From my uninitiated place, it seems that being a parent isn’t easy. You get advice from everyone, especially when not asked for.
But it’s not only those around you. Each specialist has different ideas and a different strategy, and every other option is demonised. For example, this article about babies crying. It demonises the process of controlled crying, which many parents use to get their children into a sleep routine.
Sleep is crucial for development and health, so if nothing else is working for you, this technique is often recommended. I don’t disagree that children don’t need comfort but demonsing parents using a routine supported by many specialists is irresponsible. Also, in my personal opinion, the article misleads the audience by quoting articles that do not represent a baby crying for a short time (excessive distress for example).
Author/blogger Kerri Sackville posted on this very topic; or more accurately, on mothers being sick of accused of being against or at war with other mothers. But read some of the comments; judgement is alive and well on the MammaMia blog.
What do you think Splatters? Are we judgemental of mothers, or in the case of some of us, other mothers and their choices? Is this just media beat-up? Have you seen it in action?