How did we manage ?
Posted by Big John on September 26, 2011
In a new book written by childcare “experts” it says that babies now have “schedules that are as important as those of adults”. Some tiny tots even attend classes most days, such as … baby music, baby yoga, baby gym, baby singing, baby salsa (I’m not making this up), baby language and baby swimming.
One of the authors of the book, Sylvie Hétu, claims that pushy parents are encouraged by health workers and nursery staff who constantly attempt to interfere in children’s lives from birth.
Of course I have not read the book, but I must say that I am a bit confused, for Ms. Hétu seems to condemn all these trendy methods of “bonding” and seeks to protect these infants from “too much stimulation”, when she herself is an “infant massage instructor”.
I’m afraid that it all seems like a load of old baby bollocks to me, but I was pleased to read that, although it is no longer “cool”, singing traditional lullabies such as “Baa Baa Black Sheep” is still considered to be one of the best ways of bonding with your child.
“Baa Baa Black Sheep” … Shock ! .. Horror ! .. Surely that should be “Rainbow Sheep” !
She’ll be telling us next that it’s OK to let our babies …
… cuddle a Gollywog ! ;-)