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Female seeking advice on extreme rock crawling with infant

Discussion in 'Off-Roading & Trails' started by Daniellejf31, Aug 9, 2018.

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Taking a 6 month old out on a rock crawling adventure?

Poll closed Aug 29, 2018.
  1. Yes, how fun!!

    3 vote(s)
    20.0%
  2. No, that's insane!!

    12 vote(s)
    80.0%
  1. Apr 6, 2019 at 3:55 AM
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    To be determined
    Another vote for holding off with the kid. That’s too young. Ever hear of shaking baby syndrome? Nothing like jarring them back and forth over a rocky ass trail for hours on in :laugh:
     
  2. Apr 6, 2019 at 10:18 AM
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    I vote No, wayyy too dangerous
     
  3. Apr 6, 2019 at 10:32 AM
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    To be determined
    :amen:
     
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  4. Apr 6, 2019 at 11:13 AM
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    Knowing the limits is key here. You need to get pretty extreme before "off roading" becomes more dangerous than running the interstate at 75mph.

    That said, my first concern would be the babies ability to support the weight of its own head on bumps in the trail (in the car seat, of course). If you're confident in your judgement there, then just be smart about pushing the limits and you'll probably be fine. (When I say "you", I'm not meaning the op. I just mean people in general)

    And, of course, risk tolerance varies a huge amount from one parent to the next. It is what it is, folks (whether we like it or not). I think we're all benefited by freedom to raise our own kids as we choose.
     
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  5. Apr 6, 2019 at 11:35 AM
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    Strandskov

    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

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    And that is parenting in itself, we all learn from experiences and no one parent is the same...
     
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  6. Apr 6, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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    Very poor decision and extremely selfish and irresponsible. Find a babysitter, not that hard. Shaking an infant around all day and putting them at risk is pure stupidity.
     
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  7. Apr 6, 2019 at 11:55 AM
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    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

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    Agreed, it's just not worth it..
     
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  8. Apr 6, 2019 at 2:50 PM
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    I'd agree with you regarding subjecting a baby to any amount of "bouncing" whatsoever, let alone a full day of it.

    But to some, "off roading" simply means driving a forest service dirt road. And with an appropriate amount of caution, sure you can take your little ones out for some wilderness adventures. If there's a sketchy crossing, someone get out with the baby and someone drive the truck over the bump.

    There's a lot of "NO NO NO" here, and for good reason. We're talking about lives. But there's also a very broad spectrum of "off roading". There are some trails I'd take my kids on. And others I wouldn't even think about it.

    In the end... don't endanger anyone and be smart. There are also idiots out there, so watch out. And call them out if you're able.
     
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  9. Apr 6, 2019 at 2:53 PM
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    I couldn't agree more BUT she's asking about extreme rock crawling, her words. This is not just driving a dirt road with a few mud puddles.
     
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  10. Apr 6, 2019 at 3:39 PM
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    It all goes back to having "Common Sense" but some people"Just Don't Have It".....

    Dammmm what is happening to our society
     
  11. Apr 6, 2019 at 3:40 PM
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    Strandskov Take the Road Less Traveled

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    Those are exactly her words....
    :argue:
     
  12. Apr 6, 2019 at 5:09 PM
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    Ah. Gotcha.
     
  13. Apr 23, 2019 at 5:15 PM
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    After this person, I believe, didn't get the reaction she was looking for....she has not been back. Hope the baby survived ok and won't have issues later on in life.
     
  14. Apr 23, 2019 at 7:29 PM
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    I Agree 100%
     
  15. Apr 24, 2019 at 7:02 AM
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    Surely maternal instincts kicked in once she held the baby in her hands? Or basic needs, like feed the baby, change his/her diaper, get some sleep when you can? Maybe she's just a busy new mom who doesn't have time for inter web forums... I remember a decade or so ago I had hobbies... those were fun
     
  16. Apr 26, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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    I see it’s an old post but good gosh, fact op had to ask, hopefully someone saves that poor kid from stupid
     
  17. Apr 26, 2019 at 5:52 PM
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    Almost darwin material.
     
  18. Apr 26, 2019 at 7:02 PM
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    Late to the game but as someone who has take my almost 4 year old daughter wheeling multiple times in our basically stock 4runner (meaning not capable of extreme rock crawling) this is a terrible idea. There were a few times we did some sketchy stuff that really had her nervous or scared... Not to mention bored after a few hours and this is a child that had a tablet and toys to entertain herself. I'm all for involving your kids in something you love but take a year or so break and let the child's body fully develop before you go jarring it around "extreme rock crawling".
     
  19. Apr 26, 2019 at 7:34 PM
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    I think most of us are wondering the same..
     
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  20. Jun 19, 2019 at 11:30 AM
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    I would wait til the kid can hold his head up and support himself. Basically about the time you turn his car seat around to face forward. Before then his head will be flopping around even on mild bumps and could risk neck injury.
     
  21. Jun 19, 2019 at 11:54 AM
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    I was looking for her reply. The kid must be 1+ by now... hopefully. I think that once you have a kid of your own, most people reevaluate whats important... ie: regular crawling vs rock crawling. I bet those guys are having a lot of fun on milder family adventures, and Im sure they'll get back to rock crawling with the kid soon.
     
  22. Jun 19, 2019 at 1:09 PM
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    I am not a parent but if you think it might be "dangerous" why dont you and your husband find another off road trail that is more mellow?? Therefore you arent flirting with any dangerous situations, and you and your husband can not stress as much. I understand you will be missing your groups big excursion but maybe save that till they are two or three?? My business partners kid just turned 3 and we are going to take him on his first off road trip soon and his son is so excited!!

    Whatever you decide I wish you the best of luck and have a blast!! Quick question is this as 12-15 caravan of all 4Runners or are there other off road vehicles in that clique?? sounds like a friggin blast if you ask me.
     
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  23. Jun 19, 2019 at 1:43 PM
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    Well the kid should be old enough for sky diving or bungee jumping by now.
     
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  24. Jun 19, 2019 at 1:46 PM
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    :rofl:I just couldn't help mysef.
    .

    I don't think she has come back to the site or at least not to this post...

    Wish her the best but by being a parent you put your child safety first....
     
  25. Jun 19, 2019 at 2:01 PM
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    yeah OP was last seen Aug 2018
     
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  26. Jun 19, 2019 at 2:25 PM
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    Maybe shes in jail for child endangerment? Maybe?
     
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  27. Jun 19, 2019 at 5:39 PM
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    That is what I figured too
     
  28. Jun 19, 2019 at 5:40 PM
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    :( That would be upsetting news..
     
  29. Jun 19, 2019 at 6:02 PM
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    She could of had another baby in the mean time and has been too busy bonding and nurturing to logon.
     
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