Nothing wrong here. He’s right there with the baby. He can tell if s/he is in trouble. He’s watching his own kid (one assumes). So, he’s not allowed to do anything else meanwhile? What if a woman reads a book while she is breastfeeding? Is that wrong, too?
I do not see a single thing wrong with this picture. I used to prop my daughters bottle up all the time. It’s not like the baby is alone in a crib with the bottle attached to a gag strap. The dad is right there…
@rebecca – Hey asshole, I don’t know what fantasy land you come from where a parents stares lovingly at their child EVERY feeding, but in the real world it doesn’t happen every feeding. He is right there, he is right there, he is right there.
LaDonna and Rebecca are obviously not parents. Wow get real. Parents sometimes have to get things done and are unable to hold a baby 24/7. It is totally ok to do this and WILL NOT harm the child. “Google” all you damn want, welcome to the real world.
It’s not just a bonding thing! If the baby isn’t able to take a breath during a feeding they can easily choke or aspirate milk, and by the time the milk is in the lungs the dad may not even notice because he’s into his game. Propping a bottle is dangerous. Not to mention how into the game men can get. My husband didn’t notice my daughter climbing the bookshelf right next to the tv until she fell off once because he was gaming.
I am a parent, I am able to get things done AND feed the baby attentively, its called putting her in the baby sling and feeding her while working. This guy is getting nothing done, he’s sitting on his ass reliving or staying in his teenager days when he has more important responsibilities sitting in front of him.
It’s amusing to watch all the holier than thou, high and mighty super parents get all butthurt about this. Wow, I can guarantee that you’re going to be those helicopter parents that everyone, especially your own children, are going to hate, well into middle age. … and no, it will not create a better child, but likely one with many more issues.
of course, somehow you managed to abandon your kid long enough to comment on a photo on the internet.
R, have you ever met an attachment parent or seem a grown up AP kid? No? Then you have no basis for your argument that it causes more issues when we can all agree that the kid eating a tampon is just trying to seek attention and everyone asks where the hell are her parents. It’s not about being a helicopter, it’s letting your kid discover independence on their own time rather than forcing it on them when they’re too young to physically be able to handle it. That’s what causes boys to start being troublemakers and bullies to get attention and girls to be attention seeking drama queen whores. If that kid starts choking there’s nothing he can do about it and the dad may not even notice. I know many gamers who wouldn’t. And I haven’t abandoned my kids to be able to post on the Internet. they are all old enough to have discovered their own independence and they are happily playing in their rooms with me only going in about once an hour to referee. not once in all of the 13 years I have been working with children and raising my own have I ever propped a baby’s bottle or abandoned them to cry it out alone.
There’s nothing wrong with this and you’re all idiots.
Just cuz he is playing a video game while his child is in front of him does not mean the child is being neglected.
And ash, that’s not a fucking cloth diaper, it’s a diaper with a fucking onsie over top.
Calm your shit.
Well, first off my wife was right there as she was taking the picture. Secondly, I am not in the air wing nor I have never been in a squadron so I do not believe ‘wtf’ knows me. I do find it humorous someone posted this pic, thats what I get for sharing on Facebook.