My roommate's friend had a baby about 3 months ago. She's a new mom.
This weekend she came up to visit campus (she dropped out when she had the kid).
She breastfeeds her kid - cool. Whatever.
She was staying at another friend's apartment and she, her friend, and the baby all slept in a queen bed together. She put the baby to sleep on his stomach and had blankets up around his head. And when she carries him she doesn't support his neck and head.
She doesn't have a pack and play for him. She just left him on the couch in the living room and was drinking and playing cards. Then she breastfed him. Like 10 minutes after she drank 3 beers.
She was showing us her carseat for him and it's broken. It's not installed in her car properlly.
And the baby doesn't cry. Like, I know it's bad if they cry all the time, but he doesn't cry at all. He's quiet all the time.
At her house there's no carpet. And no hardwood floors, either. You know the stuff they lay down before they put the carpet on? That foam stuff? It's just that. And it's been just that for a while. They don't really have plans to put carpet down any time in the near future. The nails are still sticking out of the floor and everything.
None of us at school are parents so maybe she, as the mom, does know best, but... we're pretty sure she's made a few errors.
But are the errors enough to be really concerned?
- I'd call CPSVote A
- Stay out of it. If the kid dies then it diesVote B
- She's not really doing anything wrong. Just let her be the motherVote C
Most Helpful Guy
CPS can't do much about poverty. Even less about ignorance.1
Most Helpful Girl
Oh wow! Nails sticking out? Not sure I would call CPS, but I definitely could not stay out of it especially since she is your room mate's friend. She needs to get her house in order first of all. Why isn't there any flooring? That is really weird. Perhaps she isn't worried about it since the baby isn't crawling yet. Also, some babies are naturally quiet. But be warned though that a quiet baby is just that. A quiet BABY. Mine was, then suddenly all hell broke loose when he turned 2 years old lol I was always with him and kept my eye on him.0