Today on one of the forums I frequent, there was a post about a video. The video, which is the same that you will find within this post, is a video of some type of new “swinging yoga” for babies. The video shows a woman throwing around a baby that is probably less than six months old.
As the video progresses, the woman continues to throw him, toss him, swinging him by the arms and legs and repeatedly bouncing him upside down and twisting him in a rough manner. This video is very hard to watch if you are a mother, so I caution you before you click play.
I cannot possibly imagine that this is good for a baby, let alone healthy. It seems to me that it could easily lead to dislocated joints, broken bones and even shaken baby syndrome. I consider myself a fairly open minded person, but this is absolutely crazy!
What do you think? Exercise or just a new form of child abuse?