Tara - posted on 10/08/2009 ( 9 moms have responded )
You wouldn't hear someone say "Well I dont use sunscreen on my kids or myself because my parents didnt and they didnt suffer any side effects. Skin cancer doesnt run high in my family and we all need vitamin D. My children are now grown and are perfectly healthy. Same as me. My doctor said "blah blah Im a quack." i think its up to the parent to decide."
You also wouldnt hear someone say " I grew up around second-hand smoke and Im just fine. Recent studies are wrong. Scientists and research can be wrong, thats why theyre always updating it. Im fine and my kids are fine too."
Or " I've never been in a car accident, I dont feel we need to use car seats or even booster seats. We didnt as children and we're all fine. Rear facing isnt any safer than forward facing."
Im sure theres more but I cant think of them now. These were circling in my mind today. Why do people feel the need to neglect facts set out in front of them? Why do they pick and choose? And most importantly why when presented with facts do they get so damn offended? For instance being told you shouldnt give a child under a year cows milk...For various reasons Im sure all of you are aware of. Other randoms come out of the wood work and go off about how rude you are for telling someone theyre wrong :S That Youre not right. Ummm it isnt me, its science? I see way too many people saying solids before the appropriate age is okay...Some even at under a week old!?! And saying "yea my kids are fine and so am I, yadda yadda." I dont know why this bothers me so much but it does and now it's off my chest. *sigh*