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LilBlueSmurf
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Yes ... tattoos! I was just as shocked as you are.

But they are semi perminant. The main arguement is that ankle bracelets sometimes slip off ... Then you do'nt know who the baby is, and in turn who the mother is. A lot of hospital mixups happen this way.

In Australia, they've started using semi perminant tattoos (like the kinds you get in cereal boxes!) w/ pictures such as; duckies, ribbons and bottles ... all sorts of baby stuff. The baby will get one on the leg or foot area and the mother will get one on the inside of her forearm. It only lasts 5 days ... And hospital stays for most "normal" births aren't even that long (It's only 48hrs or something in Toronto ... )

I absolutely love this idea. The doctor who's come up w/ this idea says that it will not replace the bracelets, but will use them as a backup instead. Do you think it's worth it? Would you allow a nurse/doctor to place such a marking on your baby or is this an un necessary precaution?

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emsily0
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oh, of course. definitely. they wash off with a lil bit of baby oil in fact! i think its a wonderful idea.

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Aria51
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I think that's a good idea. I was always afraid in the hospital that Evan's bracelet would slip off and I'd take the wrong one home!

Here, hospital stays can be up to 48 hours, but I got the boot after 24. It's sickening, really.

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I had never thought of such a thing but it seems like a great idea. Wonder how no one came with it before. Personaly I wouldn't mind because if it's removable then it's ok, and plus it must be so cute.

David

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I got the boot after 24 hrs. - I was glad, though... i didn't really want to be there anyways.
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i think that it is a great idea!!! i am paranoid when it comes to my babies. i have never heard of this but i would defiately like that to be the way they do it in the states.
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i saw a thing about those tattoos on tv. i think they are a great idea!

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