I know safety is a huge concern, and I agree on being safe on the big stuff (car seats, chokable objects, etc), but it seems that some people don't have a concept of acceptable risk.
I came across this early...in fact, while we were still at the hospital. My newborn was on a nurse-a-thon, I was exhausted and my breasts were in pain. After checking diapers and holding him in my arms and trying to comfort him I turned to my husband and said, "I think he's hungry again but my breasts hurt so much...I just can't..." and I started crying.
My husband took our baby from my arms and layed him on the fold out "husband bed," which was all of four inches off the floor. Then he walked over to me and gave me a hug.
At this exact moment a nurse walked in, and in a tone that would have been appropriate if were were dangling the baby out the window exclaimed "WHAT is the Baby doing THERE! If you need to put the baby down put him in his warmer!"
Now, this bed was only FOUR INCHES OFF THE FLOOR, plus baby was swaddled so it ws very unlikely that he would have rolled. BLEW MY MIND. I wanted to shake that nurse by the shoulders and tell her to get a freaking grip and leave us alone.
Since then I've come across equally paranoid safety responses to everything from letting my kids jump on the bed, to letting my toddler drink out of a water bottle in stead of a sippy cup.
So, I'm inviting you to share...what was the most over the top uninvited "safety" warning you've ever gotten.
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