"You're almost there! All the late nights and round the clock feeds will soon be worth it as your little one moves on to solids." Then it was unto the "Is my baby ready to?" article. Again with the sleep thing, HV, Angela Davy states that "...Others only manage it when they're on three meals a day from 7 months." She goes on to say " From 6 months, you can leave your baby to cry for short periods. Try 5 minutes at first, then extend the time so she'll learn to settle herself."
Essentially controlled crying. I'm aware that this sort of advice is prevalent in our society but as a rookie parent, even I know that solids don't sort out sleep issues. Neither does CC. (Well it might in the short term until the baby is ill and or teething, then you'll have to do it all over again. It's not something I would do.) Sleep is a developmental milestone that each child has to achieve. It wasn't all bad though, The nutritionist Vicky Pennington gave good advice on weaning with even a balanced mention of Baby-led weaning.
This magazine was just the last drop in what was a long time held frustration. I suppose the dam just burst its banks. I subscribed to a well known parenting mag whilst I was pregnant, it was a good read but the more I thought about how I wanted to parent Lil bean, I just couldn't relate anymore. Also months spent unsubscribing to all those companies Bounty had signed me on for was enough to make me angry. Normally I wouldn't hand over my details like that except a raffia bag was for the taking but I was exhausted after labouring overnight and recovering from an EMCS, I just wanted the lady to leave me alone.
I will end with a rational thought, at the end of the day, it's all advice not gospel. That is all this mama has to remember.