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Using the MN name as endorsement - not on, is it?

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tiktok · 11/01/2010 18:48

I have just seen this sanity.html where the sleep person in question claims to have many Mumsnet clients....which may or may not be true. But using the name like this makes it sound like an edorsement of her methods.

Admission: her methods are questionable and her goals are questionable, too. She may have helped some parents - irrelevant, actually.

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SparrowFflamau · 11/01/2010 18:53

never heard of the woman. quoting mn is crap

SparrowFflamau · 11/01/2010 18:56

wonder when daytime ends for the "guru"

dd2 thinks night time starts at about 6pm. (She does the 3 hr daytime feed thing naturally). She does sleep through a night - but as her night starts at 6, she wakes for a feed at 3am, then starts the 3 hour thing again. If I try waking her at 9pm for a feed, she just carries on the 3 hr thing.

I don't want to go to bed at 6pm to get a full nights sleep

henryhuggins · 11/01/2010 18:58

but it's not her book at all - she is recommending a book written by someone else.

FabIsGoingToBeFabIn2010 · 11/01/2010 18:58

I feel quite pissed off about her using the MN name tbh. Everyone is using MN now. And not in a good way.

MaMight · 11/01/2010 19:00

" a friend gave me the number of baby guru Alison Scott-Wright, apparently dubbed ?The Magic Sleep Fairy? by her legion of grateful Mumsnet clients. Frankly I would have happily employed The Enchanted Voodoo Witch Lady, so long as she delivered a decent night?s rest."


Going to go and search MN for the phrase "The Magic Sleep Fairy"... back in a sec.

belgo · 11/01/2010 19:01

Never heard of her and I spend my whole life quite a lot of time on here.

YouLukaAmazing · 11/01/2010 19:02

Message withdrawn

tiktok · 11/01/2010 19:03

I think Mumsnet towers should kick ass, personally

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tiktok · 11/01/2010 19:03

There have been a couple of apparently satisfied customers who have posted on 'Talk'.

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belgo · 11/01/2010 19:03

ah yes I've just got to the point of 'give her a bottle' and everything will be cured

Habbibu · 11/01/2010 19:04

God, she doesn't seem to have done much research before hiring the guru, does she? Tilt the moses basket - well, fuck me, that's novel. And the low milk levels - well, shall we just leave that to Tiktok to deal with...

She hardly sounds like she'd be that popular with MNers anyway.

Habbibu · 11/01/2010 19:05

Sorry, tiktok - didn't see it was you posting in the first place!
SparrowFflamau · 11/01/2010 19:05

i'm disturbed that we would dub anyone a sleep fairy

tiktok · 11/01/2010 19:06

I get EVERYWHERE....mwhahahahaha.

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henryhuggins · 11/01/2010 19:06

kick ass over what exactly?

henryhuggins · 11/01/2010 19:07

ah nevermind can't really be bothered

tiktok · 11/01/2010 19:09

I rather think she has dubbed herself the Magic Seep Fairy......'cos she can't call herself midwife, health visitor, psychologist, qualified sleep therapist, or whatever.

Guess why she can't?

That's right.

So if you have no qualifications, or no current ones (she is a 'former maternity nurse' and maternity nurse is not a protected term anyway...) you can call yourself WTF you like

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Habbibu · 11/01/2010 19:10

It's also entertaining how she radically changes the 4 hour feed to 3 hours - it's like she's a 1950s rebel.

tiktok · 11/01/2010 19:10

henry....kick ass about the unauthorised use of the Mumsnet name and Mumsnet users as a form of endorsement.

I didn't think I needed to spell it out again

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Habbibu · 11/01/2010 19:11

I think I prefer Magic Seep Fairy.

tiktok · 11/01/2010 19:12

I laughed at that, Habb, too.

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ShowOfHands · 11/01/2010 19:17

I'm going to become an expert. An Emissions Expert I think. I'll work up to guru when my army of MN fans start referring to me as the 'shit fairy'.

I need a gimmick. Whaddya reckon? Change the nappy before they poo. Pre-emptimve nappy strike. No, not going to work is it?

LadyintheRadiator · 11/01/2010 19:19

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MrsJamin · 11/01/2010 19:26

She advocates giving water at night to newborns - I have no idea who on MN would be a fan.

moondog · 11/01/2010 19:29

I read this (read Torygraph every day) and thought it was a load of shite.
I have A FRIEND WHO WORKS ON tORYGRAPH-COULD TALK to ohm about it. However he wrote a rather unpleasant article about MN himself a while back which resulted in a very vitriolic thread..

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