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I read the comments to see if there was anyone else who asked this, but did not find an adequate answer. If sleeping on the back can cause spine problems, what would be the best position to place an infant in? We are not planning to co-sleep (My fiance is an extremely light sleeper, I am such a heavy sleep an earthquake couldn't wake me and I've accidentally shoved our dog off the bed) I've heard in the past the stomach was recommended due to potential aspiration of vomit; now it's back to prevent SIDs (Although I don't quite understand how something without a known cause has a "fix"?) But if the back can cause developmental problems, what's left? What's safe, and best developmentally, in your opinion?
2 years, 3 months ago on Strollers, Baby Carriers and Infant Stress
@Christine (Temptalia) I hope the course you took gave you some ways to control your fear =) I just wanted to point out something that many people don't consider when they think about assault: that it can occur in broad daylight, in a "safe" zone. Lots of assaults take place between people who know each other, too, but people still think it's a nighttime-alone-in-a-bad-area thing. People not knowing that assault can occur when they feel safe is just as dangerous as them not knowing how to defend themselves should they be assaulted.
It shouldn't be dangerous to not be vigilant all the time =( As much as I hope you feel safer, I wish you didn't feel you had to take this course at all.
2 years, 9 months ago on Consider a Self-Defense Course
Being equipped with self-defense techniques is good, but really, you can't know when you will be attacked.
Last year I was walking my dogs at mid-day along a busy bike path. We stopped at a frequented dog field (Not a park, per se, but there were two women and their children in shouting distance, a woman approaching with a dog, and some college students picnicking, and this was after passing multiple people along the path itself, and cars, and etc... You get the picture) and I was assaulted by a man.
Despite all my "Go away" body language, my dogs (Often considered defensive animals) the number of people nearby, the potential traffic that could increase, the close proximity of the police station, the TIME OF DAY. People do not only get assaulted at night, in the dark, alone, while cringing along in fear. They are also assaulted in the daytime, while confidently walking on a beautiful day, surrounded by other people.
There is no knowing. I've had guys hoot at me at night while walking through my (Terrible) neighbourhood, and I have less fear of that than I do walking alone down the busy bike path, now.