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This is truly appalling advice. Words completely fail me. My two sons weren't even started with toilet training until they were both about three and a half but waiting that long certainly had its benefits as they were both done and dusted within a couple of weeks. I was totally shocked at how easy it was and just couldn't believe it.
You really have to follow this up. Her advice is old-fashioned and outrageous and could cause problems for the child and mother relationship. Do not let her get away with it, if she's telling you this sort of stuff what on earth is she saying to other, more vulnerable parents? She's the sort who probably says that a newborn should be left to cry as they are being "manipulative". She needs to be stopped. Has she written any of her "advice" in your children's red books?
I will, don't worry! she hasn't written anything down but a few of my friends have also had problems with her so I'm encouraging them to put complaints in.
It's such a shame as, when delivered correctly the health visitor service can be invaluable it just seems a rotton few that force their outdated opions as fact without a second thought of the damage they are doing
She sounds dreadful!
Toddlers used to get clean far quicker when everyone had Terry nappies which had to be soaked in Napisan and then boiled. This was because they felt wet/dirty and hated the sensation. These days with the disposable nappies they do not feel uncomfortable.
as for baby eating only sweet stuff - don't worry about it! lots of savoury foods actually taste 'sweet' and just keep trying different things!
There is so much 'fussing' about weaning these days - humans have existed for thousands of years and babies got weaned during those times - I doubt very much that in stone age times food got pureed for them!
er - isn't that exactly what baby led weaning is? or do I misunderstand the term? is it an euphemism for 'you must buy Brand X 6 - 9 months first, then their next stage?
baby led weaning surely means that your baby decides what and when to eat - and if they want to skip the mush stage and try out their new nashers on a nice steak - that's up to them!
Have a search on Gill Rapley or a look here - http://www.babyledweaning.com/. No aeroplane noises, no putting foods in their mouths etc. You just give them a selection of what you're eating and let them play/eat as they like. It can get messy!
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