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Old 08-31-2010, 11:10 AM   #1
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Barefooted baby gets kicked out of library

I am still stunned. He is 11 months old not walking. He doesn't even own shoes yet. He was crawling on the floor as I picked out books for him and the first grader. I have never had anyone say such a thing, am I missing something like a parenting gene? I don't see the issue.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:17 AM   #2
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Iti s safety liability. They are probably required by their liability rider to required shoes at all times. My DD's daycare had to do this if a child was tobe put on the floor at any time, except in the designated infant care room.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:22 AM   #3
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I am still stunned. He is 11 months old not walking. He doesn't even own shoes yet. He was crawling on the floor as I picked out books for him and the first grader. I have never had anyone say such a thing, am I missing something like a parenting gene? I don't see the issue.
Your library is strict!

But just think - I was grumpy because my local library doesn't allow dogs! On the other hand, there's another library I know which does allow dogs, but also has a homeless woman living on the porch. So... I try to respect the rules each library sets, in their effort to keep floors clean and chaos contained.

Just buy your son some cute little slippers for the next visit.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:28 AM   #4
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I'm sorry . . . . WHAT!?!?!??!? I'd see if they had a issue with your 1st grader barefoot, but a baby? Come on, ppl. Seriously?

Honestly, some of these health & safety rule, while I agree with most of them, have been taken WAYYYYY to far.

Everyone is SOOO caught up on rules, no one has any common sense. Sheesh!

Sorry this happened. Hope you have a better day.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:51 AM   #5
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It's not even good for a baby's feet to be wearing shoes if they aren't walking. WTH is that? I would've complained.
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:52 AM   #6
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I'm sorry . . . . WHAT!?!?!??!? I'd see if they had a issue with your 1st grader barefoot, but a baby? Come on, ppl. Seriously?

Honestly, some of these health & safety rule, while I agree with most of them, have been taken WAYYYYY to far.

Everyone is SOOO caught up on rules, no one has any common sense. Sheesh!

Sorry this happened. Hope you have a better day.
My sentiments exactly!
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:52 AM   #7
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I'd think it would be okay if he were being carried or in a stroller, but not for actually being on the floor.

What if he had stepped (barefooted) on a sharpened pencil or loose staple?
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Old 08-31-2010, 11:52 AM   #8
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Quite a few years ago, my grandson (who is almost 5 now) was turned away from Peter Pan's ride because he had socks on. He was 10 months old and I was carrying him. The CM wouldn't let him on the ride because he had no shoes on. At that time we didn't even have shoes for him, his mother and father didn't believe that a child should wear shoes until they are walking and of course grandma has no say.
They did show me a small sign at the entrance that said shoes must be worn at all times. I had never noticed these signs until then.
We had to go to Walmart that day and buy him a pair of slipper type shoes just so he wouldn't get kicked off a ride again.
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I'm sorry . . . . WHAT!?!?!??!? I'd see if they had a issue with your 1st grader barefoot, but a baby? Come on, ppl. Seriously?

Honestly, some of these health & safety rule, while I agree with most of them, have been taken WAYYYYY to far.

Everyone is SOOO caught up on rules, no one has any common sense. Sheesh!

Sorry this happened. Hope you have a better day.
Following rules is bad? I always thought rules had to be made because people had no common sense. lol

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Old 08-31-2010, 12:01 PM   #10
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Following rules is bad? I always thought rules had to be made because people had no common sense. lol
I think the annoying part is when people substitute rules for common sense (because the enforcer has none!)
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:08 PM   #11
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Gosh that's too bad
I have an 11 month old as well. If they are going to be that strict about shoes at that age, maybe they should be asking people to put special gloves on the babies because my 11 month old still crawls as most do, and if anything he would far more likely get something stuck on his hand than in his foot
I agree with having rules but yeah, sometimes common sense needs to be used first.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:18 PM   #12
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My kids didn't own shoes either until they were walking. I usually put some socks or booties on them when we went out though (of course, they usually pulled them off...).
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:23 PM   #13
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wow that is odd! the baby is a BABY!!! did she want you to put shoes on his hands too, since he had thoughs on the floor too!? wow
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:25 PM   #14
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I always get a kick out of these "rules"..but its the same reason as to the warning tag on an iron (don't touch HOT)...somebody touched the iron and burned themselves..hence the tag!

anyways...@mickey527 I'm glad you mentioned that because I don't even put socks on my baby here in FLA. so I would have to remember to buy hime "shoes" for when we go to MNSSHP in OCt.
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Old 08-31-2010, 12:33 PM   #15
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I'm sorry that happened- I have a 10 month old and go to the library with him a lot- I would have never thought about putting him in shoes as he doesn't wear shoes anywhere else- he always pulls them off and doesn't crawl or walk yet so I just figured that would start when he gets more mobile or the weather cools off. I would have been very surprised and frustrated simply because of the unexpectedness of the whole situation regardless of how valid the rule is. Its always a little disappointing when you get "disciplined" on breaking a rule you were unaware of-especially something that seems very minute to you.

Not to highjack the thread, but should I be planning on my son wearing shoes in a few weeks at WDW? I wouldn't have thought it would keep us from riding rides! I figured I'd bring some in case he decided that its time to take those first steps but now I am thinking I better start training him to wear them now!
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