Saturday, September 12, 2009
I was clearing out presses today and came across this book . I bought it 14 years ago before I had kids . It must have been a prophecy for things to come although I wish I had rediscovered it when I had my first baby 12 years ago ( not when I'm about to have my 5th !) ..yes that's a sort of an announcement .
So today I flicked through it - first of all i couldn't believe there was so many pictures of breastfeeding babies ! No bottles, soothers , rockers , swings etc... to be seen . Its just a fabulous book and a kind of gentle introduction to babies and what makes them tick .
But my favourite quote by far is the title of chapter42 " What Makes A spoilt Baby? "
A spoilt baby is one who has been disciplined not one who has been pampered.
I love it and I think this man Desmond Morris is fantastic ! Its pure common sense of course ....