Moms Leave Their Babies Asleep In Sub-Zero Weather – And The Reason Why Has Swept The Internet

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Image: Facebook/Halit Yetkin
Image: Facebook/Halit Yetkin

Take a walk around the wintry streets of Sweden’s capital city and it won’t be unusual to spot a stroller or two lined up on the sidewalks. In it will be a peacefully sleeping baby, blissfully unaware of any fuss. Meanwhile, parents will be inside going about their daily business.

Image: Facebook/In The Know
Image: Facebook/In The Know

Even when paying a visit to a friend’s house, if the child needs a nap, few expect to be offered a spare room. Instead, the back yard or porch is more likely to be offered, even in Arctic-like temperatures. But this is no modern fad in Nordic parenting, or even anything to be alarmed about.

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Image: Facebook/In The Know

Lisa Mardon, a Stockholm-based mom-of-three has been putting her kids outside to nap since birth. Two-year-old Alfred, the youngest of her three children, spends 90 minutes sleeping outdoors every day. He actually went through this curious ritual twice a day in his younger life.

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