This pile of bollocks. Shared on the mn Facebook page too.

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ridiculouspirate Sat 06-Aug-16 19:56:29

http://www.mumsnet.com/babies/features/developing-a-routine

Seriously mumsnet? Could this advice be any more rubbish and outdated? shocksad

DonkeyOaty Sat 06-Aug-16 19:59:39

clickable link

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sat 06-Aug-16 20:03:48

Wow, it's like we've travelled back in time 40 years!

I'm surprised this is aimed at newborns. Because it is unlikely to work and I'm not sure how setting people up to fail is supporting parents.

It's only shocking because I'm used to a more honest and level headed view on here. It can see that sort of article appearing on lots of websites - but I just didn't think MN would be one confused

DonkeyOaty Sat 06-Aug-16 20:04:28

Right

Her final point about don't play pass the parcel is s good 'un

The rest of it - erm, nope

ridiculouspirate Sat 06-Aug-16 20:07:44

Thanks donkey I was so busy ranting I didn't check my link. blush

Thelastusername Sat 06-Aug-16 20:11:50

I read it and thought it was MN being tongue-in-cheek. I read to the end looking for the punchline. Shockingly bad advice, especially in terms of feeding schedules- trying to schedule my then newborn's breast feeds nearly sent me over the edge and I thought I was doing it all wrong because of bad advice like this.

usual Sat 06-Aug-16 20:11:55

Who wrote that, Gina Ford?

MadrigalElectromotive Sat 06-Aug-16 20:14:59

What bollocks that 'advice' is. confusedshockangry

ridiculouspirate Sat 06-Aug-16 20:16:10

It is quite awful.

All the Facebook comments are agog at the crapness too.

Sleepingbunnies Sat 06-Aug-16 20:17:06

I thought it was shit too!

ridiculouspirate Sat 06-Aug-16 20:18:50

Am tempted to go to site stuff and ask wtf?

MadrigalElectromotive Sat 06-Aug-16 20:20:23

Do it OP! I'll back you up. <cracks knuckles>

ridiculouspirate Sat 06-Aug-16 20:20:52

grin

GiraffesAndButterflies Sat 06-Aug-16 20:20:59

Wtaf?! Don't carry your baby? They "need" to be swaddled?

<Looks down at DS currently nursing to sleep> confused

DonkeyOaty Sat 06-Aug-16 20:21:21

Mindful of erm ahem SWMNBM I have asked HQ to take a gander at this thread and maybe also the FB page

Thelastusername Sat 06-Aug-16 20:23:27

Doesn't swaddling go against SIDS guidelines?

J0kersSmile Sat 06-Aug-16 20:23:47

God I feel so outdated when I see reactions like these on threads.

I really don't see whats wrong with any of that advice and I basically did that with my dc ten years ago.

StealthPolarBear Sat 06-Aug-16 20:24:04

Feed every four hours and make sure your baby's nice and full after every feed so the don't snack?
Yes that's the opposite of the advice I had on here 9 years ago.

ridiculouspirate Sat 06-Aug-16 20:27:12

I posted to ask about it. Never thought of reporting the thread.

If only I wasn't sitting feeding my baby to sleep and doing it all Wrong maybe my brain would work.

dogdrifts Sat 06-Aug-16 20:28:15

Lol usual, that's the first thing I thought too!!!!

FoxesSitOnBoxes Sat 06-Aug-16 20:29:35

Ugh. This is awful awful advice

Flossiesmummy Sat 06-Aug-16 20:36:10

Surely this is satirical?

It should be titled "the definitive list of total bollocks parenting advice"

ridiculouspirate Sat 06-Aug-16 20:38:20

I'm liking your party in my head Flossie

ridiculouspirate Sat 06-Aug-16 20:38:55

Post. Not party. Although I'd vote for you.

Oly5 Sat 06-Aug-16 20:39:39

It's appalling. Point them to this thread. Babies rarely self settle unless you leave them to cry to sleep in my opinion... And who wants to do that?
It's lovely cuddling them, letting no them nurse to sleep. It's all so fleeting! And as for feeding to a routine.. Oh shut up.
Is anyone complaining to MN? Pls do!

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