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Just a couple of examples:
Never mind that when asked about propping up a bottle, Brazelton gives one of his rare categorical rules ("Absolutely not"*). That kid's been dressed in some kind of goofy beret, a hat which, after Monica Lewinsky, even the French have abandoned. And where are her socks?**
* "While I try never to issue categorical rules to a parent, there is one question to which I give a very firm answer. If parents ask whether to leave a baby with a propped bottle, my answer is absolutely not [italics original]. Every baby deserves to be held for a feeding. Communication at feeding time is as important as the food." Touchpoints Birth to 3, The Essential Reference for the Early Years, T. Berry Brazelton, MD, p 46.
** OK, so it's a doll. Which only strengthens my argument about the hat.