The Maternal Child Health nurse came to visit us today, to check on Evelyn and I. She was quite nice, and a lot of the information she covered was normal, common sense stuff. She also mentioned that Aidan and I should get our whooping cough vaccinations updated, and a couple of other helpful things. It was, on the whole, a helpful and beneficial visit from a lovely nurse.
But she did give us one brochure that simply boggles the brain.
It’s NOT ok to shake BABIES
Really? They have to tell people this? It’s such a problem that the State Government of Victoria has deemed it necessary to spend money on putting one of these brochures into every pack for every new parent?
I’m just astounded. I shouldn’t be, I know. There are crap parents out there, there are people who simply don’t know any better. But I would have assumed that those people were the minority, the exception to the rule, as opposed to being halfway normal.
My society worries me.