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to feel really annoyed by this endless ranting & raving

(36 Posts)
sauce Sun 25-Feb-07 20:53:00

about what, how, when, why to feed babies? breast or bottle? finger food, puréed food, food from a jar, regurgitated food (yes, this is done), blah, blah, blah?

oliveoil Sun 25-Feb-07 20:54:10

oh god yes

very boring and tedious

swift1 Sun 25-Feb-07 20:54:41

Maybe youre just having a bad day? People find this stuff really informative and helpful.

Caligula Sun 25-Feb-07 20:55:03



This is a parenting site!

(But I kind of see where you're coming from)

sauce Sun 25-Feb-07 20:55:49

not when it makes others feel badly, especially new mothers who think they don't know their arses from their elbows! not helpful AT ALL!

Twiglett Sun 25-Feb-07 20:56:25

its boring and tedious when you're through with it I think

I think when you're doing it its endlessly fascinating

unlike re-decorating which is the other way round entirely

motherinferior Sun 25-Feb-07 20:57:15

Yes, but when you're stuck in the middle of experiencing it you do want to weigh it over and talk about it endlessly. Later you want to talk endlessly about schools. Parenthood is a constant stream of intrinsically rather boring things you endlessly rehash, I've found. It's All Part Of The Magic.

oliveoil Sun 25-Feb-07 20:58:02

what I find b&t (can this be a new acronym?) is the insistence that one way is better than another

when it all ends up appearing in a nappy so why the angst?

NurseyJo Sun 25-Feb-07 20:58:17

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oliveoil Sun 25-Feb-07 20:58:53

oooh I have schools to come

<rubs hands at the boring, repetitive threads that I may create>

lockets Sun 25-Feb-07 21:01:46

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sauce Sun 25-Feb-07 21:02:38

agreed oliveoil about one way supposedly being better than another. It's not the advice & support I resent (obviously), it's the damned superiority!

Eddas Sun 25-Feb-07 21:02:59

Ok it may annoy you but to others it is informative and helpful. Some people need ideas and help. Not everyone have real life family and friends they can rely on for help and information. Surely that's why sites like this exist.

As someone else said you don't have to read them. I'd imagine that what you find interesting some others don't.

Not too sure about the regurgited food though Really? think i'll steer clear of that. Although did see a monkey eating his own vomit in the zoo the other day, DD very curious about that

Bozza Sun 25-Feb-07 21:03:55

oh olive you will love schools. Fantastic subject.

motherinferior Sun 25-Feb-07 21:04:44

And there's so much you can endlessly rehash with schooling. It's a bottomless pool of boredom.

oliveoil Sun 25-Feb-07 21:05:10

(although I didn't read reports on dd1's chosen one or even visit so I may be immune to school threads already [slacker])

Moomin Sun 25-Feb-07 21:05:15

well if you look at the alternative, i.e. getting your advice about parenting from just one person who has just happened to have written a book and got it published, and may well not know their arese from their elbow, then I'd rather read lot of views and opinions, weigh it all up and make the decision based on what suits me best. Give me mumsnet anyday

sauce Sun 25-Feb-07 21:06:40

oh for pity's sake! i'm not slagging off MN.

MrsBadger Sun 25-Feb-07 21:06:44

if you mean the superiority of up to date, evidence based advice over old wives' tales, manufacturers' propaganda and the school of 'it never did me any harm', then I do think you might be being a teensy bit unreasonable.

But I guess this is why the site is neatly divided into different topics, so if you don't want to read about any sort of feeding ever, then lo, you don't have to.

robbosmum Sun 25-Feb-07 21:07:11

sort of know what you mean,,,there sometimes isn't any middle ground its either you will kill your child if you continue to do this....(sorry complete exaggeration) however i have been helped, and lol at some threads more than i have irritated and i am a new mum with endless queries

robbosmum Sun 25-Feb-07 21:07:43

sorry ,should read more than irritated

sauce Sun 25-Feb-07 21:08:00

propaganda, eh? everyone seems to have an axe to grind, don't you think?

SenoraSpoon Sun 25-Feb-07 21:08:11

is there ranting and raving going on? I must have missed it.

LowFatMilkshake Sun 25-Feb-07 21:09:58

Sorry Sauce, I am a bit slow tonight

Are you saying that while you agree this is a parenting site and people have questions to ask (often repeated again and again and again by newcomers etc), what you dont like is the critical ranting and raving that goes on when one group disagree with how another group do something??

Advice and experience is okay
critiscm, ranting and raving is not

Sorry it's been a long day, but I need clarification before I decided if you are being unreasonable or not -

Moomin Sun 25-Feb-07 21:10:27

my god - now who's ranting?! I know you're not slagging off MN; I'm just saying that even when threads and posters annoy me at least it's a range of views rather than just one. Some people are going to give themselves ulcers.

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