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is it ok to swing 2.6yr old upside down by feet?

(18 Posts)
bigboydiditandranaway Sat 16-Aug-08 07:52:26

just wondered if this could harm ds as bil has done it recently.

CoteDAzur Sat 16-Aug-08 07:56:53

For a few seconds - no.

For an hour - yes.

Tapster Sat 16-Aug-08 09:01:01

do it every day - DD 21 months loves it. Just make sure you don't their head. What harm do you think it can do?

yummymummy1405 Sat 16-Aug-08 11:22:20

have been doing it for longer than I remember just a bit of fun but no not for a hour!

SheSellsSeashellsByTheSeashore Sat 16-Aug-08 11:23:30

both of my dds love it.

theressomethingaboutmarie Mon 18-Aug-08 10:04:05

My daughter loves this! Well, i hold her by her hips.

bythepowerofgreyskull Mon 18-Aug-08 10:05:15

DS's both love it.

kerryk Mon 18-Aug-08 13:32:04

i think my dh has our dd's upside down more than he has them upright.

annoys me but they love it.

katiepotatie Mon 18-Aug-08 13:34:12

Been doing to dd since she was tiny, she loves it, she's 16 months now. My mother always flinches though grin

stealthsquiggle Mon 18-Aug-08 13:35:04

DD loves this when DH does it - I cringe slightly (not sure why, tbh) but it's hard to ignore her going "again, Daddy pleeeeeese" grin

GooseyLoosey Mon 18-Aug-08 13:43:16

The dcs get thrown around every which way. Their favourite game is "toss" where they are the object being tossed - usually at the end of someone's feet. Sounds terrible if you try and explain it, but they love it.

Surely a bit of rough and tumble is a normal part of childhood and, within reason, is a good thing.

EsmeWeatherwax Mon 18-Aug-08 13:45:50

Also my dd's favourite thing. She spends more time upside down than the right way up. Mostly by half standing on her head so she's shaped like an unverted v, not because we dangle her upside down all the time. She's an odd child grin

ChopsTheDuck Mon 18-Aug-08 13:52:39

sorry but lol at cotedazur's post. grin

Mine love being 'thrown' on the bed.

stealthsquiggle Mon 18-Aug-08 14:20:17

one of DS's favourite facts (from Warwick Castle) - if you hang someone upside-down for 2 days they will die.

chipmonkey Mon 18-Aug-08 14:33:05

Only if done my an uncle.

bigboydiditandranaway Mon 18-Aug-08 20:35:56

thanks all, just making sure he wasn't too young for it.

solidgoldbrass Mon 18-Aug-08 20:37:24

Medical staff used to turn newborns upside down to start them breathing, and their brains didn't all drop out of their eyesockets. I wouldn't worry about it.

Sugarmagnolia Tue 19-Aug-08 08:41:24

Better by their ankles than by their wrists - by brother did this to dd when she was 2 and dislocated her elbow!

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