I’m Calling BS On This Woman
Everyone thinks their kid is a genius. Then you catch them doing this.
Then you take a picture, post it on the Internets, and without fail, someone thinks you’re the idiot.
While putting a placing a plastic bag over your head is not a brilliant idea, I’m not sure it’s an epidemic. The only data I can find on kids suffocating is on infants and preschool-aged kids, which makes sense. They don’t even know their arms are connected to their body. Otherwise, I’m pretty sure a six-year-old can escape the death grip of a plastic bag should danger strike. This is the problem with the Internet. Anyone can just make crap up. Have you been to Facebook lately? I read Obama is going to turn the White House into a pyramid.
I’m calling BS on this lady.
Do you know how quickly a child can asphyxiate themselves like this? The fact that you are standing there taking a pic is a little scary!
Really? Really! It’s not like I took a picture of her juggling loaded weapons.
She’s six. She’ll take it off her head. If it becomes self-aware and strangles her I’m pretty sure she can rip it.
I have a friend who’s daughter was 9 and did this she inhaled and panicked!! She could not get it off because she freaked out. Just saying god forbid if she did it and you were not there.
I’m sorry, that kid is an idiot.
The answer is that child asphyxiation is a subtle danger that tends to sneak up on kids. Once children have put themselves into a dangerous situation, each breath brings in a little less oxygen and a little more carbon dioxide, but it doesn’t happen all at once. It’s not as though a child is instantly gasping for breath. This oxygen deprivation can build to a critical point without the child’s awareness…
It’s true. Morgan Freeman said it. But I’m a man of science, and in science we use the scientific method. So I ran a little experiment and put a bag over my head. I couldn’t tell you what happened because my face got hot after ten minutes and I had to take it off.
Holy crap! I never knew. Thank you for sharing this with me. I hope I’m not the only one benefiting from this advice. I really dodged a bullet there. I’m now going to make sure the kids don’t drown on the garden hose.