There are some things that I just don’t get other parents doing. Am I being a snob to disagree? But there are just some things that some parents do that are just not ok. I have to get it off my chest after seeing it happen for the third time in less than a week. Here’s my rant about every dumb stupid decision that some parents make.
Smoking when pregnant
Stop it! Right now. When I found out I was pregnant, I stopped, immediately. How selfish do you have to be to just carry on doing that? It’s not healthy for your child so why risk it? Smoke to your hearts content when the baby is out and no where near year, but in your body, don’t risk their health by your dumb moves. Cigarette smoke contains more than 4,000 chemicals, including truly nasty things like cyanide, lead, and at least 60 cancer-causing compounds. When you smoke during pregnancy, that toxic brew gets into your bloodstream, your baby’s only source of oxygen and nutrients. Baby Center says “The most serious complications – including stillbirth, premature delivery, and low birth weight – can be chalked up to the fact that nicotine and carbon monoxide work together to reduce your baby’s supply of oxygen. Nicotine chokes off oxygen by narrowing blood vessels throughout your body, including the ones in the umbilical cord. It’s a little like forcing your baby to breathe through a narrow straw. To make matters worse, the red blood cells that carry oxygen start to pick up molecules of carbon monoxide instead. Suddenly, that narrow straw doesn’t even hold as much oxygen as it should.”
Smoking when you are pregnant or have children, I mean seriously how selfish is it to restrict their breathing for your fix? And don’t kid yourself that if you’re not smoking in your house it doesn’t affect them. It does. Every time you touch them, it lingers for ages. Smokers children smell like little ashtrays. It’s in their clothes, hair, skin, toys. It’s really sad.
Stop pricing your babies ears!! I wasn’t allowed to have my ears pierced until I was a teenager and I thank my mum for that. Babies with piercings is just cruel but why do you think it’s ok to do it to your kids. It hurts them and it scars.
Why do some parents give zero shits about their kid’s skin? I don’t get it? Just because you might want to risk it, why should you risk your child’s health in the sun? During the summer we were at the park and I saw kids running around, some as young as two, with no protective skincare or clothing to protect them from the stinging rays of the sun. For me as a parent, as an adult seems like madness to me. What’s a few minutes of your time to add some suncream to your children’s skin to protect them from harmful rays? Just because we’re not in Spain, Dubai or Miami doesn’t mean the weather in England can’t harm us. Many people think they don’t need sunscreen on overcast days or for brief stints in the sun, but for the ultraviolet rays that damage your skin, a little cloud cover means nothing. UV light penetrates clouds with ease, so you need protection even on cloudy days.
You’re really asking for it if you let your child run free near the main road and you don’t supervise your children. Someone I know lets their kids run outside whilst washing the car. They weren’t paying attention. Our road isn’t a very busy one but that doesn’t stop most drivers driving like lunatics speeding down the road. Naturally, her 3-year-old ran in front of a car and all you could hear was the mother screaming blue murder for their child’s stupidity. Hang on a second, where were you? They shouldn’t be playing outside, you have a garden, use it!
What’s with children not knowing their ‘pleases’ and ‘thank you’s? This gets on my nerves. So many kids, teenagers and adults unbelievably just don’t know their manners and it’s baffling that it isn’t something that is drummed into their heads. It’s called being polite.
What do you think?