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A bedtime book with a difference has topped the Amazon bestseller chart a month before its publication. Forget lullabyes and cuddles, this one’s entitled, ‘Go the F*ck to Sleep’ and comes with the publisher’s warning that it’s, thankfully, ‘definitely not a book to read to your child’. Read More
It’s happened, the buggy has broken the £1,000 price barrier with the anticipated UK launch of the Bugaboo Donkey. It’s predicted to be the latest ‘yummy mummy’ status symbol in parks and coffee shops around the country. But are the smug parents and carers going to be the ones who have found out the delights of baby slings and carriers rather than those who have broken the bank while purchasing a pram? Read More
This week came the announcement of yet another Government review that will look at the commercialisation and sexualisation of children.
The latest review, announced on Monday by children’s minister Sarah Teather, will build on from earlier reports published by Professor David Buckingham on the impact of the commercial world on children’s wellbeing, by Dr Linda Papadopoulos on the sexualisation on young people, and by Professor Tanya Byron on child safety in a digital world.
The nanny state strikes again with the news that a Hampshire children’s centre has banned parents from drinking tea or coffee because of the threat it poses to toddlers.
Apparently mums and dads attending Mill Hill Children’s centre in Waterlooville are restricted to drinking only cold drinks at the weekly sessions. The centre’s co-ordinator was quoted saying that they felt it was a sensible way of keeping children safe.
An innocent, proud dad comment from Labour leader Ed Miliband on the BBC news last week triggered alarm bells. I just knew he was going to get slated for casually pointing to shelves of formula milk and commenting on which one his baby Samuel has.
In the following days he’s been branded as ‘naive’ and his parenting decisions have been questioned.
‘If the nursery is going to let dd have such a big nap so late then they should babysit her so I can have a glass of wine in peace!’…’It pisses me off to have to pay someone to look after a sleeping child’…’My daughter is still going to bed later than normal and I don’t have a life.’ Read More