This is absolutely nauseating.
No need for expectant parents to wade through books or trudge round shops for the latest products guaranteed to turn others green with envy.
Instead, for a fee of up to Â£2500 ($7100), parents-to-be can sit back while every detail of the pregnancy, their child’s birth and their new family’s early years is organised.
“We will organise everything from sourcing the best baby carrier to creating the baby’s bedroom and arranging parent confidence classes,” said Keely Paice, founder of Baby Planners and the former editor of an international business magazine.
“Once baby arrives, we will hire the best maternity nurse, shortlist nannies and nurseries, advise on feeding patterns and help with establishing routine. In addition, we will be on call by phone and email 24 hours a day for one-to-one advice.” [NZ Herald]
I stared at that article for some minutes with my mind racing and going blank in cycles. I was aghast, I was shocked, I was just totally stunned.
I know it screams CONVENIENCE but babies aren’t objects. This is push-button parenting. This is discouraging parents from properly bonding with their babies by actually learning about them as human beings.
“…we will be on call by phone and email 24 hours a day for one-to-one advice“???
Gee, how can someone who is not physically present to observe a baby give any relevant advice? This is passing on parental responsibility to total strangers who aren’t even there to observe the unique and peculiar needs and circumstances of every child. This is allowing — no, soliciting — strangers to make decisions about your child.
If a couple is too busy to learn about their baby, why have a baby at all?
What some people will do for money will never cease to amaze me.[tags]Baby+Planners, Keely+Paice, parenting, babies[/tags]