Is This Woman Swinging Around a Baby for ‘Exercise’ For Real? (Video)

32 Comments on "Is This Woman Swinging Around a Baby for ‘Exercise’ For Real? (Video)"

  1. Anonymous | Jan 7, 2011 at 6:34 am |

    Early training for acrobats and trapeze artists. IF the baby survives, it will know no fear ever again.

    Who needs a swing chair?

  2. GoodDoktorBad | Jan 7, 2011 at 2:34 am |

    Early training for acrobats and trapeze artists. IF the baby survives, it will know no fear ever again.

    Who needs a swing chair?

  3. old commie | Jan 7, 2011 at 8:01 am |

    Nothing bizarre here, except your typical Western ignorance.
    This is normal practice among health freaks in Russia, I remember seeing this in “popular-scientific” programmes on Soviet TV 25 years ago. The children are born under water and then the proud fathers toss them around in a swimming pool. Apparently it builds a superb vestibular system, boosts immunity and the kids can swim naturally, without learning. They grow up much healthier and stronger as a result. And toddlers themselves are just ecstatic about the workout, you can see the broad smile even in this crappy video. And please note that a 3 months old is trying to walk here.
    This practice is incorrectly called “baby-yoga”, but I am too lazy now to collect links for you.
    In short, this is a real and super-efficient health practice, very good for children.

  4. old commie | Jan 7, 2011 at 4:01 am |

    Nothing bizarre here, except your typical Western ignorance.
    This is normal practice among health freaks in Russia, I remember seeing this in “popular-scientific” programmes on Soviet TV 25 years ago. The children are born under water and then the proud fathers toss them around in a swimming pool. Apparently it builds a superb vestibular system, boosts immunity and the kids can swim naturally, without learning. They grow up much healthier and stronger as a result. And toddlers themselves are just ecstatic about the workout, you can see the broad smile even in this crappy video. And please note that a 3 months old is trying to walk here.
    This practice is incorrectly called “baby-yoga”, but I am too lazy now to collect links for you.
    In short, this is a real and super-efficient health practice, very good for children.

    • WhiteRose | Jan 7, 2011 at 2:18 pm |

      In America we call that shaken baby syndrome… that “mother” isn’t in a pool she misses a swing and BOOM! Baby’s have “soft spots”. There is a reason kids aren’t supposed to walk so young, their bones aren’t developed and they get bold legged.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Jan 7, 2011 at 3:19 pm |

      I want to see your point on this. But with so many articles in Western media about “baby shaking” deaths, I am finding it a little hard to believe.

      Don’t get me wrong. I do believe that the human body is more resilient than some overfed couch potato may believe, I don’t think I’ve seen anything fantastic or impossible to believe in any of those “baby shaking” articles I’ve seen to date.

      Is there some fundamental difference between this woman’s practice and those articles? One that a novice like me, with ZERO medical training can easily understand and appreciate.

      ‘Cause at first glance, this thing looks horrific.

      • that1guy | Jan 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm |

        Imo, it’s not real, but, hypothetically, the fluid transference of the baby’s momentum from one direction to another in the spinning doesn’t cause the “brain-rattling” that harms/kills babies that are shaken violently back and forward with hard decelerations.
        I have a little niece, and since she was just a few months old she’s loved flying and falling motions while you’re holding her. Of course we always have her well supported by the trunk of the body, and in back of the neck when she was much younger, but I could see someone who’s really knowledgeable about physiology and not afraid of a little accidental braining thinking this was a good way to build coordination and strength for their dare-devil wunderkind. Which isn’t the same as saying that it’s a good idea. Or that that’s what’s happening.

        • WhiteRose | Jan 8, 2011 at 1:46 am |

          Well there are a lot of stupid people, unfortunately ones that are able to give birth that would think this video is a brilliant idea.

          • old russky | Jan 8, 2011 at 11:23 am |

            no, all of you guys are idiots. since when “shaking” and “swinging” are sinonymous?
            your problem is an inability to see past cheap wrapper imposed on you by your cretinous government.
            throwing babies around really is good for them, if you love them and can reed their bodies. it’s a whole other perspective on life out there, but all you can do is repeat newsreel headlines.
            i hope you die out asap, which fortunately seems exactly what will happen.

          • GoodDoktorBad | Jan 8, 2011 at 12:56 pm |

            I agree with your assertions that swinging and shaking are entirely different things. I would only add that if the mother lets go of the baby by accident, all the healthy movement of swinging becomes moot.

            Your nasty words: “i hope you die out asap” are not healthy for anyone. I guess the cold war never ends for some people. Good luck with that attitude….

