So now we can’t even put babies in cribs?
I don’t know about you, but most parents have cribs in their homes. I mean, where else are babies supposed to sleep? Cribs are also a way to keep babies safe after all. Because we all know we fell a lot when we were mere children. And it can be seriously dangerous for a kid to sleep on a bed with nothing at the sides to stop them from falling down. In theory, you could get a floor bed, but you never know what the baby will get up to when you are sleeping.
Scientifically speaking, there is a reason for cribs. Children don’t have the internal clock as adults do, and they don’t know when they should sleep. Even when I was 13 years old, I never wanted to sleep more than four hours and wanted to spend it all watching cartoons. That is why it is a parent’s job to have their kids stick by a set of rules. Apparently this Mommy blogger doesn’t think this way. And decided to call cribs ‘baby jails.’
This is the TikTok video that started it all.
The following is what she had to say in the video.
Why I don’t use a crib for my five-month-old.
If you look at a typical American nursery, you will notice that it’s set up for the parent’s benefit — not the child’s. All the artwork is usually up high where babies can’t even see it. We literally buy these little baby jail cells so that we can just leave our baby in there and walk away. I don’t have a crib because I will never enforce my baby to have a bedtime. Babies are people too and forcing anyone to sleep when they’re not tired is inhumane.
Imagine if your partner locked you into a container you couldn’t get out of and told you, you had to sleep even though you weren’t tired. That would be abuse and you’d probably leave them. Kids deserve the right to bodily autonomy like we do. The floor bed allows the baby to sleep when the baby is feeling sleepy and get up and move around when the baby’s not.
Many people go on the Internet to find accurate information and instead find this sort of stuff.
And I will never get back the time I spent watching this dumb video.
What would this ‘Mommy Blogger’ say to that?
Exactly! It is not okay to do this at all.
Honestly, I would agree with this guy. I need some serious sleep nowadays.
That is what most children would do.
As I said before, there can be dangerous consequences of this sort of thing.
However, some people do agree with this woman which I can’t wrap my head around.
What do you think about this TikTok video? Did your parents use a crib with you? Let us know in the comments down below. And don’t forget to share as well.