Take your bitty baby tanning?

Danette - posted on 05/27/2010 ( 27 moms have responded )

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So I went to tan at 6:20 a.m. today. A girl came in right after me with her bitty baby, in a carrier. I was mortified! I wanted to ask her if she would at least cover the baby's eyes. Why in the world would someone drag their baby out at 6 in the morning to a tanning bed of all places???

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Sherri - posted on 05/28/2010

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If baby was facing wall and covered. I don't see a problem with it being next to a tanning bed isn't going to hurt you.

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Danielle - posted on 04/11/2011

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Let me just say that most babies are awake at that time to start their day. And second I go tanning to boost my self confidence and mKes me feel good. I bring my baby with me because it is not illegal and I completely cover my baby in his carpet with thick blanks and also cover the bed for more protection. Don't judge. It does not make her a bad mom. I think its no different from bringing small kids into a nail salon with strong chemicals that could kill brain cells. And I see that all the time. Mind your own business geez!

Danielle - posted on 04/11/2011

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Let me just say that most babies are awake at that time to start their day. And second I go tanning to boost my self confidence and mKes me feel good. I bring my baby with me because it is not illegal and I completely cover my baby in his carpet with thick blanks and also cover the bed for more protection. Don't judge. It does not make her a bad mom. I think its no different from bringing small kids into a nail salon with strong chemicals that could kill brain cells. And I see that all the time. Mind your own business geez!

Tracy - posted on 05/28/2010

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Tanning salon, hair salon, tattoo shop... All places that personally, I'd rather not see children. Of course, I also wouldn't be caught dead in a tanning salon. But thats ME.

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i don't think the question that was asked was whether or not tanning is bad for you. also, the person that posted the question didn't say she put the baby in the tanning bed. it's all of you that are jumping to the worse possible conclusion! and you are all just as guilty of judging her for tanning as she is for judging the woman for taking her baby. I was tanning at a salon where women were taking their kids and leaving them unattended in the waiting room. either way a tanning salon is not a place for children of any age. i am an adult and if i want to make the choice to go to the tanning bed and risk my eyes and skin then that is my choice but i would never subject my children to either sitting in the room while i tan or leave them unattened so i can tan.

Katherine - posted on 05/27/2010

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Just FYI

Tanning beds and tanning lamps emit ultraviolet (UV) radiation — just like the sun. This radiation is so harmful that the United States Department of Health & Human Services lists UV radiation from the sun and artificial tanning devices such as tanning beds and tanning lamps as a carcinogen (cancer-causing substance).

To help ensure that these dangers are effectively communicated on indoor tanning devices, President Bush signed the Tanning Accountability and Notification (TAN) Act into law in September 2007. The TAN Act directs the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which regulates tanning equipment, to re-examine the language and positioning of the warning label on indoor tanning devices. This goal is to ensure that warning labels effectively communicate the risk of irreversible damage to the eyes and skin.

Katie - posted on 05/27/2010

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I still don't think its bad that she brought her baby to the tanning salon. If she is a single mom and can't get a babysitter ever is she just suppose to not ever go out and do things for her? Honestly, I probably would have done the same thing. Put the baby in the room with me turn her towards the door and put a blanket over the carseat. I don't see a problem with it at all.

Katherine - posted on 05/27/2010

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My paternal GM had it too. I don't like to think about it. Boy have we gone off topic.

Rebecca - posted on 05/27/2010

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Yes my Grandmother had breast cancer as well, but in my mind i was like i'm 15 i wont get it...was i ever wrong.

Katherine - posted on 05/27/2010

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I used to tan ALL the time to until my mom and aunt got breast cancer and my brother got skin cancer. It obviously runs in the family so I have to be so careful. It's true some people are more prone than others to certain things. I just don't tan anymore.

Danette - posted on 05/27/2010

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Reponse to Louise... I am very sorry to hear about your sister-in-law. That is terrible. Yes, I do know the risks and I have regular check ups with my physician. No, I do not have a death wish. I would do the spray tan if that was an option in the tiny town that I live in. I also know that not everyone that tans in a tanning bed gets skin cancer. Just like not everyone that drives a car will die in a car crash. There are some things in life ya just do. If we stayed away from everything that involves risk, no one would ever leave their homes. Again, I am terribly sorry to hear about your sister-in-law, no one should have to endure that.

Rebecca - posted on 05/27/2010

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Louise i feel the same. In high school i loved to tan. But 1yr in to tanning i had a cancerous mole removed from my breast and now i don't go near the places. I don't understand how some cans till go on really killing themselves to look nice when the facts are there...it's like smoking really.

Louise - posted on 05/27/2010

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Do you have a death wish or something! Have you not heard about the causes of skin cancer? My sister in law was a tanning fan and it cost her her life at 32! Was it worth it I am sure her two children would say no. If you must be brown then go for a spray tan, 100% safe. Don't mean to be judgemental but I am always shocked when people tell me they still do this to themselves.

Danette - posted on 05/27/2010

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So you all know... I did not jump to any conclusions or misread any situation here. It is what it is and there's no way around it!

Danette - posted on 05/27/2010

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I do not always think the worst of people. She does not work there. One woman works there, the owner, and she doesn't get there until 10:00 a.m. Only three people can tan at one time, and there is a schedule. I have children of my own, if I don't have a sitter for me to do something, I don't go. Bottom line... you don't take your baby to a tanning salon.

Danette - posted on 05/27/2010

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Yes, I tan... that is my choice. She does not work at the salon. This is a locked door salon. You have to have a code to get in the door before business hours because the woman who owns it does not get there until 10 a.m. This was 6:20 IN THE MORNING. There are three small rooms, each has one tanning bed. I would not think she put the baby in the actual bed. But the baby is still exposed to UV just by being in the room. The rooms are tiny. There is enough room for the bed and for you to get in and out of your clothes. I don't have a problem with the girl tanning - that is her choice. But I do not think that a tiny baby should be there.

Nichole - posted on 05/27/2010

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I seriously doubt she was tanning the baby. Why do you assume the worst about people?? She could work there and was picking up her paycheck or maybe her boss let her bring the baby to work for awhile (she was having troublee finding a sitter). Maybe she's friends with a person who works there and they were going to watch the baby while she tanned. Or it could be a number of other things, but seriously she wasn't tanning the baby. No tanning salon would allow that.

Rebecca - posted on 05/27/2010

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I have to agree with the other ladies on this one. Tanning is bad for you,period. For you to judge someone else is just silly. Did you ask her if she was there to tan? Maybe the person working their was going to watch the baby while she went in the bed for 10 minutes. I'm sure the baby wasn't going in the bed which i'm sure you are aware of either and yes i can understand your concern about the baby's eyes while the mother is in the bed because if the baby was turned towards the bed then yes it would effect them, but like everyone else has said, give the mother the benefit of the doubt here and assume she would turn the baby away.

Alison - posted on 05/27/2010

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I'm certain she was not taking her baby in the tanning bed. I don't know of any tanning salon that would allow something so obscene. Give her the benefit of the doubt - please!

Katherine - posted on 05/27/2010

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How do you KNOW that was her intention???? You can't just assume....plus that's not even legal.

Amanda - posted on 05/27/2010

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I am shocked you would put yourself in a tanning bed, muchless worry about what someone else is doing. Did you actually see her go into a tanning bed with the baby? Are you sure she wasnt there to pick up pay cheque, visit a friend?

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