Please Don’t Do This To Your Child!


The other day I was visiting someone at their house. They had other company as well. I saw one of these women pick up their child by one arm. I was surprised. I have very rarely seen someone pick up their child by one arm. I can’t even remember the last time I saw someone do this.


Picking a child up by one arm is painful for the child. It can lead to bruising, dislocation of the wrist, elbow or shoulder.


Please don't do this to your child


Even if the child doesn’t experience a dislocated joint, they could suffer pulled muscles, tendons, and ligaments. All of which are painful for the child.


Did I say something to this woman? No, I did not. Because I didn’t know her. If I saw someone I know pick up a child like this, I would tell them. I do not recommend telling a complete stranger how to take care of their child. In this day and age, telling a parent what to do with their child does not always end well. You will have to judge your situation for yourself.


This child that I saw was 3-4 years old. Except age doesn’t matter. Size doesn’t matter. A child should always be picked up using two hands.


Never by one arm.  Please don’t do this to your child. 



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  1. Sally Hill says:

    Wow. That is just crazy!!! I cannot even imagine doing that!!! I like the pic you made about it – good for you!

  2. Margaret Sarsfield says:

    you know that’s what happened to Danny in the Shining…