better to do than insult others. Your life must be really sad. And if the discussion irritates you so much...don't read it.
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@mememama (3077)
• United States
9 May 07
hmmm I wonder why their stars are 7's, I really ponder that lol.
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9 May 07
I would probably do what you did. Walk by, go home, log on to Mylot and tell everyone that I did nothing other than get mad. ThenI would ask you what I should have done to prevent the baby from passing out with heat exhaustion.
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• United States
10 May 07
Your answer was funny...The DANG BABY WAS (IS) FINE
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• United States
10 May 07
What's really funny is she has nothing better to do than insult others. Actually I don't know if that's funny or sad..hm...
@breepeace (3024)
• Canada
27 May 07
You know Photos4sale, if you walked up to my front stoop where I was with my baby and told me to improve my parenting skills, I'd probably knock your teeth out. Why is it that people believe they need to interfere in other people's business all the time? Are your own lives that unfullfilling? Honestly?
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@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
10 May 07
I would mind my own business. Did you take the time to analyze the blanket? Was it made of linen, cotton or wool? If it were linen I guess the only thing the mother did wrong was use it before memorial day. If the US government wanted us to be qualified parents then we would have to get a license to have children. I think that people should have to take a test to prove that they have the knowledge to be a good parent. It will not make them a good parent but it would make it easier to intervene. They could easily be punished because they knew better. They passed the test. Therefore they can be held accountable. For the people who get pregnant without a license that is for someone else to decide. If they wanted the child they would pass the test. Enough said.
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• United States
10 May 07
Coolseed...the first part of what you wrote was ok...I agreed..the parental test thing...GAWD GAWD GAWD!!!! Do we want cookie cutter parents? Do we want cookie cutter children, HECK NO! For parents who are BLANTANTLY ABUSIVE----those are the ones who need parental ASSISTANCE in raising up their children, not someone who is just sitting on a porch loving her child. All parents are held accountable...it's like I'm writing to a bunch of socialists. No one can raise a kid EXCEPT THE GOVERNMENT? Do any of you know how ridiculous you are?
@coolseeds (3921)
• United States
13 May 07
You obviously missed the boat. Have you ever rode in a car? Everyone takes a similar test but no one drives the same way. Why would a test make every parent the same? This was in my local paper 2 days ago. The mall security caught 2 kids in their early 20s shooting up heroine with their baby in the car. If a test would keep someone like this from having a child... THEN it is for the good of the child. ONE CAN ONLY ASSUME they were going to drive home. Why should this child have to live in this? Although some people are capable of having children, it doesn't give them right to ruin someone's life. Especially a child's. Nothing "COOKIE CUTTER" about what I said. I can see I went over your head so you want to tell me I am wrong because you chose not to understand. But you can't prove me wrong. How else do you prevent this kind of neglect?
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• United States
9 May 07
I hope that the baby is just ok. There are really people that doesn't put themselves in a baby's/child shoes to know how comfortable they can be. There are people that gets cold easily even if the temp is almost 80 degrees..to them it is just pretty normal. Normal for me would be around 70 degrees. It is quite bad to bring out a baby in an 80 degrees weather. If it will be so early in the morning, I would understand because babies need to soak up the Vit D from the sun...but only early in the mornings...not later than that because it is quite harmful to them.
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• Japan
10 May 07
Don't they get enough vitamins from milk? I agree with you about the fact that some people get cold easily. I am one of them. I'm the only one with a cardigan usually in the classrooms. I don't know the measurement in farenheit but wearing a t-shirt and short pants in 23 degrees celcius is on the cold side for me. The idea would be 27 degrees. I have a cool body. Sometimes my friend in my class come up to me as say its so hot, then she touch my hand and she goes "heck you are so cool, I'm burning."
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@sidoney (1033)
• Jamaica
9 May 07
some one should do something and to think she is old so you would think she would know or have the common sence to do other wise
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@dbsxdbsx (115)
• China
9 May 07
yes,maybe you are true
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• India
9 May 07
By seeing this incident i wold hav edirectly talked to that women and tell her regarding the ill effects of her act...may be she would be so ignorantto know all about this......but if she still doesnot agreed to doright then i would have taken some stringent action as it is the case of saving one child's life....
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• United States
9 May 07
I would have called the authorities, have her arrested for child endangerment, have the kid put in foster care so it could be molested and abused. Dopey, I'm sure you do things that I wouldn't like. Everybody has the only correct idea. I'm sure the baby was fine. Why can't you just calm down and GAWD just STOP!!!!!!!!! If it was in a locked closed up car that would be something, but on a porch?...OMG KILL THE MOTHER!!!!!
• Japan
10 May 07
I think the temperature depends on the baby. Some babies have very warm bodies, some have very cool bodies. Perhaps the baby was just fine. I could sleep at that temperature wearing a t-shirt and shorts and having a nice breeze.
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• China
27 May 07
oh ,if i were you ,i think i would advise the woman not to do it ,the baby can not stand this. but it is not your fault,please don't regret not stoping this. it is a little late ,now ,right? as a matter of a fact ,i really can not understand the woman's aciton.
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• United States
14 May 07
That is very disturbing. However, if I felt the baby was in danger, I would have stopped and said something to the women nicely.
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@4cuteboys (4102)
• United States
10 May 07
Wow 80 and a blanket is kind of crazy. Was it super windy or something? I cant imagine, poor baby. As long as the mom was there holding the baby, I am sure the baby was fine, it would hopefuly scream its head off if it were really getting uncomfortable or sick and the mom would hopefully realize why and go in, get out of the sun and take off the blanket. Don't blame yourself though, you can't police everyone, and i'm sure the baby is okay!
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@okn0tok (569)
• United States
9 May 07
Either you go and tell her, which I think is a bit rude, if someone told me my own business I would defiantly disobey it or you let it be her child and her business and her own life and lessons to learn. I think the world is obsessed with keeping things way to safe and overprotective. I mean she could have just been out there with her for a few minutes or something... you don't really know. If not I am sure a relative or someone will soon let her now if someone hasn't already. When I had my first daughter I made these kinds of mistakes... it is just learning. I heard someone call the world a bubble world today....
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@anindito (58)
• Indonesia
9 May 07
if i saw something like that i will be mad and maybe i tell that woman to watch theat baby.poor baby
@Mamaof2 (574)
• Canada
9 May 07
That makes me mad as well. I honestly dont know what I wold do if i saw that...altho I do know what I would have wanted to do. That would have been to go over there and tell her to take the damn blacket off of the poor baby. Something else that makes me mad is when you see mothers who do not put a hat on their child. Winter or summer...either. I hate it when i see poor little kids in the blistering weather, out in the sun, burnt to heck...because they didnt have a hat put on them. Same for the winter. Some very serious things can happen when people dont think...poor baby could have (and prob did) over heat making it more prone to some serious health problems. Same with the no hat situation. Heat stroke, sun burn, dehydration, front bite, colds, ear infections...the list goes on...
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@JessyBlue (536)
• United States
9 May 07
Ah that's sad. Yeah I bet you were mad, I would have been too. Don't feel bad though its not your fault, you never know how people are going to react these day, even when you are just trying to help.
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