Child Development cares for flour babies

Sami Beers

Proud Parents: Junior Nick Bliesner is excited over the arrival of his flour sack child named Sarah Junior. The students in Child Development have been seen around campus for the past week carrying around flower sack baby dolls which weigh approximately 10 lbs., a weight that is slightly larger than the average infant weight, to give the students an experience of what it is like to care for a newborn baby.

“So far this experience has showed me that it’s extremely hard to be a parent,” Bliesner said.  “Because you constantly have to know what your child is doing and who they’re with, and you have to make sure that the person is trustworthy and that your child is safe.”

Many excited parents have been seen, but along with enthusiastic experimental parents  there have also been numerous accounts of ‘parents’ who have been thoughtless with their flowery charges.  These accounts which involve dropping their sack children on the head, carrying them on books and even locking them in closets.

“At this age I’m not ready to be a parent because you need to give 100%.”  Bliesner said. “It’s been a pretty eye opening experience; I am not ready to be a parent at all!”