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To be baffled by Gina Ford...

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Writerwannabe83 Sun 11-May-14 17:40:43

My neighbour just leant me her copy of "The Contented Little Baby" book and after scanning various chapters all I can think is WTAF???

I really, really want to laugh at her shit but I'm too Gob Smacked!!

3littlefrogs Sun 11-May-14 17:42:49

Oh dear.
You know you are not allowed to mention GF on mumsnet don't you?

MrsBrianODriscoll Sun 11-May-14 17:42:51

SWMNBN shock

I would bet next months mortgage money on a huge klaxon going off at MNHQ any minute now. grin

3littlefrogs Sun 11-May-14 17:43:40


BlackeyedSusan Sun 11-May-14 17:44:23

when this is all over mn hq are going to need abig bottle of gin.

ChelsyHandy Sun 11-May-14 17:44:23

I met her when I used to work for a lettings agency. To say she was a difficult to please client was an understatement. She had a particular hatred of televisions if I remember rightly.

SugarMiceInTheRain Sun 11-May-14 17:45:31

Your thread will doubtless get zapped as we're apparently not allowed to discuss her very questionable methods without being sued hmm but IMO, and particularly if you are breastfeeding, the best thing you can do with her book is burn it, before you drive yourself to despair and depression. HTH. grin

MrsBungle Sun 11-May-14 17:46:04

shock we are not allowed to talk about her <looks around nervously> she's a bit like voldemort, you mustn't say the name...

Wherediparkmybroom Sun 11-May-14 17:46:50

Here we go wine time and settle in for the evening!

FoxSticks Sun 11-May-14 17:47:10

What does SWMNBN mean?

3littlefrogs Sun 11-May-14 17:47:52

she who must not be named.

Stupidgrl Sun 11-May-14 17:48:14


Jollyphonics Sun 11-May-14 17:48:21

GF was criticised on MN years ago and sued them, successfully I think, so I believe we're advised to avoid talking about her.

phantomnamechanger Sun 11-May-14 17:48:28

she who must not be named

FoxSticks Sun 11-May-14 17:49:07

Ah! Thanks 3littlefrogs

HeartsTrumpDiamonds Sun 11-May-14 17:49:10

She Who Must Not Be Named

Summon her wrath at your peril......

FoxSticks Sun 11-May-14 17:49:30

And phantom!

FoxSticks Sun 11-May-14 17:50:58

I might stop thanking people now, all these cross posts! Thank you hearts and to anyone else who might answer smile

Fluffycloudland77 Sun 11-May-14 17:51:28


glenthebattleostrich Sun 11-May-14 17:51:42

Whilst the contented baby book is utter tosh in my opinion her potty training book wasn't bad.

Wow, managed to be polite and everything

EauRouge Sun 11-May-14 17:51:44

Nobody mention rockets...

Sunnydaysablazeinhope Sun 11-May-14 17:51:48

Message deleted by MNHQ. Here's a link to our Talk Guidelines.

JamJimJam Sun 11-May-14 17:51:55

Surely we are allowed to mention her after all this time? Just without mentioning rockets or whatever it was.

3littlefrogs Sun 11-May-14 17:52:19

It was a long time ago, but there was a huge hoo ha, culminating in very expensive legal action.

So much so that the person had to be referred to as SWMNBN.
Any mention causes severe palpitations and a need for gin at MNtowers.

McPhee Sun 11-May-14 17:53:38

I hide her books when I see them in shops.

Apologies for those doing stock takes.

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