That was a cute picture of a little boy “mowing” alongside his dad in the May 20 paper. But as a retired pediatrician, I must express some fears.
Through my years in practice, I have seen too many children injured by objects thrown by a rotary mower. I am delighted to see a dad who wants his child near him, but not in this situation.
Let the child watch from inside, or “mow” the back yard while Dad mows the front or “mow” the living room and watch dad.
I am sure the man in the photos is a great dad, but I want all parents to recognize the danger of a child within direct sight of an active mower.
Dr. William L. Underwood