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    Mom is "kicked out" of concert for having an infant with her

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    With her infant daughter asleep on her chest, Chula Vista police officers told a woman standing in “The Pit” at the Brad Paisley concert at Sleep Train Amphitheater Thursday night she had to leave her ticketed space because she was endangering her child.

    Police officers told Megan Christopherson, 30, the crowd could become excited and push toward the stage crushing the woman and her child and that the loud music could damage the infant’s eardrums. The baby slept through the entire 10-minute ordeal which Christopherson recorded using her cell phone and posted to the website YouTube.

    During the heated exchange, Christopherson asked for the badge numbers of each of the officers. The officers agreed to provide them. Her other child, a young girl, cried and clung to her mother as officers explained they were made aware of the situation and contacted the South Bay District Attorney’s Office in Chula Vista before approaching her and asking her to move.

    “Which DA?” Christopherson asked, at which point the female officer asks for Christopher’s name and explains she will only give the badge numbers and the name of the district attorney in which she spoke if Christopher gives her name so a report can be filed with Child Protective Services (CPS). It was the first time during the exchange a CPS report was suggested.

    The officers gave Christopherson the option of moving to different seats or receiving a refund. She opted for the refund. Officers connected her with the box office and offered to escort her, but she refused their assistance.

    Christopherson says prior to being approached by Chula Vista police officers, a security guard took her picture while she was breastfeeding her baby.

    The Chula Vista police department released the following statement Friday:

    “Last night at the Brad Paisley concert, amphitheater security notified Live Nation Management that there was a female in the "pit" area with an infant baby strapped to her chest. The female was near the stage wall area and mere feet away from the speakers. Security asked the female patron to move from the "pit" area due to the danger to the infant child (crushing from potential crowd surge and excessive noise level from the adjacent speaker). The female refused to leave the area. CVPD officers were summoned to the area to check the welfare of the infant. She was advised of the danger posed to her infant child (crowd surge and excessive noise) if she remained in the pit area. She was presented with two options; she could be relocated to a seated area (free of charge) or receive a full refund. The female elected a full refund and left the venue. The Chula Vista Police Department's involvement in the incident was due to the welfare and safety of the infant and not due to a mother's legal right to breastfeed in public.”
    This is blowin' up my Facebook right now. If you watch the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nl4xBZjQodI#t=210 She gets kind of uppity with the police. And tries to make it about breastfeeding.

    I'm not a mom but I'm at least 75% sure that being in the pit area would be too loud for a baby, considering it's too loud for me!

    In a different article, she was interviewed later and said something about her DH being deployed and how she wanted to take her kids to something fun and couldn't get a babysitter... all I thought was "oh boy..."
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    Oh geez...

    And of course, had her child been injured during the concert, I wonder who's fault it would be...
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    I'm not saying I agree with her behavior but 1) why did they let her into the pit in the first place and 2) I think calling CPS is a bit much. The baby was even sleeping when they escorted her out.

    I really think that if the policy is not to have babies in the pit then they should have reseated her on her way in.
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    Just because a baby can and does sleep through something doesn't mean it's safe and healthy for the child.
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    This has been blowing up my new feed as well. Idk, I'm not a mom either but that baby was asleep. It wasn't that loud, at least yet. It's a country concert. I think that baby was fine and saying it borderline child abuse it a huge stretch to me. She was breastfeeding her baby. Someone came and took a picture of it. If it was so dangerous and they have so much experience, why did they let the baby in? I highly doubt she smuggled her baby in her purse through the gate. I really do believe that someone saw her breastfeeding and decided to make a stink about it.
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    Sleep train also listed children under 2 were free to that concert. If it was dangerous and child endangerment, why would they have that up there at all?
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    It sounds like the baby was asleep while she talked to the cops, but not necessarily through the whole concert.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Abbynormal View Post
    This has been blowing up my new feed as well. Idk, I'm not a mom either but that baby was asleep. It wasn't that loud, at least yet. It's a country concert. I think that baby was fine and saying it borderline child abuse it a huge stretch to me. She was breastfeeding her baby. Someone came and took a picture of it. If it was so dangerous and they have so much experience, why did they let the baby in? I highly doubt she smuggled her baby in her purse through the gate. I really do believe that someone saw her breastfeeding and decided to make a stink about it.
    Quote Originally Posted by Abbynormal View Post
    Sleep train also listed children under 2 were free to that concert. If it was dangerous and child endangerment, why would they have that up there at all?
    From my understanding, there was a large seated area much further away from the speakers, as well as an open lawn area beyond that. I admit, I haven't been to sleep train to see the layout, but it seems reasonable to think that kids would be safe back further.

    I will attest to the fact that kids can sleep through anything though; as a kid I often napped under the table where my dad used his band saw while he was working I'm sure that wasn't great for my ears.
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    I can't imagine taking two young kids to a country concert, especially in the pit. Don't people tend to drink a lot at concerts? Especially country? I'd be way too worried for my kids safety to even enjoy myself.
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