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Old 06-02-2020, 05:31 AM
 
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Makes me cringe with worry and concern for the baby every time I see this happening. I worked in a daycare temporarily after high school and was told that bottle propping is dangerous as the baby can choke. Babies were always held while being fed.

So since then, for the life of me, I could never understand why parents resort using this method. I have even seen relatives of the baby doing the same thing as well. Once I was visiting a friend, and instead of holding her 2 month old grandson to feed the baby, my friend held the bottle to his mouth as he was laying on the floor while she sat next to him. She didn’t even bother picking him up and burping afterwards. I just thought it was very odd that she was so “hands off” about holding the baby and bonding with him.


Edited to add.... This was way before the U.S. pandemic.
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Old 06-03-2020, 12:24 PM
 
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When you have your own kids you can do things your own way.
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Old 06-03-2020, 08:29 PM
 
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When you have your own kids you can do things your own way.
True... but babies who don't get much attention and being held much are probably more likely to have problems down the road.... I've noticed this among parents who are alcoholics... and drug users as well... Since their substance of use is "more important" than giving their baby attention
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Old 06-04-2020, 04:16 PM
 
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True... but babies who don't get much attention and being held much are probably more likely to have problems down the road.... I've noticed this among parents who are alcoholics... and drug users as well... Since their substance of use is "more important" than giving their baby attention
Your friend who propped the bottle is an alcoholic and a drug user? That's sad.

Maybe you could volunteer to be the child's godparent and help them live a better life.
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Old 06-05-2020, 05:13 AM
 
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Your friend who propped the bottle is an alcoholic and a drug user? That's sad.

Maybe you could volunteer to be the child's godparent and help them live a better life.
The kid’s relatives are taking care of him where he has mote stability. Not all are drug users, just heavy drinkers
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Old 06-05-2020, 07:10 AM
 
Location: Brentwood, Tennessee
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The kid’s relatives are taking care of him where he has mote stability. Not all are drug users, just heavy drinkers
Bottle-propping is the least of this baby's worries.
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Old 06-05-2020, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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Makes me cringe with worry and concern for the baby every time I see this happening. I worked in a daycare temporarily after high school and was told that bottle propping is dangerous as the baby can choke. Babies were always held while being fed.

So since then, for the life of me, I could never understand why parents resort using this method. I have even seen relatives of the baby doing the same thing as well. Once I was visiting a friend, and instead of holding her 2 month old grandson to feed the baby, my friend held the bottle to his mouth as he was laying on the floor while she sat next to him. She didn’t even bother picking him up and burping afterwards. I just thought it was very odd that she was so “hands off” about holding the baby and bonding with him.


Edited to add.... This was way before the U.S. pandemic.
So you were told as a out of high school.
Have you ever had a child choke from bottle propping, have you ever had one choke holding the bottle.
People have been doing this probably since bottles were invented. What make you know better?
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Old 06-05-2020, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Cumberland Co., TN
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True... but babies who don't get much attention and being held much are probably more likely to have problems down the road.... I've noticed this among parents who are alcoholics... and drug users as well... Since their substance of use is "more important" than giving their baby attention
Propping a bottle occasionally is not the same as neglect or never holding or giving your baby attention.
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Old 06-05-2020, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Ft. Myers
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Makes me cringe with worry and concern for the baby every time I see this happening. I worked in a daycare temporarily after high school and was told that bottle propping is dangerous as the baby can choke. Babies were always held while being fed.

So since then, for the life of me, I could never understand why parents resort using this method. I have even seen relatives of the baby doing the same thing as well. Once I was visiting a friend, and instead of holding her 2 month old grandson to feed the baby, my friend held the bottle to his mouth as he was laying on the floor while she sat next to him. She didn’t even bother picking him up and burping afterwards. I just thought it was very odd that she was so “hands off” about holding the baby and bonding with him.


Edited to add.... This was way before the U.S. pandemic.
I learned, when my own sons were born, that they do not come with an instructional manual...…...you learn as you go. When I look back at some of the mistakes I made, I cringe, but we simply did the best we could and felt we were doing the right things.
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Old 06-05-2020, 11:01 AM
 
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True... but babies who don't get much attention and being held much are probably more likely to have problems down the road.... I've noticed this among parents who are alcoholics... and drug users as well... Since their substance of use is "more important" than giving their baby attention
Yes as a father feeding our babies with a bottle was a wonderful experience but sometimes you are busy and the baby doesn't want to wait. I propped a bottle up a few times and never heard it was dangerous and the baby could choke until now.
Doesn't mean it wasn't dangerous.
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