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    Default images of unsafe baby practices in the media

    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.

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    To me this just looks like a posed cute baby pic like those old school Anne Gedes photos. I think someone would have to be pretty dumb to think that's a great sleeping environment for a child.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    To me this just looks like a posed cute baby pic like those old school Anne Gedes photos. I think someone would have to be pretty dumb to think that's a great sleeping environment for a child.
    That's what I thought. If it was part of an ad for the basket or blanket I might feel differently.

    I do however have very strong feelings about cot bumpers and doonas and don't even get me started on images of children restrained less that optimally in any form of media.

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    Quote Originally Posted by babyno1onboard View Post
    To me this just looks like a posed cute baby pic like those old school Anne Gedes photos. I think someone would have to be pretty dumb to think that's a great sleeping environment for a child.
    100% this. I think someone would have to be dumb to think this is a safe sleeping environment. Common sense would tell you it's unsafe. For a photo I have no problem with it. Actually thought it looked cute.

    I'm curious who the photographer is to be honest. Any chance you can private message me the name? I'd be curious to see their other stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by amyd View Post
    That's what I thought. If it was part of an ad for the basket or blanket I might feel differently.

    I do however have very strong feelings about cot bumpers and doonas and don't even get me started on images of children restrained less that optimally in any form of media.
    Me too. And very annoyed that cot bumpers are for sale in all the baby shops!!

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    For a photo like this I can't see an issue.

    I honestly couldn't imagine anyone looking at this and wanting to recreate it in their own home.

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    I can't imagine anyone seeing an image like that and thinking it would be ok for baby to sleep in a basket on a shelf... If they do, they are probably going to make some other more alarming decisions in their parenting!

    I do think selling cot bumpers is a bit irresponsible but I know someone who is medically trained and used them, so ultimately it's up to the parents.

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    nooooo. I didn't mean that I age was trying to portray a safe sleeping environment. the safe sleeping environment point was the online article I saw which I referred to to illustrate my point.

    my point is, is this is an image of a baby in an obviously posed but very unsafe situation.

    my issue is, what if parents see this and think oooh cute pic, lets replicate at home then boom, baby falls off the high surface.

    I just think normalizing these kinds of images is stupid as it puts bad ideas I. peoples heads.

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    Only someone with extremely low IQ would look at this picture and think "Hey, I'm gonna put my baby to sleep on the dresser tonight!" How ridiculous.

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    guys, see my post where I've explained what I mean.

    of course I'm not suggesting anyone would see this and think it's a good idea for a baby to sleep balanced precariously in a basket on a dresser!


 

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