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NOW CLOSED: All UK parents: please complete a short survey for Essex University - you could win a £200 voucher

(55 Posts)
AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Nov-12 08:54:51

We've been asked by a team of researchers from the Institute of Social and Economic Research at Essex University to find Mumsnetters to complete their short survey. They say "we are interested in many aspects of babycare and child development, and are using this survey to ask questions which many mainstream parenting surveys don't include. This survey focuses on the ways people feed and care for their babies"

The survey is open to all parents in the UK and they are asking you to answer thinking about one child - please think about the most recent child you've had.

Everyone who completes the survey and adds their email address at the end will be entered into a prize draw where one winner will get a £200 high street voucher. Once the survey is complete Essex University will send us the email address for the winner and we will post the winning MN nickname on winners' corner. They will send out the voucher.

All responses are confidential

Please complete the survey by clicking here

Thanks and good luck

done smile
Worth linking to this in Breast & bottle feeding?

It didn't have a lot about child development in it - it was all about feeding

MissZombRee Mon 05-Nov-12 12:59:55

It didn't ask for our MN username.

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Nov-12 13:06:21

MissZombRee - should have been asked for your email address - Essex uni will pick a winner from that and I can look up the nickname to post on there and the winners' thread.

bubby64 Mon 05-Nov-12 13:09:56

Filled in- wonder what they will make of my comments!!

MissRee Mon 05-Nov-12 13:13:27

I'm not sure the email address I used is the same as my registered email for MN though?

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Nov-12 14:24:48

Don't worry MissRee - we'll sort that out (somehow!)

BackforGood Mon 05-Nov-12 14:46:13

Perhaps it should have been better titled ? To say it's only about feeding in your child's first year.
As a parent of teens, I am interested in a survey on child development, but am way past breast feeding / formual feeding decisions, which is all this survey is about.

Agree with BackforGood, its about feeding not development.
I've completed it, but only because i ploughed on waiting for the child development questions, not information on breast v bottle and weaning age.

neolara Mon 05-Nov-12 16:46:33

The questionnaire has just crashed on me half way through.

lunar1 Mon 05-Nov-12 16:48:42

Filled it in

Jellykat Mon 05-Nov-12 17:07:46


AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 05-Nov-12 17:09:55

Sorry guys will amend the intro now to make it clear it's about feeding of babies.
All welcome to complete it though regardless of how old your dc are


Zombieminx Mon 05-Nov-12 18:03:51


AmandinePoulain Mon 05-Nov-12 19:09:33

The questions about introducing cows milk aren't clear - do they mean as a drink or in food? Dd1 didn't have any cows milk to drink until she was 1 (and hated it!) but she was eating yoghurt and cheese from 6 months.

mignonette Mon 05-Nov-12 19:15:46

It asks you to relate it to one child regardless of age and compares what you planned with what you did. It is suitable for parents of older children.

mignonette Mon 05-Nov-12 19:16:28

It means cows milk. it would surely say cows milk products if it meant yoghurt etc?

DawnOfTheDee Mon 05-Nov-12 19:23:25


Milliways Mon 05-Nov-12 20:35:24


TheMummyLovesAScareFest Mon 05-Nov-12 21:51:21


IwishIwasmoreorganised Mon 05-Nov-12 22:00:54


DizzyCow63 Mon 05-Nov-12 22:10:26


zoeymlucas Mon 05-Nov-12 22:18:45


smokinaces Mon 05-Nov-12 23:02:14

Halfway through on my mobile and it crashed it :-( can I try again on the pc tomorrow or have I blown my chance?

MayTheOddsBeEverInYourFavour Mon 05-Nov-12 23:16:52

Done smile

I'm looking forward to seeing the results of this study

SoozleQ Mon 05-Nov-12 23:51:07

Done. Seemed a bit odd saying that I only gave DD 2 feeds today - but then she is 2!

BitBewildered Tue 06-Nov-12 00:10:52


Pozzled Tue 06-Nov-12 07:37:24

The survey crashes on me whenever I try to enter any typed answers. (Am on my mobile). When I click on the link again it takes me back to where I was, but the same thing happens again.

tootssweet Tue 06-Nov-12 08:15:47


Hmm not sure by answering on my last child it gives an accurate impression

I did - it called for all Parents but really it's focused on breast feeding which is a little hard to do as a dad!! But I answered on behalf of DW.

RarelyUnreasonable Tue 06-Nov-12 09:22:18

It crashed when I entered my age. CBA to try again sad

RarelyUnreasonable Tue 06-Nov-12 09:30:24

It just popped up again. Confused, but done!

AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 06-Nov-12 10:46:33

Should be open for a couple more days at least. Sorry if anyone has had technical problems with it

witchwithallthetrimmings Tue 06-Nov-12 10:54:33

need something about siblings!

melliebobs Tue 06-Nov-12 11:27:47


Livelongandprosper Tue 06-Nov-12 11:42:23


Seriouslysleepdeprived Tue 06-Nov-12 11:43:40


TeeBee Tue 06-Nov-12 17:45:05


La73 Tue 06-Nov-12 18:28:31

Ok done

smokinaces Tue 06-Nov-12 20:51:24

Got on the PC and managed it. Crossing my fingers as always that I win especially near Christmas :-)

Dontbesodramatic Wed 07-Nov-12 18:20:40


PestoFrostissimos Wed 07-Nov-12 18:29:41


BuffyFairy Wed 07-Nov-12 19:13:36

Done. I felt they needed to split out HVs and community midwives rather than put them on the same line for how useful they were.

I agree, the fact is it about most recent DC doesn't give a fair representation of my thoughts to on demand feeding, due to having been through all that with PFB!

trudat Wed 07-Nov-12 19:25:44

Keeps crashing on me too. Will try later and hope it's third time lucky. Could really use the cash sad

Doobydoo Wed 07-Nov-12 19:43:35


Declutterbug Wed 07-Nov-12 19:49:02

Not asking which number child you're answering for and how many you have and what ages strikes me as a significant flaw in this research.

BIWI Wed 07-Nov-12 21:04:52

I went to the University of Essex. Random fact grin

notcitrus Wed 07-Nov-12 21:23:57

Done - glad I chose to do dc1 as the answers were much more interesting (why I changed my mind a lot). Dd would be 'everything on demand, don't care what anyone thinks any more'!

trudat Wed 07-Nov-12 23:10:40

Done. Please can I win?

Tallgiraffe Thu 08-Nov-12 04:10:44


AnnMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 09-Nov-12 17:02:47

outtolunchagain wins the vouchers - well done

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