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Not sure where to ask about this awful terrible baby advice you have published?

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ridiculouspirate Sat 06-Aug-16 20:25:05

What on earth?

Mumsnet advice pages used to be reasonably balanced and evidence based. Saw this shared on Facebook and wondered wtf someone was thinking?

Make it stop before someone tries this bollocks on their new baby!

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

I absolutely agree with OP. wink

elQuintoConyo Sat 06-Aug-16 20:28:47

Crikey i just read it! That wouldn't have helped my DS. Slept nowhere apart from on me. Hated being swaddled. Never finished a bottle hmm

MiniLop Sat 06-Aug-16 20:32:24

shock What utter bollocks!

ShowOfHands Sat 06-Aug-16 20:33:24


What the what now?

Bring back MorningPaper and her rocket to Lebanon, all is forgiven.

MiniLop Sat 06-Aug-16 20:34:17

This is the kind of thing that would have panicked me as a new mother - "try to feed your baby every 3-4 hours", DS was breastfed and therefore fed on demand. There's no way he would have gone 3 hours without a feed for the first few months, never mind 4 hours!

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

What a horrific pile of shite! Please do something about this asap, MN!

Kalispera Sat 06-Aug-16 20:35:31

What a load of crap! Don't let the baby sleep too long but take it out for a walk so it'll sleep longer. confused

And really don't change a nappy after every feed unless it really needs changed. Why the fuck would you do that to a full, cosy baby who is just ready for a nap?

insan1tyscartching Sat 06-Aug-16 20:36:33

Meh did pretty similar with mine,all five slept through the night in their own cots from being six weeks old. Mine are aged 29 to 13 now and that was the expected routine when the eldest four were babies and I did the same with the youngest regardless of current advice. They all thrived and I was happier having a routine.

FoxesSitOnBoxes Sat 06-Aug-16 20:36:45

I am really pleased that everyone else thinks this is as shit as I thought it was. Poor new mums trying to force their babies into fitting in with this. Horrible pressure. And the "face it- this might be the only way you get a good night sleep" or whatever it is comment on the Facebook post. absolute balls. angry

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sat 06-Aug-16 20:37:55

There's another thread about this. I'll find it...

BastardBernie Sat 06-Aug-16 20:37:58

Wow, that is possibly the worst advice page I have read about babies, ever.

BifsWif Sat 06-Aug-16 20:38:52

I actually thought it was a joke when I read it.

You've failed massively with this one MN.

MovingOnUpMovingOnOut Sat 06-Aug-16 20:39:27

Oh, it's your own tread op. You can find it yourself grin

ridiculouspirate Sat 06-Aug-16 20:40:12

So annoyed I posted two threads grinblush

lljkk Sat 06-Aug-16 20:40:13

I didn't think it was all that shite, actually.
But then again, when I joined MN, Gina Ford was all the rage -- every other thread was about getting baby to sleep at precisely 7:07pm etc.
I coslept with mine until they were 2-3-4-5 yo, anyway.

ridiculouspirate Sat 06-Aug-16 20:40:56

Just in case they didn't spot it in feeding or all the Facebook anger. ...

Emochild Sat 06-Aug-16 20:41:14

Swaddled and tucked down for a nap -erm isn't that against SIDS advice?

Also why would you wake a sleeping baby?
Was this advice taken directly from gina ford she who will not be mentioned?

DixieNormas Sat 06-Aug-16 20:42:41

I stopped reading at the try to make baby go 3-4 hours feeding bollocks.

Yeah mnhq you should take it down hmm

JassyRadlett Sat 06-Aug-16 20:43:35

Christ alive. That is some shit (and potentially dangerous) advice.

lovelilies Sat 06-Aug-16 20:43:42

That really is a big pile of shit.
Shame on you MN!! angry

Oly5 Sat 06-Aug-16 20:43:55

This advice is awful and will
Just put pressure on new mums. Babies don't really self-settle do they MN??
Terrible, just go with the flow is the best advice I ever had.
New babies do not sleep well at night. That's it. End of. They're not programmed to. The sooner we accept that, the better

Philoslothy Sat 06-Aug-16 20:44:46

It seems to be very dated advice. I had my first children nearly two decades ago - this was the advice I was given.

Ilovenannyplum Sat 06-Aug-16 20:45:15

That article is a pile of shit hmm

DixieNormas Sat 06-Aug-16 20:47:33

I've reported ops post to make sure mnhq see the thread, if everyone else does the same hopefully mnhq will take a look and get rid of the article

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