Re: Wake Up Parents
By Bethany Phippen
March 03, 2010
I just finished reading Lori Headley's letter responding to Spring
McCurry's statement. I don't know if you have children, but I
don't know of one single Pediatrician who is going to have ANY
child with a fever outside in just a diaper. Yes, my kids are
4 and 7, and I have to argue with them occasionally about wearing
their coats outside to go play. I can understand where high school
students don't wear coats, but having an infant outside in a
diaper there is no excuse for. If a child has a dangerously high
fever you alternate tylenol and ibuprophen every 4 hours, you
run them a cool bath, not so cold that they go into shock. If
you know of ANY doctor that is recommending a child go outside
in 40 even 50 degree weather to get them over a fever, they need
to be turned in for malpractice. That is just asking for pnemonia.
I know as a parent my kids
safety is number ONE! I respect Spring's opinion about the coat
issue or even a clothing issue for that matter. It is our responsibility
as parents to protect our kids. No infant or toddler should be
outside during winter in nothing but a diaper.
About: "I am a stay at
home mom of 2 rowdy boys"
Received March 02, 2009 - Published
March 03, 2010
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