Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

What is "blanket trianing"?

I was reading a post in one of my groups and it was about the Diggar family. They said she "blanket trains" the babies. What is that?

Answer Question

Asked by Anonymous at 5:08 PM on Sep. 1, 2009 in Just for Fun

Answers (9)
  • It is child abuse as far as I'm concerned. People 'train' a baby to stay within the confines of their blanket by spanking the child or hitting the edge of the blanket. It is either physical abuse or mental abuse either way.

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:18 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • I THINK it is training your child to stay in one area of the house to play. You train them to play on the blanket and don't use a playpen. I think!

    Answer by micheledo at 5:19 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • woooooooow.... i had never heard of this. kinda creepy!

    Answer by mama_moonsong at 5:25 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • Yes. i agree with anon. it is mental abuse for sure. some even take it further then that, or so i've heard.

    Answer by outstandingLove at 5:27 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • blanket train??? neer heard of it before right now

    sounds like my daughter,
    she was not trained to stay on blanket, but she takes it everywhere !
    wears it around her shoulders like a

    Answer by boredmom44 at 5:32 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • hm never heard of it.

    Answer by ColtsFan1912 at 5:43 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • Blanket training, lmao! Our boys were all over the place, we just baby proofed the entire house and they could explore all over safely. That's crazy to expect a curious baby to stay on a blanket. If that's what it means....

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 5:47 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • I agree about it being child abuse.

    Answer by JulieJacobKyle at 5:54 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

  • Child abuse? Seriously? You don't have to spank your child to train the to stay somewhere. And it doesn't mean they are never allowed off the blanket. You can have them play on the blanket while you get work done in the rest of the house. I guess using a playpen is child abuse too! I had to train my monkey child not to climb out of the playpen.

    Answer by micheledo at 6:00 PM on Sep. 1, 2009

Join CafeMom now to contribute your answer and become part of our community. It's free and takes just a minute.