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?
------------------ When mom found my diaphram, I told her it was a bathing cap for my cat. ~ Liz Winston
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.
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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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