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Discussion in 'Teenage Parenting' started by x__amour, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. x__amour

    x__amour Mommy.

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    Just saw this on the news. It's an ad in Milwaukee, Wisconsin against co-sleeping.
    It made me feel sick to my stomach. :nope:


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    I co-slept for 3 months and loved it. I'm all for safe co-sleeping but I thought that these ads are way, way OTT. I understand that they're supposed to raise awareness but it really just made my skin crawl, tbh. They're just so against co-sleeping but when done correctly co-sleeping can be so beneficial.

    What do you guys think of this ad?
    Here's the link to their website if you want to see; https://city.milwaukee.gov/SafeSleep
     
  2. M.e.j.b02-17

    M.e.j.b02-17 Well-Known Member

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    im still co-sleeping at 9 months.
    this sickens me
     
  3. Leah_xx

    Leah_xx Guest

    Im still co-sleeping at 13 months old.
    But she is in her crib that has no side railing up next to my bed.
     
  4. missZOEEx

    missZOEEx Isaac'sMummy<3

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    thats terrible!
    I don't co-sleep personally, never have.. but so many people do!
    they shouldn't be able to advertise something like that publically.
    WAAAAY over the top.
     
  5. annawrigley

    annawrigley Guest

    Woah! :wacko:

    What a stupid advert. "Can be" just as dangerous.... Yeah can be, so can cot sleeping. So can sleeping on the roof. So can sleeping on the floor. So can sleeping upside down. 'CAN BE' CAN MEAN ANYTHING! Nyeurh nugrhbdun nurgh
     
  6. xx~Lor~xx

    xx~Lor~xx Young mummy of 3 <3

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    Completely OTT :wacko:

    Done safely, co sleeping can be a wonderful thing. My son still co sleeps occasionally at 10 months. I also co slept with my daughter till she was 4/5 months.
     
  7. _laura

    _laura Mummy to Monster Max

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    Yeah really over the top, The knife thing makes it far too sinister. As if you would sleep with a knife for fuck sake. Or have one near your child! :nope:
     
  8. Desi's_lost

    Desi's_lost baby girl,boy and me

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    tbf i think its bullshit. I mean come one, every few years they come out with new regulations. "side sleeping is best, wait no, stomach sleeping, wait no! back sleeping, that seems safest now" ..do they really know? Honestly these adds annoy the shit out of me. I think I would have enjoyed Syris first few months so much more should I have been able to get some sleep with her instead of the fiasco we went through when her reflux started.
     
  9. bumpy_j

    bumpy_j Well-Known Member

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    omg post this in baby club they'd have a field day. awful!
     
  10. hot tea

    hot tea Guest

    I lol'd. What a load of shit, honestly.
     
  11. amygwen

    amygwen Mom to Kenny & Gwendoline

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    That's so dumb. I saw this and was so disgusted. As if co-sleeping w/ your child is the same thing as putting a knife near the baby. Whoever made that ad is an uneducated moron who is just trying to raise attention to him/herself. CLEARLY they have no clue what they are talking about, probably don't have children, etc etc.
     
  12. we can't wait

    we can't wait Mom of 4

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    :wacko:
    Wayyy OTT. Safe co-sleeping has a ton of benefits.
     
  13. AirForceWife7

    AirForceWife7 Mama to Brenna.

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    :shock:

    Waaayyyy OTT.
     
  14. faolan5109

    faolan5109 Guest

    Wow, really now? I co sleep with my son when he is sick. done correctly its a really wonderful thig and I know it makes my son feel better. what idiots.
     
  15. AriannasMama

    AriannasMama Guest

    Dumb. I don't fully co-sleep with Ari, but when she can't fall back asleep at night she just comes into bed with me, definitely doesn't compare to your child sleeping with a knife.
     
  16. LauraBee

    LauraBee Bethlouise & I

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    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    That is such a small difference, it actually doesn't count.

    Yeah, that's way too far. I'm doing health promotion in Psychology atm actually, looking at media campaigns using fear arousal. An ad like that is so shocking that it's lway less likely to be affective anyway :thumbup:

    (Co-sleeping from birth, she doesn't even have her own cot anymore.)
     
  17. annawrigley

    annawrigley Guest

    And doing a 'study' with only like 100 babies. Fail
     
  18. QuintinsMommy

    QuintinsMommy Well-Known Member

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    I co-slept till quin was 11 months old... wouldn`t sleep with him beside a knife tho.. he did stab me in the eye with a fork(during dinner) and I couldnt open it for 40 mins and couldnt go into sunlight for a few days
    forks just as dangerous as letting your baby sleep beside a knife.
     
  19. LauraBee

    LauraBee Bethlouise & I

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    Yep, which I why I can never take a lot of "research" seriously. I actually laugh out loud at a lot of things.
     
  20. princess_vix

    princess_vix Guest

    I co-slept with Ryan.

    This is OTT.
     

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