Ciara Mum-Shamed for Bringing Infant Daughter on Toboggan Ride
Ciara has faced criticism for taking her three-month-old daughter on a toboggan ride while holidaying in China.
Her infant daughter was strapped to her front in a baby carrier as she steadily made her way down a mountain side on the toboggan.
“I wish I could put into words how fun this was!” the 31-year-old captioned the Instagram video on Monday, July 24. “Going down in the toboggan at the #GreatWallOfChina with my family.”
People quickly mum-shamed her for her choice, claiming that it was unsafe for her little girl.
“Isn’t this too dangerous for a newborn,” one comment read, while another person said, “It’s really a shame you have NO MOTHERLY INSTINCTS and the SAFETY of YOUR CHILD DOESN’T COME INTO YOUR MIND!!”
“You don’t give a shit about your baby.”
“Is it safe with a baby? Hello???” wrote one follower, while another opted to use plenty of hashtags to shame the mother of two: “this was VERY #dangerous. What if the thing had malfunctioned? Don’t #believe #people are trying to say she is a Dumb parent but it was a #dumb #decision.”
Others came to Ciara’s defence, with one of her followers writing, “PLEASE! How many kids are injured in a car accident, or riding a bicycle? How many kids are bitten EVERYDAY by the family dog? This is safer than all of the things mentioned above. This is not a damn roller coaster. It’s at ground level and she has control of the speed and the brakes.”
I’ve been on one of these toboggans myself, not in China but at Coffs Harbour at the Big Banana. We screamed down the side of a small mountain taking the corners sideways. It was crazy fun.
This is not what Ciara was doing. She was happily cruising at a controlled pace along a gentle slope. Plus, those toboggans do have brakes.
Ciara had her baby strapped to her front in a baby carrier. She wasn’t holding her in her arms and placing her child in danger.
While I may not have chosen to do this myself, I personally don’t see much wrong with it. I certainly wouldn’t tell another mother that she made the wrong call for her family.
What do you think? Would you opt to go on the ride with your baby in a carrier on your front, or would you sit it out? What would you do? We are interested in hearing your non-judgemental thoughts.