Dream Babies: Childcare Advice from John Locke to Gina Ford

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Parents have long been bombarded with conflicting advice on how to bring up their babies: from Locke, Rousseau, and Truby King to Spock, Penelope Leach and Gina Ford. Behaviourist warnings in the 1920s about physical contact ('Never hug and kiss them. Never let them sit in your lap') swung to Jean Liedloff's 'continuum concept' that babies should be wrapped round mum and fed on demand. Today enthusiasts for the 'family bed' are at war with Gina Ford's call for a return to the strict routines of pre-Spock days. Who is right ...

Dream Babies: Childcare Advice from John Locke to Gina Ford 2008, Frances Lincoln Ltd, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780711227996

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