  5. We do all kinds of wierd shit in Russia

  6. We do all kinds of wierd shit in Russia

  7. Nano_Thermite_9/11 | Jan 7, 2011 at 10:34 am |

    I am amazed, mortified, and feel as though I have simultaneously missed out and been incredibly blessed.
    Ninjas are not born are they made.

  8. Nano_Thermite_9/11 | Jan 7, 2011 at 6:34 am |

    I am amazed, mortified, and feel as though I have simultaneously missed out and been incredibly blessed.
    Ninjas are not born are they made.

  9. wow, i think you people really need to get your eyes checked. Thats cgi, it’s almost as bad looking as the dancing baby from Ally MacBeal…

  10. wow, i think you people really need to get your eyes checked. Thats cgi, it’s almost as bad looking as the dancing baby from Ally MacBeal…

  11. Payrollpinky | Jan 7, 2011 at 4:56 pm |

    Are you sure this isn’t the new way to burp baby’s?

  12. Payrollpinky | Jan 7, 2011 at 12:56 pm |

    Are you sure this isn’t the new way to burp baby’s?

  13. WhiteRose | Jan 7, 2011 at 6:18 pm |

    In America we call that shaken baby syndrome… that “mother” isn’t in a pool she misses a swing and BOOM! Baby’s have “soft spots”. There is a reason kids aren’t supposed to walk so young, their bones aren’t developed and they get bold legged.

  14. Liam_McGonagle | Jan 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm |

    I want to see your point on this. But with so many articles in Western media about “baby shaking” deaths, I am finding it a little hard to believe.

    Don’t get me wrong. I do believe that the human body is more resilient than some overfed couch potato may believe, I don’t think I’ve seen anything fantastic or impossible to believe in any of those “baby shaking” articles I’ve seen to date.

    Is there some fundamental difference between this woman’s practice and those articles? One that a novice like me, with ZERO medical training can easily understand and appreciate.

    ‘Cause at first glance, this thing looks horrific.

  15. Simiansink | Jan 7, 2011 at 8:12 pm |

    And what about Shoulder and hip dislocations. This gimmick seems to be a very irresponsible way to treat an infant.

  16. Simiansink | Jan 7, 2011 at 4:12 pm |

    And what about Shoulder and hip dislocations. This gimmick seems to be a very irresponsible way to treat an infant.

  17. that1guy | Jan 7, 2011 at 8:45 pm |

    Imo, it’s not real, but, hypothetically, the fluid transference of the baby’s momentum from one direction to another in the spinning doesn’t cause the “brain-rattling” that harms/kills babies that are shaken violently back and forward with hard decelerations.
    I have a little niece, and since she was just a few months old she’s loved flying and falling motions while you’re holding her. Of course we always have her well supported by the trunk of the body, and in back of the neck when she was much younger, but I could see someone who’s really knowledgeable about physiology and not afraid of a little accidental braining thinking this was a good way to build coordination and strength for their dare-devil wunderkind. Which isn’t the same as saying that it’s a good idea. Or that that’s what’s happening.

  18. He’s a he! Does this mean he’ll grow up to be a “swinging dick?”

  19. He’s a he! Does this mean he’ll grow up to be a “swinging dick?”

  20. Right up there with cat juggling or the mouse organ. Too bad the video has been pulled. Must be somewhere, though, maybe on LiveLeak.

  21. Right up there with cat juggling or the mouse organ. Too bad the video has been pulled. Must be somewhere, though, maybe on LiveLeak.

  22. WhiteRose | Jan 8, 2011 at 5:46 am |

    Well there are a lot of stupid people, unfortunately ones that are able to give birth that would think this video is a brilliant idea.

  23. old russky | Jan 8, 2011 at 3:23 pm |

    no, all of you guys are idiots. since when “shaking” and “swinging” are sinonymous?
    your problem is an inability to see past cheap wrapper imposed on you by your cretinous government.
    throwing babies around really is good for them, if you love them and can reed their bodies. it’s a whole other perspective on life out there, but all you can do is repeat newsreel headlines.
    i hope you die out asap, which fortunately seems exactly what will happen.

  24. Anonymous | Jan 8, 2011 at 4:56 pm |

    I agree with your assertions that swinging and shaking are entirely different things. I would only add that if the mother lets go of the baby by accident, all the healthy movement of swinging becomes moot.

    Your nasty words: “i hope you die out asap” are not healthy for anyone. I guess the cold war never ends for some people. Good luck with that attitude….

  25. HAHA I love that people are calling a 30 year old practice “CGI.” perhaps you should get YOUR eyes checked 😉

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