OpinionDangerous rituals should be banned by the government even if there is no evidence of harm, since some damage may not be readily apparent. http://www.parentfail.com/dropping-babies/
      – Lee J Haywood, 2009-11-16 at 11:42:23   (4 comments)

On 2009-11-16 at 13:54:26, BorgClown wrote...
Dang, I'm starting to sound like DB, but I don't want more bannings or laws for special cases. I think a well-run information campaign could have almost the same positive effect. The participants don't seem to have permanent damage. An adult would endure that fall easily, and babies are much more resilient than they look, their bones are like rubber.
On 2009-11-16 at 13:56:46, BorgClown wrote...
I hope the bed that catches them is soft enough to prevent head whipping and damage to the cervicals.
On 2009-11-16 at 13:59:36, BorgClown wrote...
"Honey, the boy died on the fall" "By Allah, such a weak boy ashames me, may desert demons eat his soul and that of his relatives... oh, wait."
On 2009-11-16 at 14:34:10, Lee J Haywood wrote...
I wasn't necessarily talking about special cases, since a single law could give the courts to rule on a wide range of practices. As the page says, something could go wrong - a baby might turn and land on its head, or it may suffer minor learning difficulties which would be impossible to attribute to the fall in spite of being caused by it.