Kōrero: Parenting

The Plunket clock (2 o 2)

The Plunket clock

The Plunket clock symbolised that organisation's emphasis on strict routine when parenting. Young babies were supposed to be fed every four hours between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m., with sleep, exercise and bathing in between. Women did try to follow this routine, but most (by necessity) took a somewhat more relaxed approach than the clock dictated.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: F. Truby King, Feeding and care of baby. Auckland: Whitcombe & Tombs, 1942, p. 74

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Lesley Patterson, 'Parenting - Mothers, fathers and parenting', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/diagram/26331/the-plunket-clock (accessed 24 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Lesley Patterson, i tāngia i te 5 May 2011, reviewed & revised 26 Jun 2018