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Spanking your baby? Not a question about to spank or not to spank?

Today at my work, there was a mom who spanked her 9 month old (hard) 3+ times just because he wouldn't sit still! they were doing his photos, i was his photographer. after she spanked him whenever he moved she would grab him then practically drop him where he crawled from. i'm all about spanking your kids, but 9 months old...this is a little extreme! i get a pat on the diaper around 1, but spanking a 9 month old for moving the way i would spank my 5 year old for really misbehaving...then the dropping him back into place! this is more along the lines of abuse...what's your opinion?


Asked by nickellmomof2 at 12:59 AM on Aug. 6, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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Answers (14)
  • Call CPS AND you local PD

    Answer by MKsGrammie at 11:22 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Some people are assholes.

    If I wasn't opposed to physical violence for anything other than self defense, I'd say people like that should be beaten with their own arm.

    Answer by amileegirl at 1:02 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • I definitely would have gathered her info and called CPS on her.

    Answer by DomoniqueWS at 1:12 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • Yeah I agree with you, that is really sad, that poor little baby

    Answer by looovemybabies at 1:02 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • yes I would think so...some people just don't know any better on how to discipline their child.
    I like to pretend spank on their little chunky thighs but not to hurt them.

    Answer by Butterfly1108 at 1:03 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • grrrrr this is insane...she was probbaly upset because he would not cooperate but my god he is 9mos OLD! They don;'t sit still and you plan their pictures accordily for that reason and expect delays or possibly not perfect pictures! I am big on photos myself but jeeze...angers me and I say abuse for her reasoning and she should be ashamed!

    Answer by hill2 at 1:04 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • I am with you, a spanking is fine at the right age but 9 mos is WAY too young! I didn't start "spanking" mine until she was closer to 2!!! Especially for pictures! That poor baby!!!

    Answer by 07lilmama1108 at 1:11 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • I'm not a run to CPS type of mom, but I agree with dominiqueWS!

    Answer by mnt_2_b_mommy at 1:24 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • My opinion is this abusive mother has serious mental issues and intervention by Child Protective Services is warranted.

    Answer by catholicmamamia at 2:31 AM on Aug. 6, 2010

  • This is definitely child abuse & the mother should be reported to CFS.

    Answer by zoolady12 at 3:37 AM on Aug. 6, 2010