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Recent nursery choking accidents spur call for active gov't involvement

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they had explained to the nursery staff in a meeting before the girl joined the preschool that they always heated fruit and mashed it up before giving it to her. The staff replied that the nursery would "try not to give her uncooked fruit."

The staff just too arrogant to accept request from parent even that can lead children die. They just try to force feed 6-month-old infant with uncooked fruit.

On April 18, a 6-month-old infant was fed an uncooked grated apple at a preschool in Aira, Kagoshima Prefecture, southwestern Japan, and fell unconscious

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I’m surprised that fruit was in the menu in the first place. It’s usually fried chicken and lumpy rice all the way in Japan.

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How long have humans been feeding their infant children? And still the nursery staff cannot get it right?

Where do they find these staff?

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I’m surprised that fruit was in the menu in the first place. It’s usually fried chicken and lumpy rice all the way in Japan.

You really are the "newgirlintown" with comments like this. How sad that anyone would try to find something humorous in the death of a baby.

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If Japan has a problem, getting it’s government involved is supposed to be part of a solution?

How did that public debt situation get worked out?

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I am sorry to state the simple fact that a baby of less than 1 year old shouldn’t be given to childcare. She wasn’t a child yet, she was a baby. You should not trust anyone other than yourself about your baby. This, of course, doesn’t justify the negligence at the childcare.

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“How sad that anyone would try to find something humorous in the death of a baby.” Where exactly was the humor in that comment?

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I am sorry to state the simple fact that a baby of less than 1 year old shouldn’t be given to childcare. She wasn’t a child yet, she was a baby. You should not trust anyone other than yourself about your baby. This, of course, doesn’t justify the negligence at the childcare.

You are right, but the sad fact is that both parents have to work to live. That is society here today. Used to be a time where one income was enough to raise a family, but not now.

Next some will argue, then don't have kids if you cant afford them, and others will comment about the declining birth rate in Japan, and while both have valid points, all finger SHOULD be pointing at the government for refusing to adapt to a changing world and implementing policies that matter!

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BigPToday  07:55 am JST

How long have humans been feeding their infant children? And still the nursery staff cannot get it right?

Where do they find these staff?

I think it's required that at least one staff, usually the manager or owner, have a childcare license but as for the rest of the staff, experience working with children or any academic background isn't required. With staff shortages and rise in incidents, sounds like they'll take basically anyone.

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I am sorry to state the simple fact that a baby of less than 1 year old shouldn’t be given to childcare.

I agree completely. We are very fortunate that my SOs company have always accomodated for her each time we got pregnant. Even at 1 year old it feels wrong ditching them for 9 plus hours a day, but what are the option? You cant provide properly for a family on a single income these days.

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I am so surprised staff have no clue what to do.

As a dad, I was told and had learned many times that if a baby was choking, just raise him from the feet and give slap in the back. Anything would help a baby choking. Do something instead of waiting.

It can happen to anyone by the way, including adults.

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People who work with kids should maybe pick up a few books about handling emergenies with kids instead of cry that the government "do something".

These people want the government to shine their shoes too?

The government spent God knows how much on AED devices for example. Any of these people know how to use it? I doubt it. Why? Cause the government didn't paint the instructions on a mural on the wall outside I guess. Stupid government!

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When employers and govt conspired to invade into people’s lives and decide motherhood and home making is “unemployed”, this is the result.

instead of loving home care, you have minimum wage uncaring people, doing a “job”.

Raising children is a fundamentally important part of life, and yet people are forced to pay strangers to do it, as a one wage family has all but disappeared.

Being a person who keeps a home running smoothly, cooks, and takes care of children is looked at as “without skills”, and their time (and tax revenue) is far better served working for a boss...

Children are raised as part of the state, as future wage earners, not as human beings.

This mentality has been pushed and prodded into status quo.

Reading this story is evidence of this shift.

Minimum wage to care for infants, children, and old people, and family care givers have minimal support.

And the farmer pulls another cart away...

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The problem is responsibility when a parent drops their child off for day care they expect "caring". What I have found is the majority of the people employed are childless kids who have no idea of what it takes to care for a child. they lay them down or sit them down and go tend to other duties with "little or No attention at all". I have seen this in several care centers where I personally interviewed them for caring for my son when I lived there. We decided to not send him to any center because that is what witness. The lack of supervision and the child to care taker ratio. I am not surprised that little kids choked looking at the number of small toys that they could easily put in their mouths and swallow and when they ate they are eating in a group but their is too many to watch at one time so if a child is choking the staff would not know unless the child fell over blue. Also we asked about first aid, the answer we got was we call emergency and the ambulance come. That was not the answer we were looking for only part of it. They didn't have anyone CPR certified. This doesn't surprise me at all. Most look at it as a job, I think they do a great job taking the kids and doing the best they could do but not knowing CPR was a no no for us.

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blue in green

Correct, society has severely regressed in this. I was looked after at home by my dear mother until primary school age. My father was the sole breadwinner and they managed to buy a three bedroomed property in South London suburbs.

There is little family time now and having this kind of life where parents are considered worker ants and kids dumped off to any old Tom Dick or Harry is intolerable.

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