Wednesday, November 14, 2007

TV nannies exploit toddlers, says NSPCC

By Nicole Martin, Digital and Media Correspondent Last Updated: 2:09am GMT 14/11/2007

Television nannies are teaching "outdated and potentially harmful" techniques, and should be banned from featuring children under five on their shows, the NSPCC has said.
Programmes such as Bringing Up Baby exploit babies and toddlers and damage the confidence of new parents who slavishly follow the techniques espoused by unqualified and often childless nannies, the charity claimed.
The warning comes as Channel 4 investigates Claire Verity, the controversial "baby guru" on Bringing Up Baby, over claims that she lied on her CV about her childcare qualifications.

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