>I am horrified at OFCOM’s decision not to uphold more than 750 complaints against the Channel 4 programme “Bringing up Baby”.
This programme compared different schools of thought regarding child rearing, including the ideas of self-styled expert Claire Verity, based on the ideas of Truby King. These practices involve not having eye contact with the baby, and as little physical contact as possible and not being responsive to the baby’s cries.
Many viewers were horrified to see a tiny baby left in a room to cry, without its needs being attended to. This makes the OFCOM view that there was no evidence that children were being mistreated or in any distress pathetic and laughable.
No wonder we have so many mental health problems in this country if it is accepted that isolating and ignoring vulnerable babies is reasonable.