Every generation has its unique way of raising children. For example, my parents think most of the safety precautions I take for and around my children are silly. The "you turned out just fine" argument is a staple in their household. Sure, sometimes it's tedious to keep up with every new safety standard and trend. It seems as through there's a new safety guideline released every day and that can be frustrating, not to mention nerve-wracking, for new parents. That doesn't mean the shocking things my parents insist are safe for my baby are suggestions I take seriously, though. To even negotiate them seems ludicrous to even the most chill parent (in my opinion, at least).
My parents, on the other hand, are old-school immigrants. They are the type of people who wave their hands dismissively and say things like, "That's ridiculous, car seats didn't even exist when you were a baby and you're still alive." I'm not blaming them for anything; they grew up in a different time and in a different country. Still, their stubborn insistence on the fact that the things they did when I was a baby are still completely safe to do is slightly mind-boggling. My family is very close and grandparents play an instrumental part in the upbringing of children, but when they swore that the following things were safe for babies, I had to have a long discussion with them about boundaries.