Oops. Have you ever dropped your tot? Forgotten your baby at daycare? Left a diaper on too long?
No, then are you even a mom?
Yes these things happen and no they don’t make you a bad mom and I don’t think Beyonce is one. But she’s getting blasted for taking her baby into a hot tub as seen through a picture she posted on her Tumblr. Now I will say this, there are just some things we cannot do, like lighting our babies on fire or dousing them in 100+temps in a hot tub. But I think Bey has learned a lesson from all the backlash. All moms make what I call, “new mom” mistakes whether it’s mixing the formula wrong or losing sight of our kid in an amusement park. The lesson here is that we are not perfect. We are perfectly IMPERFECT and motherhood is a journey on a road riddled with potholes and pitfalls.We learn and we grow to become better for our kids.
I don’t know one mom who hasn’t made some kind of mistake. I’ve got a laundry list of mistakes and 20 years of motherhood under my belt! But from those mistakes I’ve become better and stronger. I’m sure Beyonce has learned from this mistake. I know she would never put Blue Ivy in harm’s way. And now that she knows the dangers of immersing a baby in intense temps, it will never happen again. Blue Ivy will be lucky to get swimming lessons in the future!
Via Zap2it reports:
The “Run the World (Girls)” singer posted the black-and-white pic of herself sitting in a hot tub, clad in a swimsuit, sunglasses and turban while clutching her apparently sleeping infant daughter to her chest. The picture is drawing plenty of oohs, ahs and coos from Bey’s fan base, but one has to wonder what on earth this famous mom is doing taking her baby into a jacuzzi.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control warns, “Exclude children less than 5 years of age from using hot tubs.” And an article on the Livestrong website explains, “It’s dangerous to take your baby into the hot tub because of the heat. Your baby cannot regulate his body temperature well and can overheat in a hot tub quickly. Overheating can make him extremely uncomfortable and cause his heart to race. In some cases, overheating can cause death.”
Los Angeles-based pediatrician Dr. Lyn Laboriel tells Zap2it taking a baby into a jacuzzi is much like leaving a child unattended in a car on a hot day. “The risk in taking a baby, or even a young child, into a hot tub is that they are at high risk for hyperthermia — that is having their body temperature go up to a dangerous level,” says Laboriel. “The water in a hot tub usually is between 100 and 104 degrees and our body temps are ideally at 98.6. Babies cannot control their internal temperatures when challenged like that … It is much too risky.”
The high temps in a hot tub can also lead to swarms of dangerous bacteria. Not to mention, pregnant mothers are warned against sitting in jacuzzis because the heating of a woman’s bodily fluids during the first trimester of pregnancy can cause disfigurement as the fetus develops.