what are your thoughts on the following image?
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I read an article online recently that stated the online magazine (in which this article was published) would no longer feature images of unsafe baby sleeping environments. I personally believe that's a really good idea.
there are so many conflicting ideas in the media re baby safety. on one hand we're told about the sids safe sleeping and all the things we should never do with our babies. yet the media (in this instance, Instagram) continues to feature unsafe baby images, all in the name of cuteness.
what concerns me is people see this and assume if it's in the media, it must be ok.
same as how we get told to sleep baby with no bedding/toys/cot bumpers, yet baby shops are full of this stuff!
I think there should be one message given to parents, and that is that safety is number 1. forget cutesy baby pics that feature blatantly unsafe practices.
the photographer of this image actually responded to my Instagram comment and said she was standing an inch away from the baby in the picture, just that she's been photoshopped out. that's even worse! how many new parents might see this pic and think great, lets recreate this at home!
it's a risk for injury and in the worst case, death.
seriously, stop featuring this kind of stupidity! if it saves but one life, it's worth it!
interested to get the thoughts of others on this.